Since last year it’s been hard to miss some of the negative press coverage around diesel cars. The general sentiment being diesels are a bad choice and that most buyers should be looking to turn in their current vehicle for a petrol, electric or hybrid model before Government legislation hikes up ownership and running costs to eye watering levels.
NOx and particulates affect local air quality and are an urban challenge. CO2 is a pollutant which causes global warming and is a threat to the earth. Diesel cars emit more NOx and particulates, but less CO2 than their petrol equivalents.
Despite all this doom and gloom, it’s still important to recognise that vehicle manufactures haven’t taken this lying down and have responded by investing heavily in cleaner more efficient diesel engine technology to meet these new regulations.
"The latest diesel technology is really such a step in emissions, performance, particulates; it's better for the environment when compared to petrol. Diesel has to - needs to - have a future."
Ralf Speth – Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover
Consequently, consumers need to know and feel reassured that a new diesel vehicle still has a place in a modern motoring society and as such should certainly feature as part of the buying decision.
Likewise, it should also be noted that in the current climate there are still some fundamental features and inexorable benefits to owning and running a diesel car, especially when it comes to your finances.
To find out more about extensive range of diesel vehicles available at Sturgess, contact your local Sturgess dealership today to speak to an expert of our team.