New Chevrolet Colorado Two Years Away for North America

Following the discontinuation of the Chevrolet Colorado, speculation quickly cropped up about the new Colorado that debuted at the Bangkok Motor Show last year.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Gets New Fuel Efficiency and Safety Upgrades

In an effort to improve the Sprinter’s fuel efficiency without compromising its rugged dependability, Mercedes-Benz has introduced an optional seven-speed automatic transmission, capable of delivering “silky smooth gear changes” at temperatures as low as -30ºC or -22ºF. Additional fuel saving updates that help optimize performance from the 4-cylinder diesel engine include BlueEFFICIENCY engine start/stop technology, low rolling-resistance tires, an ECO steering system, and high-ratio rear axle to achieve 7.0liters/100km or approximately 33 mpg.

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Next-Generation Volkswagen Diesel Engines to Debut This Year

Volkswagen will be releasing a new generation of diesel engines for their upcoming MLB- and MQB-platform vehicles. The new turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine range will be called “EA288” and will have a displacement range of 1.6L to 2.0L.

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Audi R18 E-tron Quattro Heading to 24 Hours of Le Mans With Diesel Hybrid Power

When Toyota revealed its TS030 LMP hybrid, the Japanese automaker had its targets sighted onto the reigning diesel Audi R18. However, the R18 is proving to be a fast moving target. Earlier this month, Audi announced that it will field two innovative diesel-hybrid LMP1 cars for the first time in its team of four at the 2012 24 hours of Le Mans.

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Dartz Prombron Black Dragon Headed to China, Priced at $7 Million

If a special vehicles automaker wanted to build a bespoke automobile specifically for China’s wealthiest, it would adorn the automobile with every imaginable luxury appointment and would dedicate its masterpiece after the Year of the Dragon.

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2013 Audi Q5 Winter Testing Spy Photos

Our spies caught the new Audi Q5 out for winter testing without the usual camo clothing you might expect from such spy photos.

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Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon Pictures Emerge Ahead of Geneva

Ever wondered what a Cruze would look like if it had some more trunk space? Today, Chevrolet has revealed its Cruze station wagon before its official appearance next month at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show.

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Audi Announces Hybrid LMP1 Car

Audi is out to steal Toyota‘s thunder in the World Endurance Championship this year.

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2013 Audi Q5 Getting Not-So-Efficient Diesel

Efficiency is important these days. The government is cracking down on gas guzzlers and imposing strict regulations that force automakers into saving more fuel than ever before.

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Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Slated For U.S. Market

The U.S. could have a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen in the relatively near future. The company already has a hybrid Jetta on the way for the 2013 model year, but this version of the car would take electrical implementation to the next level.

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Lexus Will Not Use BMW-Sourced Diesel Powerplants

Under a new partnership agreement between BMW and Toyota, engines and hybrid technology will be shared in order to spread development costs for future efficient vehicles. BMW confirmed its 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four cylinder diesel engines will be installed in selective Toyota models beginning 2014, but there is still a great deal of speculation as to the extent of technology and proprietary components the two companies plan to share.

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Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Revealed

It caused quite a stir back at the Geneva Auto Show in March, now Volvo is in the process of causing another one, having announced that the production version of its V60 Plug-in Hybrid wagon is heading to dealers next year as a 2013 model, albeit in the fourth quarter.

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Porsche Cayenne Diesel Slated For U.S. Market

Porsche is spicing up their U.S. vehicle lineup starting next year with three new models, including a diesel Cayenne.

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Opel Insignia Gets New Biturbo Diesel

Opel, General Motors’ German wing is boasting big changes to their Insignia sedan, including a new biturbo diesel.The engine makes 195 horsepower and about 295 foot-pounds of torque, but the real eye-catcher on the new engine is fuel consumption and emissions. The new Insignia is only supposed to emit 129g/km of CO2 and achieves 48 miles-per-gallon.

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Volvo Adds Dual-Clutch Automatic To DRIVe Line

Volvo is adding a six-speed dual-clutch automatic to their lineup of fuel-sipping DRIVe cars powered by a 1.6 liter diesel engine.

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