Posted By RichC on October 9, 2010
For September 2010, every clean diesel model, aside from the Mercedes E320, reported sales gains over the numbers released a year ago. In fact, sales of some clean diesel models, like the BMW X5 and 335d, shot up more than 800 percent versus numbers posted in September 2009. The entire segment of clean diesels, dominated by the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, rose 10.3 percent over the reported sales for August and a remarkable 124.1 versus last September. So, why are hybrids suffering while diesels continue to thrive? Check out our Honda CR-Z vs. VW Jetta TDI comparo; perhaps the answer lies within.