• David Posted: 9/26/2010 6:57am PDT

    V6s are becoming rare here in Australia. 10 years ago they were common in large SUVs, now everything is switching to diesel. Both Pathfinder and Santa Fe just dropped V6s for diesel 4-cylinders recently, as did Grand Vitara. There are a few holdouts remaining but in 10 years time I predict they will be gone from SUVs, and much less common in passenger cars. It's not really about the fuel consumption, it's about emissions. The large displacement means a V6 will never be able to match a 4 cyl for CO2. The future is all diesels, turbos, and direct injection.