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An online survey conducted by UK Magazine What Car? has revealed that a whopping 62% of car buyers in the region now prefer diesel cars and will choose a diesel car for their next buy. 28% will choose a petrol, and the remaining 10% says they prefer more greener forms of power.

Out of that 10%, 6 out of 10 has hybrid technology as their greener technology of choice, while the remainder considers bioethanol. Currently diesel car purchases make up 40% of all new cars purchased.

“Many years ago diesel engines were thought to be dirty, noisy and smelly: the opposite is true in the marketplace today. The latest diesel engines are economical, quiet, environmentally friendly and are highly sought-after in showrooms,” says What Car? editor Steve Fowler.