There’s been plenty written, both here and elsewhere, about diesel engines and when Saab could introduce their very successful models into the US. One of my favourite Automotive bloggers, The Autoprophet, has a post just released on this very subject.
AP is a Detroit-based engineer working in the industry, and he sums up the current diesel discussion here:
I regularly hear and read claims that there is some industry conspiracy against bringing diesel cars to the US, or that Americans won’t buy diesels because of the bad taste left behind by the terrible diesel products of the late 70’s.
Both claims are, to use an old fashioned word, bunk……
After explaining the technicalities behind the operation of diesels and the gap between current performance and required performance under existing emissions laws, he finishes with this:
…..If the “value equation” isn’t right, there is no way that automakers are going to invest heavily in passenger car diesels.
Heed his sage wisdom by clicking here. The Prophet hath spoken.