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 |  Aug 22 2014, 11:01 AM

You May Have Forgotten About:


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Diesel is making a comeback in North America and there are more than a few cars out there outfitted with torquey, yet fuel efficient engines.

With obvious models like the Jetta or Golf TDI, there are also plenty of others that fly below the radar. If you’re considering buying a diesel for your next car, here are ten models you may not have thought of.

 |  Aug 05 2014, 8:02 PM

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General Motors has reaffirmed its commitment to diesel vehicles.

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 |  Jul 19 2014, 2:52 PM

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Slowly but surely, diesel vehicles are catching on in the U.S.

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 |  Jul 11 2014, 2:00 PM

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As Kia continues to expand its range of offerings, the brand is considering the addition of diesel powerplants to its vehicles sold in the U.S. 

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 |  Jun 23 2014, 4:35 PM

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The updated 2015 Ford Focus ST will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week sporting a new diesel powertrain. 

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 |  Jun 05 2014, 9:02 AM

Guilt-Free Transportation


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Thinking of going green with your daily commute? There are dozens of options available in today’s market for an eco-friendly car and if you’re curious on which ones are greenest, you’ve come to the right place.

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 |  May 19 2014, 2:45 PM

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The diesel market has always been booming in Europe, but now it’s finally catching on in the U.S.

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 |  Nov 28 2013, 8:02 AM

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Holding 72 percent of the light-duty diesel market in the U.S., Volkswagen itself is surprised by how quickly Americans have embraced clean diesel powerplants.

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 |  Nov 26 2013, 9:01 AM

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Revealed at the LA Auto Show last week the all-new MINI hardtop will be offered with two gasoline engine options, but a diesel could be in the cards says brand product boss Pat McKenna.

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 |  Nov 13 2013, 8:32 PM

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A recent survey suggests half of Americans believe government has unfairly placed bets on electrified cars over clean diesel vehicles.

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 |  Oct 15 2013, 11:31 AM

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While diesel engines are beginning to gain ground in the North American market, their dominance in Europe could be coming to an end.

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 |  Sep 23 2013, 1:02 PM

Can Everyone go Green?



mainIf you’re sick of spending money on gas, you aren’t alone. There are plenty of options for you but finding the right alternative fuel vehicle can be complicated. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 28 2013, 1:01 PM

10. Full of torque


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When it comes to alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid and electric cars are all the rage these days. However, diesel still has its selling points and a diesel-powered car may be the right ride for you.

Some may say that horsepower is what matters, but anyone with a basic understanding of an internal combustion engine can tell you that it’s simply a byproduct of torque. Besides, torque plays an important part in the sensation of speed.

The feeling of a turbo-diesel pushing you back in your seat is hard to beat, and something that few hybrids (if any) can imitate. In the case of Volkswagen’s diesel Jetta and Golf, with 236 lb-ft of twist, there’s more torque available than in even the performance models: the GLI and GTI, which have just 207 lb-ft.

Yes, diesel vehicles have a lot of torque and while that’s a lot of fun for the everyday driver, it’s a necessity for trucks. Towing heavy loads requires plenty of grunt, which is why all heavy-duty trucks come with an available diesel power plant.

It also means that a V6 diesel can do the work of many V8 gasoline engines, which is why Mercedes equips its BlueTec V6 diesel in many of its SUVs.

 |  Aug 22 2013, 2:01 PM

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Plenty of new diesel models are coming to America with industry watchers predicting the number of diesel-powered cars will double in 2014.

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 |  Jul 01 2013, 11:01 AM

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According to a recent study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, diesel owners save about $2,000 to $6,000 over three to five years compared to owners of corresponding gas vehicles.

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 |  Apr 29 2013, 6:33 AM

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Diesel engines continue to flood the US market with one of the next models set to gain the gas-alternative powertrain being the 2015 Mercedes C-Class.

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 |  Apr 27 2013, 10:01 AM

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For decades, diesel-powered vehicles have been popular in Europe, but never garnered the same attention in America.

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 |  Apr 18 2013, 7:02 AM

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Set to launch this year, the diesel powered Chevrolet Cruze will offer better highway mileage than any non-hybrid passenger car in America, with a rating of 46 mpg.

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 |  Mar 19 2013, 7:41 AM

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Taking both design and mechanical inspiration from its R18 race cars (above), Audi is currently evaluating a new R10 model to slot in above the next-generation R8 sports car.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 2:47 PM

Making its world premiere earlier this year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Infiniti brought its new Q50 luxury sports sedan to the Geneva Motor Show this week sporting an all-new diesel engine.

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 |  Mar 06 2013, 1:31 PM

Diesel. Hot-hatch. Not much more needs to be said about the upcoming Volkswagen GTD, which will eventually make its way to American shores, giving enthusiasts a crazy amount of torque to go with practical hatchback dimensions.

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 |  Mar 05 2013, 5:34 AM

One of a half dozen Volkswagen Golfs unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show, the GTD model is particularly noteworthy as until now its been forbidden fruit in America.

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 |  Feb 21 2013, 7:30 AM

Perhaps the perfect combination of fast and frugal, Volkswagen has unveiled its all-new Golf GTD model today ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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 |  Jan 17 2013, 4:46 PM

The production variant of the Volkswagen XL1 has been spied cold-weather testing in -22 Fahrenheit temperatures as the German automaker put its 235-mpg diesel-hybrid car to the test.

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