Mitsubishi Motors refuses to create new diesel engines and begins to gradually reduce the list of diesel versions of models. According to the agency Nikkei, by the end of 2021, only a few Mitsubishi will leave engines on “heavy” fuel.
However, existing Mitsubishi diesel engines will still be improved. In particular, the turbodiesel will receive the new Mitsubishi Outlander of 2021. Most likely, the diesel versions will remain with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and L200, as well as a number of regional models like Delica D: 5 for the Japanese market.
To such a decision, the Japanese company was pushed by analysts’ forecasts. In the next 10 years, demand for diesel engines will decrease by 40%, with the largest decline expected in the European market.
According to Mitsubishi Motors, in the next 2-3 years, the share of diesel versions among all sold car brands will drop below 20%. For comparison, according to the results of 2018, it amounted to 24%.