After smogging up the world with its cheating diesels, Volkswagen said—in the most obvious statement ever—that it’d cut back on oil-burners in the U.S., leaving a void in the market. Now Chevrolet tells Automotive News the car company will jump in with its Cruze diesel, non-cheatingly (presumably, anyway) stomping on…
The diesel engines found in Volkswagen products since the 2015 model year are not the Type EA189 TDIs that admittedly have the emission cheating software installed, but VW still can’t sell you the newer Type EA288 TDI engines in 2015 and 2016 model year cars either. Why? We’re not sure yet.
The diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Passat, Beetle and Audi A3 have been amongst the most popular diesel vehicles on the market (partially because they're most of the market), with dealerships reporting constant high demand -– TDIs are about 90 percent of sales in the case of the Jetta Sport Wagon.