Kia sees potential for diesel engines in the United States

Article by Christian A., on October 11, 2014

As part of its long-term plan to continue growing by entering new segments, Kia is determined to introduce diesel engines in the United States. Although the market loves petrol engines, Kia sees potential for diesel engines in the United States but not for another three or four years.

According to Orth Hedrick, the vice president of product planning for Kia Motors America, the company is held back by the different emissions standards in Europe and the United States. Hedrick said that Kia would face with different after-treatments and this makes it very expensive for the company.

Still, by 2017-18, the EU6 would be the same standards in both Europe and the US, which means a better chance for Kia. Moreover, the South Korean company is encouraged by the German manufacturer that are offering diesel-powered engines in the US.

Last year, Kia managed to sell more than 500,000 cars in the United Sates and we expect the company to sell even more in 2014. Numbers are expected to improve even further if Kia will add diesel-powered models, so the decision is just a matter of time.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

In 2014, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations revealed the F-Type Project 7. At that time, it was said to be the fastest accelerating road car carrying a 5.0-liter Supercharged...
by - May 29, 2017
There is an ongoing rumor going around the automotive community, and it’s aimed at BMW. The rumor? The German marque has reportedly axed the i5 Electric vehicle concept. These supposed...
by - May 29, 2017
Volkswagen's yearly Worthersee affair that happens in Austria is considered a hotbed for all types of cars from the German company's long and renowned history. Most of the gathering features...
by - May 29, 2017
Behold, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail! The Sweptail is probably the biggest two-seater car that has ever been built. It may look odd at first glance, and you may not be fond...
by - May 29, 2017
BMW just keeps on getting bigger and bigger, in terms of their lineup I mean. Just after unveiling the 8 Series Concept, they are now teasing us with an M8...
by - May 29, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries