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Our bold (or foolish) predictions for 2018

Autocar Logo By Autocar of Autocar | Slide 2 of 11: Amazingly, there are people out there who don’t read Autocar. To them, they’d have read the ill-informed mainstream media headlines, or followed the implied advice of our rather confused Chancellor, and will not buy a new diesel car as they are evil and must be taxed off our roads, regardless of how relevant they remain for so many buyers, and how modern diesels are part of the short-medium term solution in improving air quality, not worsening it. But the damage has already been done: diesel sales are down drastically, and new taxation against them next year could well seal the most rapid decline for the black pump. Mark Tisshaw, editor

Diesel will die

Amazingly, there are people out there who don’t read Autocar.

To them, they’d have read the ill-informed mainstream media headlines, or followed the implied advice of our rather confused Chancellor, and will not buy a new diesel car as they are evil and must be taxed off our roads, regardless of how relevant they remain for so many buyers, and how modern diesels are part of the short-medium term solution in improving air quality, not worsening it.

But the damage has already been done: diesel sales are down drastically, and new taxation against them next year could well seal the most rapid decline for the black pump.

Mark Tisshaw, editor

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