When we found out that Hyundai was planning on bringing a diesel-powered version of its Santa Fe SUV to the US for 2019, we were pretty stoked. The thing is though, diesel is having kind of a weird time in the US thanks to the Germans and , and as a result, Hyundai won't be bringing its oil-burner stateside, according to a report published Monday by Green Car Reports.
The 2019 Santa Fe diesel
The interesting thing is that while diesel cars and SUV's are getting thinner on the ground than ever, more and more trucks are offering smaller diesel options. It wasn't that long ago that if you wanted a diesel, you had to go with a three-quarter or 1-ton full-size pickup to get it. Now though, all of the big three are offering or planning to offer a small diesel in their , with Chevrolet going as far as offering one in its .
So, if you need to have a diesel in your crossover or SUV, then you'll have to go to the folks at Jeep, Land Rover, Jaguar or General Motors for the time being.