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Diesel cars ditched for good in the UK in 2018 - You can no longer buy these vehicles

The diesel cars ditched in 2018 in the UK (Image: PH)

Diesel cars have faced a tumultuous few years and as a result, are beginning to disappear from the roads.

Following the fallout from the VW emissions scandal in 2015 carmakers are beginning to turn their backs on the fuel type.

The entire industry is still reverberating as a result of the emissions sandal which has seen registrations of the fuel type sharply decline by over 30 per cent in the past year.

It also looks like this decline is not going to stop or slow down anytime soon with November registrations down 16.7 per cent year on year, according to SMMT figures.

The Government and press are also demonising diesel cars which has led to great uncertainty towards the fuel type’s future, despite newer models being cleaner.

There have been scrappage schemes to get people to trade in their old diesel car, increased vehicle excise duty rates introduced and planned daily charges for dirty diesel in cities.

With the 2040 ban of sales of new petrol and diesel cars, the engines will eventually be passed out, but it could occur much more quickly if the negative rhetoric continues.

This is evidenced with a number of carmakers already ditching models over the course of this year.

Mitsubishi Outlander (Image: MITSUBISHI)

At least 16 different diesel cars have been scrapped and there are more planned by manufacturers.

Some carmakers have taken the huge step to completely remove diesel cars from their lineups in the future.

This includes Fiat Chrysler who will not be producing diesel engines from 2022.

Volvo will also not produce any new diesel-engined cars starting with the new S60.

Vauxhall Corsa (Image: VAUXHALL)

It will, however, continue to sell diesel options for other cars in its lineup but they will be phased out eventually, although there is no specific timeline yet.

Some carmakers are citing a lack of demand as the reason they will not make diesel cars anymore.

Porsche, Suzuki, and Subaru said earlier this year that a lack of demand will see them passed out.

Peugeot also stated earlier this year to Autocar that is won’t be developing future diesel engines as it ‘reassess’ the market.

Other carmakers such as Mitsubishi are getting rid of single models form its range. The carmaker is ditching the Outlander diesel as its sales are being dwarfed by the PHEV variant.

The full list of diesel cars ditched by carmakers across the country:

Bentley: Bentayga

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

Peugeot - Potential future models

Seat: Toledo

Skoda: Fabia

Subaru: All new models

Suzuki: Vitara, SX4 S-Cross

Toyota: Avensis, RAV4, Verso

Vauxhall: Corsa

Volvo: All new models

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