Suzuki confirms it is to scrap UK diesel sales

Car maker says lack of demand means diesels will only be available from existing stock

Suzuki confirms it is to scrap UK diesel sales
Another brand is scrapping diesel cars in the UK.

Suzuki is the latest to turn its back on diesel, confirming that it will “temporarily” end diesel sales in the UK and its thought the brand is unlikely to start selling them again.

Suzuki joins Toyota and Subaru, who also recently confirmed that it would be ending UK diesel car sales.

A Suzuki spokesman said: ”Due to very low demand for diesel engine models in the UK Suzuki range, the DDiS derivatives of Vitara and SX4 S-Cross for UK only have temporarily ceased production.

“This is due to much higher demand for the Boosterjet petrol models and the real-world fuel consumption that they attain.

“Diesel engine models will be available from existing stock only.”

UK diesel car sales declined by almost 40 per cent in March.

Just over 1,000 diesel units were sold by Suzuki in the UK last year.

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