Yokohama - Nissan has apparently become the latest car company to slam the door on diesel engines.
Nikkei Asian Review reports that Nissan has decided not to develop any new oil burning engines as it plans to phase the engine out of its passenger car ranges in the early 2020s.
This is due to stricter environmental regulations around the globe and an anticipated further decline in demand for diesel-powered cars.
But where does this leave vehicles like the Navara, where diesel is an essential part of the model mix, or its X-Class sibling for that matter, to which it also donates a turbodiesel engine?
According to the Japanese publication, Nissan will continue to offer diesel engines in its commercial vehicles, but they will be outsourced from other companies.