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 |  Jan 08 2014, 12:00 PM

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Volkswagen just revealed its Passat BlueMotion concept bound for its debut in Detroit next week.

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 |  Dec 30 2013, 9:02 AM

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As it tends to do around this time, the year is steadily drawing to a close; 2013 is dwindling like a tiki torch running out of citronella-scented oil. The last flickers are smoldering, but she burned brightly for 12 months so the end is not in vain.

Lots of important car news broke through the year as the industry continues to evolve and stabilize coming out of the devastating Great Recession. Capping the year, here are the Top 10 Automotive Stories from 2013.

 |  Dec 20 2013, 1:02 PM

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Between Volkswagen and Audi, VW AG managed to sell more than 100,000 diesel-powered vehicles to U.S. customers this year.

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 |  Dec 20 2013, 12:02 PM

Ask-AutoGuide-No-28-Main-ArtWhat do Abraham Lincoln, Shaquille O’Neal and Chewbacca have in common? Truth be told, not a whole lot. Honest Abe got capped, Shaq can’t shoot free throws and Chewie is hairier than a herd of yaks… or the filter in a Econo Lodge hot tub. This trio’s differences abound, but one thing they all share is height.

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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 19 2013, 6:00 PM

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Mazda has just unveiled a host of new concepts and up-coming models at the The 43rd Tokyo Motor Show 2013 that includes diesel, natural gas and hybrid technology.
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 |  Nov 15 2013, 8:02 PM

Hyundai-GDCI-Engine-Main-ArtDiesel engines are more efficient than their gasoline counterparts. There are several reasons for this; they burn a more energy-dense fuel, they’re run much higher compression ratios and there are fewer pumping losses since they have no throttle bodies. But what if you could take the best attributes of both powerplant types and combine them into one unit? That’s exactly what engineers at Hyundai are doing.

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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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 |  Nov 11 2013, 1:14 PM

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Next week, Porsche will officially unveil its Macan crossover despite the fact that much of the information about its newest product is already out in the open.

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 |  Oct 25 2013, 10:04 AM

Volvo-Drive-E-Engines-Main-ArtAll automakers are under enormous pressure to deliver the highest fuel economy possible without sacrificing performance. Volvo’s answer to the problem is their new Drive-E lineup of engines.

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 |  Oct 18 2013, 7:32 PM

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Buick’s Verano compact sedan might soon follow the Chevrolet Cruze in offering a diesel engine.

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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 26 2013, 10:40 AM

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When the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel hits dealerships next year it will dominate the segment when it comes to fuel economy, with the brand estimating an incredible 27 MPG combined.

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 |  Sep 25 2013, 1:45 PM

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General Motors’  two new mid-size trucks will most likely debut during the 2013 L.A. Auto Show in late November, GM spokesman Otie McKinley said.

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 |  Sep 25 2013, 11:02 AM

2014 F-Series Super Duty

Ford’s 6.7-liter Powerstroke turbocharged diesel V8 is a popular option among heavy-duty truck buyers. 

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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…

 |  Sep 16 2013, 1:32 PM

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If new diesel offerings by Ram and Nissan in the half-ton pickup truck segment prove popular, General Motors is poised and ready to compete.

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 |  Aug 30 2013, 12:02 PM

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Getting “mileage” out of a purchase can mean more than saving gas. There’s cargo capacity, seat space and price to take into account on top of hunting for high miles per gallon.

You might be surprised by how many new cars there are in dealer showrooms today that offer all of those attributes without compromising much in any category. With that in mind, here are 10 family-friendly options that can achieve at least 40 mpg.

This is the only vehicle on the list with a traditional gasoline drivetrain. Think about that for a minute…

Mazda is the only company with a vehicle this size that isn’t using a hybrid system and is boasting up to 40 mpg. That’s impressive for such a small company. In AutoGuide’s recent mid-size sedan comparison, the car returned impressive fuel economy, too. It wasn’t the claimed 40 mpg, but our car wasn’t equipped with the mildly mpg-boosting i-Eloop system and it still managed to return the second-best fuel economy.

 |  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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 |  Aug 20 2013, 2:44 PM

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As it turns out, Nissan poached more than just an executive from Chrysler’s Ram truck brand when Fred Diaz leaped lilly pads.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 8:32 AM

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BMW is issuing a recall for its 2009 and 2010 X5 xDrive35d SUVs for a potential loss of battery power and the risk of a vehicle fire.

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 |  Aug 15 2013, 3:02 PM

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A new study suggests that luxury car buyers could be losing interest in alternative fuel vehicles.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 1:02 PM

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There’s good news for luxury diesel fans now that the EPA has released official fuel economy ratings for the 2014 BMW 328d.

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 |  Jul 23 2013, 11:32 AM

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It’s been years since rumors of a nine-speed transmission from Mercedes-Benz started emerging, and now buyers can finally drive one… in Europe. 

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