The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal may still be unfolding, but it hasn’t hindered General Motors’ plans to move forward with new oil-burning offerings.
Car and Driver caught GM Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Mark Reuss, speaking at a recent press event, where he was asked if the recent VW scandal will pause development for diesels by The General.
Simply said, he responded, “No way.”
He added the future diesel four-cylinder and six-cylinder turbo development is still well underway for Cadillac, which continues to eye up Europe with proper powerplants. A new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze diesel is also still on track to be released.
“The Cruze Diesel is too good not to do it,” remarked Reuss.
The 2016 Cruze diesel is set to debut in 2017, while the future Cadillac diesel engines are still a ways off. Cadillac is expected to offer its new line of diesel engines in the United States, but Reuss says it is watching the market closely stating, “it’s a question of timing.”