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Diesel ‘is finished’, says Suzuki GB boss

Diesel ‘is finished’, says Suzuki GB boss

Suzuki has dropped diesel engines from its UK line-up, following a year where more than 97% of its sales were petrol-powered, trade website https://fleetworld.co.uk/ has reported.

Nobuo Suyama, managing director of Suzuki GB, said the company had sold 87 diesel cars last year, commenting: “We only have a few units stock left at the dealers, but fiscally diesel is already finished.”

Mr Suyama said discontinuing diesel - which had only been available in the S-Cross and Vitara compact SUVs - would not be likely to affect Suzuki’s recent fleet sales success and growth, stating: “Most our model range is smaller sized and not diesel segments.”

Suzuki has put its effort into efficient petrol engines and a growing mild hybrid line-up, and has further plans to electrify its range over the next few years. The company said last year that attitudes had changed, and fleets were no longer resistant to diesel alternatives.