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Diesel vehicles possibly making a comeback in U.S. auto market

Posted on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 11:03:13 AM

When thinking about which vehicle to buy using automotive financing, very few people consider diesel-powered cars and trucks.

However, the number of diesel vehicles on the road is expected to increase, possibly accounting for as much as 18 percent of all new auto sales by 2018, according to USA Today.

In fact, many reputable manufacturers are producing diesel-powered vehicles, Edmunds.com noted. That includes high-end brands like Mercedes-Benz, as well as pickup trucks made by Chevrolet and Ford.

One of the best selling points for choosing diesel over traditional gasoline is the fuel economy, the news source stated. While the sticker price may be higher, long-term savings are possible. Additionally, trucks may perform better using diesel, as these engines often are stronger than their gasoline counterparts.

Andreas Sambel, marketing director for Bosch Diesel Systems, explained to USA Today that with more diesel vehicles for sale, buyers have options. That variety could account for an increase in sales figures over the next few years.

The price point could drop as well, USA Today noted. As time passes, technology may improve, making diesel vehicles a sound option for buyers using automotive financing.