FCA gives diesel the axe
If you were hoping to one day find a diesel engine option in Dodge or Chrysler passenger cars in America, forget it. Due to declining sales in the aftermath of Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” emissions scandal, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to pull the plug on all diesel-powered cars in Europe by 2022. In the meantime, it will begin the process of phasing out the diesel option. On top of the lasting effects of Dieselgate hurting demand for diesels, the high cost of making diesel engines comply with emissions requirements was cited as justification for the decision. Fortunately, FCA plans to continue offering diesel engines in its North American trucks (i.e., Ram 1500 and HD models) for the foreseeable future.