Car manufacturers showcase 2016 diesel car line up at Detroit Motor Show

Niels Tholen - 15 January 2015

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also known as the Detroit Motor Show, is being used as a platform for car manufacturers to showcase their new 2016 model year line up.

Manufacturers at the show including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volkswagen and Land Rover have introduced new versions or brand new diesel models that will hit the U.S. market later this year. The use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in passenger cars and SUVs will result in increasing Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) consumption from the light-duty vehicle sector from 2017. Estimates from Integer's latest North American DEF Market Dynamics Report suggest that the car and light-duty sector will account for 68 million gallons by 2020.

Audi has launched its next-generation Q7 model equipped with a V6 diesel engine able to reach 47.8 MPG, and equipped with SCR technology. A special hybrid version of the Q7 will also be available, named the Q7 e tron Quattro, the first diesel powered plug-in hybrid offered by Audi. Given the lower emissions generated by the Q7 e tron quattro, it is not expected to require advanced aftertreatment systems such as SCR.

Other new diesel models equipped with SCR technology which have been introduced at the car show include BMW's new 6-series, Mercedes's GLE Coupe, Porsche's Cayenne and Volkswagen's Tuareg.

Integer Research operates the DiscoverDEF.com and FindAdBlue.com websites.

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