Skoda is not going to give up diesel enginesOctober 26, 2018
Despite the fact that there is a widespread and gradual abandonment of diesel technology in the civilian automotive segment, the Czech company is not going to abandon the ICE on heavy fuel.
The head of the Czech company Skoda for research and development, Christian Strube, recently announced that the company will continue to develop diesel engines.
“Diesels are definitely not dead. The new Skoda Octavia, for example, will be equipped with a new generation of diesel engine. In addition, in models like the Skoda Kodiaq RS, we deliberately rely on diesel engines, because torque is important to us, ” – explained Mr. Strube.
Whether this is so – time will tell, but the scandal associated with Volkswagen diesel cars, which flared up in 2015, still negatively affects the confidence of customers in this segment. Also, the ban on heavy-duty vehicles to enter the center of some European cities also does not affect the positive dynamics of sales.
Nevertheless, even the German concern Daimler considers diesel engines not to go down in history and will continue to develop them, although not in such an active mode. According to the company, their customers are still interested in diesel engines.