Although the popularity of diesel engines is getting smaller every day, and many manufacturers are rejecting these aggregates from their offer, some continue to develop modern variants. While this is not a complete surprise for Europeans, it is somewhat unexpectedly when such news arrives from the United States, where it has also begun a downfall of diesel due to Volkswagen’s scam on tests 2015.
And while VW and Mercedes are dropping diesel engines from the United States, the local giant General Motors (GM) is investing in the development of new aggregates.The company has already announced that the new Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra will get a 3.0-liter Durmax six-cylinder diesel engine at the beginning of next year, but that’s not all.
GM is currently buying a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel from the French PSA Group for Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox, but is also most likely taht they will develop their own smaller aggregate for these types of models.
This is why the American company has retained its Development Center in Torino, although it has withdrawn from Opel last year.
Torino’s managing director Pjerpaolo Antonjoli has confirmed that the new gamma of the GM diesel engine will include both a three-cylinder and four-cylinder version.GM expects to increase sales of its vehicles in the US with a diesel engine, above all that it hopes to attract former disappointed VW owners.