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    Default Renault Australia - no diesel cars

    Is it true that Renault no longer offers any diesel powered cars in Australia, with the Kangoo being the closest?

    Have they lost the plot?

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    Koleos???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 404 View Post
    Is it true that Renault no longer offers any diesel powered cars in Australia, with the Kangoo being the closest?

    Have they lost the plot?

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    The day of the diesel car, as has been remarked here before, is probably over. Turbocharged petrol engine performance has overtaken the diesel in power, torque and economy, excepting in large diesels. They are being legislated out of existence. The latest thing is small turbocharged petrol engines which produce similar power with more torque and economy than much larger naturally aspirated engines and can provide superior outputs to diesel engines without the pollution, particularly nitrous oxides.
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    I didn't think of the Koleos as a car but fair enough.
    Curious you can only get the diesel in the Intense up market version.

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    With a CVT the only transmission option here. Wonder what it's like to drive with the high revs usually shown in petrol CVT versions?
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    That's interesting. I've had a couple of Alfa Romeo diesel 159's over the years and loved them. More recently i've got a 2018 I30 Diesel 1.6 as a company runabout which is an absolute cracker of a car. You would never believe it's only 1.6 litres with the way it get's up and goes... and the fuel economy is outstanding - 900km per tank.

    Is it really a matter of emissions or is there something else i'm missing.
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    Default The big Pollutant:

    They tell me that diesels are really big on NOₓ
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    That's why we have Adblue, Eolys, etc. Do you really think that petrol engines are clean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    That's why we have Adblue, Eolys, etc. Do you really think that petrol engines are clean?
    No, but they are a lot easier to clean up after than diesels! :-)
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