Ford has canceled plans to promote a diesel minivan within the U.S.
When the automaker revealed its redesigned 2019 Transit Join on the Chicago Auto Present final yr it mentioned it might be out there with a diesel possibility that may be good for at the very least 30 mpg.
Nonetheless, after it did not arrive in showrooms a Ford spokesperson has confirmed to Automobile and Driver the mannequin was dropped as a result of a “lack of market demand.”
The information isn’t all unhealthy for gasoline financial system followers, because the gasoline-powered Transit Join will get as much as 29 mpg.
Ford nonetheless gives a diesel engine within the bigger Transit van, and just lately added one to the F-150 pickup lineup. In the meantime, the overwhelming majority of its F-Sequence Tremendous obligation fashions are ordered with the Energy Stroke Diesel V8s, which might be an possibility within the upcoming off-road F-250/F-350 Tremor mannequin alongside a brand new 7.3-liter gasoline V8.