Consumers Prefer Diesels Over Hybrids.

Todd Young auditodd@attbi.com
Mon, 26 May 2003 00:29:05 -0500


Oh, and by the way....
VW WILL offer the 5.0 liter W10 diesel in the Toureg in the USA for
model year 2004 (next summer), at least according to a 4wd magazine I
read recently. The really amazing part is that this 4wd magazine was the
"American Iron" type of magazine, and the editors sounded pretty
enthused about the prospect of a diesel VW SUV.

Ed Birch wrote:
> Motor - April 30, 2003
>
> A new survey by J.D. Power and Associates says U.S. consumers are expressing
> more interest in buying diesel vehicles than gas-electric hybrid models.
> However, automakers say that despite the fuel economy gains that diesels
> offer, most diesel enthusiasts will be disappointed with the vehicles that
> companies are forced to produce under new cleanair regulations proposed for
> diesel engines.


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Todd Young
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