Get Them Before They’re Gone

Thu 30th Aug 2018

Diesel cars are taking a battering from all quarters, and the tougher regulations mean that this year will be the last for many famous diesel models.

Whilst a third of cars registered in the UK are powered by diesel engines, the popularity of the fuel looks set to drop as more and more manufacturers call time on the engine.

From September 1st all new car registrations will be forced to meet tough new regulation put into place by the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Where previously manufacturers jumped through loopholes to avoid the strict rules on polluting vehicles and emissions, the WLTP will ensure that non-green vehicles will pay more in vehicle tax and clean air charges.

The expected cull on diesel models has already began, Fiat announced earlier this year that from 2022 they would have no diesel cars, Porsche has stated that the Macan and Panamera would cease production of diesel, whilst Volvo has also committed to getting rid of diesel.

Such is the extent of the cuts that AutoCar has now produced a list of models which are being scrapped from UK production this year.


Brands and Models To Scrap Diesel In 2018 (source: AutoCar)

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati): Fiat 500X, all models by 2022

  • Honda: CR-V

  • Kia: Rio, Venga

  • Mitsubishi: ASX, Outlander

  • Porsche: Macan, Panamera

  • Seat: Toledo

  • Skoda: Fabia

  • Suzuki: Vitara, SX4 S-Cross

  • Toyota: Avensis, RAV4, Verso

  • Vauxhall: Corsa

  • Volvo: All new models