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. Continue Reading...
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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. Continue Reading...
While a mid-cycle update and not an all-new model, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class makes a small yet important change to the car’s design, dropping a feature that has characterized its look since 1995. Continue Reading...
A whole slew of new diesel-powered cars have been announced for the U.S. recently, and to help them gain mainstream acceptance, six German automotive companies are teaming up to start the “Clean Diesel. Clearly Better,” campaign, which hopes to educate Americans on diesel technology. Continue Reading...
Ford will bring a diesel engine to market next year, though F-150 buyers shouldn’t get excited – yet. The new 5-cylinder oil burner will come under the hood of the Blue Oval’s new Transit commercial van. Continue Reading...
Diesel sales are on the up in America, with a 25.6 percent increase in 2012 thanks to favorable diesel fuel prices and more options for consumers. Continue Reading...
Chief Chrysler designer and boss of the newly minted SRT performance brand stirred the social media pot last night, polling the twitterverse on reaction to a diesel-powered high-performance Chrysler product. Continue Reading...
It’s no surprise that the Volkswagen XL1 is out and about testing, as the diesel-hybrid XL1 is expected to be sold in limited quantities starting next year. Continue Reading...
Last month, we caught glimpses of the Volkswagen XL1 being tested, and now reports are coming out of the 2012 Paris Motor Show that confirm the XL1 will head to dealerships in limited quantities next year. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen is looking to introduce a new standard for fuel economy with the XL1, a fuel sipper expected to get up to 235 mpg, and our spy photographers managed to grab some photos of an XL1 prototype testing today. Continue Reading...
With a focus on its core products, Mazda is examining the possibility of adding diesel powertrains to numerous high-volume models in the US while dropping some low-volume sellers entirely. Continue Reading...
Clean diesels and hybrids are two options for consumers who want to ease the pain at the pump, and both are continuing to see impressive growth in the U.S. marketplace with diesel sales increasing 27.5 percent in the first half of 2012, while hybrid sales have jumped 63.5 percent. Continue Reading...
After a front-end shot of the upcoming Mazda 6 mid-size sedan leaked yesterday the Japanese automaker has now released a selection of photos of its all-new family car, showing the vehicle from several angles. Continue Reading...
Long rumored and anticipated, the new Mazda6 diesel will make its debut some time around October 2013. Continue Reading...
With the introduction of the all-new 2012 3 Series BMW quietly axed the low-selling 335d diesel model, but now the an ultra-efficient oil-burner is set to return to our shores. Continue Reading...
At the recent “MINI Takes The States” road rally, its head of U.S. product strategy, Patrick McKenna, said that the British automaker is still considering a diesel model for the U.S. market. Continue Reading...
A battle that almost seems to have fought it self, selling diesel cars in the U.S. used to be little more than a fool’s errand for most automakers, but that is quickly changing with companies competing to catch up with the trend. Continue Reading...
Mid way through its product cycle the 2013 GLK has received a nip-tuck from the styling department at Mercedes-Benz. It has also receive one very major change. While the 3.5-liter V6 engine does now boast a slight increase in power, Mercedes announced at the car’s unveiling at the New York Auto Show that it will… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen revealed its new Alltrack Concept ahead of the upcoming New York Auto Show. Positioned as a Subaru Outback competitor, the Volkswagen Alltrack concept is virtually identical to the Passat Alltrack displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show last November, which is headed for Summer delivery in some overseas markets. While station wagons have historically seen… Continue Reading...
If there’s an age old adage in motorsports, then it has got to be “racing improves the breed.” This idea is particularly close to Audi‘s heart, as the German automaker has participated in decades of racing and development for its Quattro all-wheel-drive technology. This year, Audi will field a pair of R18 e-tron Quattro cars which… Continue Reading...
Despite some of the lineup having off-road capability, Volkswagens in North America rarely sport off-road tires. The same isn’t true in Europe where the German automaker sells its Amarok pickup truck which has serious off-road prowess. VW chose the 2012 Geneva Auto Show to debut its Amarok Canyon concept, which is a beefed up version… Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel made a nice dent in the European, Asian, African, and South American markets last year selling 33,000 units. Now, the popular diesel option will make its way into the U.S., trying to ride on the success wave it is already experiencing worldwide. The diesel engine that will power the Cruze is… Continue Reading...
With the newest version of VW’s iconic Beetle already on sale, Volkswagen is expanding the car’s product range and appeal with a diesel powered model. Unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show, the Beetle TDI makes use of a familiar 2.0-liter turbocharged engine to make 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Along with that… Continue Reading...
Pricing and equipment details for the 2013 X6 M50d from BMW that won’t be coming stateside are now available. Don’t fret too much, though. Oil burners aren’t as popular here, at least not yet, and the X6 M which you can have is pretty much the blue print for the euro-only SAV. The standard equipment list… Continue Reading...