In a massive step towards alternate electrified powertrains, General Motors subsidiary Cadillac has put its diesel engine developments on hold.

Cadillac President Steve Carlisle, who spoke at its XT4 compact crossover launch in Seattle stated that the brand was ‘re-evaluating’ its diesel technology.

In the event of Cadillac pulling off its diesel engines, the company will join the trail of companies such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz already concluded their offerings from the market.

“We have been working on diesel, but the markets may be changing more quickly than we anticipated,” he said. “Going forward, we will focus on electrification.”

This announcement comes amid Cadillac’s already-slated plans of several years towards a push into Europe with its four- and six-cylinder diesel engines. Additionally, the company had also planned to offer upcoming diesel-powered models in the US as well.

The American auto giant hit another bump in the road earlier after its parent company General Motors sold its prime development partner for engines, Opel

After Volkswagen’s big expose in 2015 in the Dieselgate scandal, Cadillac was caught flat-footed, however, executives believed that the company had progressed too far with the program to conclude it.

Additionally, the American auto giant hit another bump in the road earlier after its parent company General Motors sold its prime development partner for engines, Opel. However, in spite of the delays, the program continued.

In the event of Cadillac pulling off its diesel engines, the company will join the trail of companies such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz already concluded their offerings from the market. Running diesel models in the market by auto giants continue to be manufactured by BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover and, Kia and Mazda.

Apart from that, Cadillac’s parent company General Motors sells the Chevrolet Cruze and Equinox along with the GMC Terrain in its diesel engine portfolio.