Chevy Unveils New 4-Cylinder Duramax, Maybe For America

Diesel car sales are on the rise in America, and even GM is getting in on the action with the Chevy Cruze Diesel. But if you ask me, small diesel pickups is where automakers could make some serious money, and engines like the new global Chevy Duramax diesel makes the case all by itself.

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BREAKING: GM Confirms New Compact Pickup for 2014

Details are scarce, but expect the 2014 Chevy Colorado and 2014 GMC Canyon to be aerodynamically smoother, have smaller shut lines, and take interior styling cues from the excellent Chevy Spark, Sonic, and Cruze compacts that will likely share demographics with the new pickups.

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Video: 4,000 MPH Hyperloop To Start Testing This Year

America has been embroiled in a debate over the wisdom of spending billions of dollars on a national high-speed rail network. A small Colorado company called ET3 has other ideas though, calling for a 4,000 mph “Hyperloop” system of vacuum tubes that could connect New York with L.A. in under an hour.

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Ford Considering Unibody Ranger Replacement?

We’ve made no qualms about our disappointment with Ford and its unwillingness to replace the Ranger, a mid-size pickup that was one of the few alternatives to a full-size truck. Ford has insisted that consumers would rather have a full-size truck, but rumor has it that the Blue Oval might be considering a car-based, unibody pickup to replace the hole left by the Ranger.

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