Japanese car manufacturer Subaru has announced that it will ditch diesel engines from its model line-up.
The carmaker has removed diesel-engined cars from its UK range ahead of the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) emissions standards.
From September 1st, the new WLTP standards will come into force making it more difficult for cars to meet emissions standards.
It aims to bridge the gap between car laboratory testing and real-world emissions data.
As a result, the carmaker has decided to stop selling new diesel-engined motors, reports Autocar.
Two new models launched by the carmaker the Impreza and the XV SUV were introduced without the option of a diesel powertrain.
All references to the 2.0-litre boxer diesel until which was offered on the Outback and Forester have also been removed for the carmaker’s website.
Now, drivers will only be able to specify the Forester within 2.0-litre petrol engine which can be offered with or without a turbocharger.
or the Outback there is now only a choice of a 2.5-litre petrol unit paired with a CVT gearbox.
Subaru dealers are likely to still sell diesel car up until September 1st when the updated WLTP tests will come into force.
However, no pre-WLTP cars must be sold after that date.
Car manufacturers are now being forced to tweak, modify or remove certain engines from their line-ups in an attempt to be compliant with the new tests.
Death of diesel – Major carmaker ditches diesel engines from its model line-up in the UK
ANOTHER carmaker has removed diesel engines from its model line-up as emissions standards are set to get stricter.
By LUKE JOHN SMITH
PUBLISHED: 08:43, Thu, Aug 23, 2018 | express.co.uk