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.