The German automakers want to slow down tougher emissions rules for diesel cars because they have lower carbon dioxide emissions and besides, nobody really wants to buy electric cars. Neither is true.
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Ford confirmed at the Detroit auto show that the Bronco will return in 2020 based on the new Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck. Both models were engineered in Australia and will be built in Michigan.
The history of warfare extols many great thinkers – China’s Sun Tzu and Prussia’s Carl Von Clausewitz, for example. But General Nathan Bedford Forrest may be the champ when it comes to packing a lot of wisdom into a few words. His advice? “Get there firstest with the mostest.” That’s exactly what America soldiers can […]
Chevrolet says it will offer a diesel engine mated to either a 9 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission in the Cruze sedan this year. The same powertrain choices will be available in the Cruze hatchback in 2018.
GM says it would like to take over leadership in diesel engine technology now that Volkswagen has fumbled the ball so badly. It also wants to use more CVTs in its cars.
Rick Manley is the global head for Jeep and Ram vehicles at Fiat Chrysler. He tells the press that the next version of the Jeep Wrangler, which is scheduled to go on sale in 2018, will be lighter and more fuel efficient. The present generation in showrooms today will be more than 10 years old […]
Volkswagen may be preparing to abandon diesel engines entirely as it plans how to meet future emissions standards. German authorities have also announced a probe of all members of the Volkswagen board over suspected stock manipulation.
Volkswagen has reported sales for November declined substantially, with sale of the Jetta down 23% and sales of its Passat down 60%.
Audi has set two diesel records recently. An Audi RS5 TDI Concept set a lap record at the Sachsenring and an A6 TDI went 1158.9 miles on one tank of fuel.
Tata introduced the Nano as the world’s cheapest car in 2009, and quickly learned that “low price” does not automatically equal “high demand”. You still have to build a product that people want, as opposed to one that’s only mildly more practical (but significantly less awesome than) the Tuk Tuk you’re building it to compete […]
The future of fuel is still up in the air, with competing camps each advocating one thing or the other as solving mankind’s energy woes. Perhaps the real solution lies in combining different fuels into a single motor, and matching it with hybrid technology. Swiss Researchers have converted a diesel engine to run on natural gas, returning an incredible 80 mpg when coupled to hybrid technology.
We’ve talked at length about how awesome the all-new Mazda6 diesel race car is going to be, and finally the day has arrived when we get to see this ride in action. Video after the jump.
There are two really remarkable differences between the American car culture, and the one in Europe. First and foremost to me is that manual transmissions are still very popular in cars of every class with Europeans. Secondly, about half of new cars sold in Europe come with diesel engines. Now several German automakers are teaming up to help push clean diesel engines here in America.
Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel.
Swedish automaker Volvo has been on a long and strange journey in the past few years. After buying Volvo, Ford later sold it (at a substantial loss) to Chinese automaker Geely. Yet Volvo has maintained its European roots, and will soon debut a new small family hatchback called the V40. Ahead of its dealership debut, […]
Founded back in 1930, Pininfarina is a world-reknowned car design firm and coachbuilder whose resume includes the Ferrari 599 GTB Foiorano, Honda HP-X concept car, and the ‘63 Chevy Corvair Super Spyder Coupe. Now the famed design house has produced a retro-fit system for aging buses that turns them into diesel-electric hybrids.
The proverbial cat is out of the bag, as Autoblog reports it heard straight from the mouth of Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne that by 2013, the new Jeep Grand Cherokee will get the European 3.0 liter turbodiesel V6. The European Grand Cherokee is already slated to get this oil-burning powerplant, what with its 241 horsepower, […]
Around 1980, car manufacturers turned to diesel engines to boost fuel economy. This was an unmitigated failure, and American automakers gave up on diesels as a result. But GM might get back in the diesel game with the Chevy Cruze.