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VW: No diesel hybrids from us!

VW up! lite

VW has clearly said “no” to diesel hybrids.

“Diesel hybrids still don’t make good business sense,” said a VW spokesman. “The higher cost of clean diesel technology would make them even more expensive than petrol-electric cars. The markets where hybrids are most popular are also the ones where diesels are least popular.”

The comments represent a U-turn for VW after the Wolfsburg-based manufacturer introduced the Up! Lite concept at the Los Angeles motorshow in December last year.