According to the Financial Times, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will abandon diesel for its passenger cars by 2022.
Accused of many ills and attacked from all sides, the diesel engine could live these last moments within the automobile industry. Some manufacturers have in any case already decided to do without it. After Porsche or PSA , it would be Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) who would have chosen to abandon it.
According to the very serious Financial Times, the Italian-American group could in fact no longer offer diesel-powered private vehicles by 2022. This decision, which could be announced on June 1 at the presentation of the future strategic plan 2018 -2022 from FCA, would be motivated by rising costs and especially by the fall in demand for this type of motorization.
Sales of diesel cars have been in sharp decline for several years. According to Jato Dynamics figures, diesel car registrations decreased by 3.8% worldwide in 2017 (to 13.94 million units) while in Europe, where two-thirds of global sales are made, they rose from 48.9% in 2016 to 43.8% in 2017. In France, diesel represented last year less than 50% of sales of new cars. A first since the year 2000!