Hyundai Reconsidering Bringing Diesel Models to the U.S. Market


After previously writing them off as not right for the U.S. market, Hyundai is now thinking of adding diesel engines to its powertrain mix. John Juriga, Director of Powertrain for Hyundai America Technical Center, said: “We do see some value with diesels. It’s something that is a strong consideration for us at this point.” Although Hyundai strongly considered bringing diesel powertrains into the U.S. models four to five years ago; however, the automaker has recently backed away from the idea due to forthcoming stricter emissions standards, the cost of treating diesel emissions, the added cost diesel technology tacks onto a vehicle and the higher price of diesel fuel compared with unleaded gasoline. Though most of these issues have not been solved, Hyundai understands that diesel may be a necessary powertrain play for Hyundai to meet the higher fuel-economy standards in the U.S. market. If you would like to read the full article please click on the link below:

http://wardsauto.com/diesel-resource-center/hyundai-kia-reconsidering-diesels-us

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