Some cars sell in their thousands, even millions. Some cars can be well regarded, but for whatever reason, they don’t generate the sales that the manufacturer might have hoped for. Here’s Diesel Car‘s top three rare diesels.
TSince the 2001 launch the MINI range has grown at a phenomenal rate with each new model finding 1000s of willing customers. The MINI Clubvan arrived just last year but the arrival of the new F56, third generation MINI meant that the Clubvan’s days were numbered before it really got going. Will we see a replacement? At the moment MINI are remaining tight-lipped.
The MG6 was charged with the relaunching the MG brand in the UK. Heading into a very fierce market sector and with one engine, the long wait for the arrival of a diesel variant did it no favours. With competition that includes the likes of the Skoda Octavia and the Vauxhall Insignia the MG6 was always fighting an uphill battle and has sold in small numbers since launch, making it a rare site on the UK’s roads.
Renault called time on the Koleos back in 2010, when less than 3,000 had been sold. It part of Renault range rationalisation that saw the likes of the Wind, Laguna and Espace vanish from the UK market. The Koleos launched in the middle of the global financial downturn two years prior and sold well under the amount Renault would have expected, with annual UK sales being around 50% of other European markets.