Cadillac’s won’t be offering the diesel engines it had planned to, either.
Instead, GM’s luxury division will focus on . . . electrification. Because that makes all kinds of sense.
Cadillac President Steve Carlisle, speaking last week at the XT4 compact crossover launch, said the brand is “re-evaluating diesel technology.”
He went on to add:
“We have been working on diesel, but the markets may be changing more quickly than we anticipated,” he said. “Going forward, we will focus on electrification.”
No, the market hasn’t been changing – but the politics (and mandates) are another matter. EPA has made it almost impossible to legally sell a “compliant” diesel engine that isn’t too expensive to make it worth selling.
Cadillac had been working on four- and six-cylinder diesel engines for several years as part of its push into Europe, and had planned to offer diesel-powered models in the U.S. as well.
The XT4 was to have been offered with a diesel by 2020 or before, and Cadillac had expected to launch diesel engines in more models.
So much for that.
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