Auto shows occur all over the world each year – from Paris to New York, Vancouver to Detroit. And typically, automotive shows are places where people can see new models of vehicles and get an idea of where the car industry is going in terms of trends and technology. This past year has been particularly buzz-worthy when it comes to automotive shows as manufacturers announce new plans for their companies and new directions for the vehicles they produce. At Goliath, we have had our ear to the ground and provide you with the following list of the 10 things generating the most buzz at auto shows. Consider yourself informed.
10. Moving Away From Diesel Engines
Many automotive manufacturers are taking steps to develop new engines for their cars and move away from diesel powered engines. At The Paris Auto Show, Nissan unveiled a new engine design that its executives claim will render turbo-charged diesel engines obsolete. With environmental regulations on engine emissions tightening around the world, a move away from diesel engines seems to be a common play for auto manufacturers. While this may be good for the air we breathe, it is having repercussions in the global automotive industry. Volkswagen, for example, recently announced 1,400 job cuts at its diesel-engine unit. And Renault recently announced that it is planning to phase out diesel engines all together on its fleet of vehicles. Other manufacturers have said that diesel engine options will only remain for their line of trucks.