The Future of Fuel – Has Diesel had it’s days?

We take a look at the increase in the availability and sales of smaller petrol turbo vehicles using GB Car Registrations as a reference and look at examples of ‘typical’ (under 2.5 litre) engines available to compare the raw data.

  • Ten years ago Petrol Non-Turbo (NA) was the leading choice in the market.
  • Diesel Turbo continued to see a rise in popularity, replacing sales of Diesel Non-Turbo which was being completely phased out of the market, and converting some Petrol Non-Turbo sales.
  • As we can see in graph 2, typical mid-market manufacturers reflect the overall market trend whereas graph 3 shows budget manufacturers have extremely low sales of Petrol Turbo only seeing a small rise from 2013.

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