Mercedes-Benz was frightened of the consequences of DieselgateJanuary 20, 2018
The German company does not believe that the demand for diesel cars will rise in the United States after the scandal with the Volkswagen Group.
The car manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz has refused plans of delivery of diesel cars in the USA. This is reported by the publication The Detroit Bureau with reference to an interview with the head of research and development of Mercedes-Benz Ola Kallenius.
The decision of the German brand was not even affected by the fact that the US already sells processed diesel fuel, which meets the new stringent European standards of Euro 6. It will enter into force in 2020.
Mercedes-Benz has an active high-performance four-cylinder turbodiesel. However, the company came to the following conclusion. While just not enough consumer interest in diesel engines, to guarantee the output of this turbodiesel on the US market.
Recall that the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz stopped selling in the United States diesel versions of its models, immediately after the recognition of guilt in deception with the emissions of 3.0-liter turbodiesels by the German automotive concern Volkswagen Group at the beginning of last year.