Lexus Doesn't Believe in Diesels... at All!
Automakers are dumping billions in new diesel engine development and some manufacturers say the have no problem meeting the next emissions standards. But Lexus is not convinced and is not letting its engineers develop next-generation diesel engines.
Lexus Australia’s head of marketing, Peter Evans told CarAdvice the company doesn’t plan to develop any diesel engines for the next generation because it believes this technology is only a stop-gap that will create problems going forward.
“By the time you get to Euro 7 [European emission regulations], the add on to clean up the tailpipe emissions is so expensive that ultimately the cheaper and more cost efficient approach could be fuel cells, it could be hybrid. Some of the manufacturers may jump straight from turbo diesels to hybrid,” Evans said.