The diesel segment of cars has lately seen a troublesome time as automobile giant VW stopped its sales in America. The market is left with 12 diesel cars that have the EPA certification for sales in the US. These cars will breathe in new life in the otherwise stale diesel market that has met tremendous competition from electric vehicles.
Here are some of the best diesel cars that you can buy in 2018.
Chevrolet Colorado GT
The car is powered by a 2.8 litre turbodiesel engine with an automatic 6 speed gear box. The car produces a power of 181 hp and a torque of 369 Ib-ft. It is equipped with a rear-view camera with 17-inch alloy wheels, touchscreen display, automatic climate control, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and other commendable features.
Chevrolet Cruze LT Diesel
It has a turbodiesel engine that produces a power of 137 hp with 240 Ib-ft of torque. The diesel engine also comes with the LT trim package that is equipped with heated mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless ignition, LED running lights etc.
The GMC matches Chevrolet Colorado in its specs as it also has a 2.8 litre turbodiesel engine that offers a power of 181 hp with a torque of 369 Ib-ft. The pickup truck is equipped with all the standard features like keyless entry, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, cruise control, 17-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio etc. The optional package includes all terrain tires and dark alloy wheels with hill descent control.
The 2018 Equinox has a turbodiesel engine carried forward from the previous model offers a power of 137 hp and torque of 240 Ib-ft. The diesel option will be available in the LT trim package which is equipped with climate control, heated seats, navigation system, touchscreen system, power liftgate, LED running lights, leather upholstery etc.
In 2018, the GMC Terrain will be launching its diesel variant for the first time. The vehicle would be a few inches shorter in length and 400 Ibs lighter for higher fuel efficiency. The SLE package will bring in numerous upgrades to the standard model like heated front seats, power driver’s seat, remote engine starts and automatic climate control, rear parking sensors etc.
The SLT upgrade provides Driver Alert 1 and 2 packs with leather upholstery and infotainment package. Driver alert 2 helps in automatic braking and collision warning. You can also add special features like power liftgate and heated steering wheel.
The car is built to give you fuel economy like never before as its fuel statistics have been placed at 30 mpg-city and 41mpg-highway by EPA. The 2.0 litre turbo diesel engine produces a power of 180 hp and torque of 280 Ib-ft.
The car is studded with heated side mirrors, push start, LED headlights, automatic wipers, auto dimming mirrors etc. The 328 wagon will come with extra features as roof rails and panoramic sunroof.
Other cars to watch out are Jaguar XE, Jaguar XF, BMW X5 xDrive 35d and Range Rover Velar. 2018 looks promising for the diesel-oriented car market but its fate eventually depends upon the degree of demand shift towards battery powered vehicles.