Nissan after Toyota will stop selling diesel cars due to falling demand in the European market
The company Nissan plans to stop European sales of cars equipped with diesel power plants. This is reported by the publication Automotive News.
Such a decision is due to a drop in demand in Europe for cars with heavy fuel engines. Buyers refuse them in connection with the fear of imposing high taxes, as well as the forthcoming bans on the operation of diesel engines in big cities, which is partly due to the dieselgate of the Volkswagen concern.
Sources at Nissan stressed that they will focus on the production of cars with gasoline-electric and fully electric power units.
In March, Toyota said that by the end of 2018 it would almost completely stop the sale of passenger cars in Europe, which currently account for no more than 10% of the company’s total sales. Since 2019, the Japanese will leave in the European market only diesel modifications of the Land Cruiser SUV, the Hilux pickup truck, and the light commercial vehicle Proace. It is assumed that in the future, after the Nissan and Toyota will follow other Japanese companies.
According to JATO Dynamics, in 2017 sales of diesel cars fell by 7.9% – to 6.77 million units. Thus, their market share was 43.8% compared to 54.9 in the 2011 record year.