Diesel-powered vehicles can be considered rare in the U.S auto market. Primarily, it's because the requirements needed in this certain category of engines are quite high. In addition, there are automakers that have been involved in scandals regarding diesel emission. This did not stop Porsche in offering a diesel deal for its Cayenne models however, albeit with a catch
What's The Catch?
There may be a catch in the diesel deals offered by Porsche for its Cayenne models but according to CNET, buyers are the ones with the most to gain out of it at the end of the day. Accordingly, there is a stop sale on the 3.0-liter Porsche Cayenne diesels but the automaker is going to start selling them once it is resolved. Here's the catch. They will have a "used cars" tag on them. This is where the benefit comes in for buyers because they get a change for a great discount for the Porsche Cayenne Diesel model.
How Will This Happen?
Car Buzz reported that there are currently around 1,300 to 1,500 units of Porsche Cayenne with diesel engines that have not been sold yet as one of the effects of the Dieselgate scandal Volkswagen got involved in. These vehicles have been on standby for over a year while Porsche and the Feds work out a solution. When the stop-sale is finally lifted, the automaker will no longer be able to sell the cars as brand new since technically, they no longer are.
The benefits begin here as reported. According to Klaus Zellmer, Porsche's North American CEO, the unsold Cayennes will be sold as used. "They will be low-mileage, very attractive used cars, based on the age of the car. There's always a market for any car. You just have to get the price right," Zellmer stated in the same report.
Price And Fuel Economy
The Porsche Cayenne Diesel is priced in the ballpark of $62,000 as reported. It has a fuel economy of 20 and 29 mpg for city and highway driving respectively. No detail has been mentioned about its combined fuel economy but given the first two numbers, it should be around 25 mpg.