Suzuki and Mitsubishi stop selling diesel cars in EuropeOctober 17, 2018
As it became known, at the beginning of this year, Suzuki curtailed the production of “diesel engines” at its Hungarian enterprise. And according to statistics, of the 281,000 cars sold on the European market, only 10% were diesel.
Mitsubishi has so far stopped sales only in the UK and Germany. In France, for example, such cars are still available. But, most likely, they will disappear here in the near future.
Carcoops notes that these measures are nothing but a reaction to a serious drop in demand in Europe.
Whatever it was, but the same Mitsubishi apparently has not yet decided whether it will completely curtail the production of diesel engines or not. There is also information that a number of models of pickups will remain. They are still in demand among Europeans – sales accounted for 30% of the total share of sales for the first nine months of this year.
Considering this news, it turns out that only Mazda remains of the Japanese manufacturers in the diesel system, since Toyota and Nissan also drop out.