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VW Golf Sportwagen Diesel to NY Show


Volkswagen will bring a concept model of its U.S.-bound clean diesel Golf Sportwagen to the New York Auto Show next week. The car features a longer roof and is said to resemble the company’s European Golf in significant details. The concept car that will be on display in New York is officially called Golf Sportwagen [...]

Best Values in Luxury Cars: Clean Diesel Surprises


Automotive data company Vincentric released its top picks for the best value luxury cars, based upon cost of ownership. The company amasses an annual list of the best buys in each major vehicle category. This year’s luxury winners included a pair of clean diesel entries from Audi, a Lexus hybrid, and a BMW diesel. Overall, [...]

BMW X3 Diesel Headed to U.S. Showrooms


BMW North America has announced a more efficient, low emission X3 diesel destined for the U.S. market in 2015. Officially called X3 xDrive28d, the car will be the German automaker’s first X3 diesel to be offered in U.S. showrooms. Company media releases about the car state that it will feature BMW’s proprietary Advanced Diesel systems [...]

Surprise! Here are ‘Real’ MPG Champs


Automotive reviewers in several major publications are making their annual ‘top ten’ lists of cars that deliver high mileage. Consistently ranking at or near the top of almost every list is the new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf TDI clean diesel hatchback. Featuring an inline 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine, the little diesel beauty is a 140-horsepower fuel-miser. Combined [...]

Volkswagen’s Big Plans for TDI in 2015


Volkswagen officials announced this week that 2015 models of the Beetle, Jetta, Passat and Golf would feature the carmaker’s famous EA288 engine, which is a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter unit that runs on clean diesel fuel. The updated version of EA288 will offer a cornucopia of tweaks, namely ultra low-friction bearings in the camshaft, a manifold-integrated inter-cooler, [...]

Ram EcoDiesel Selling Briskly


Chrysler has announced that its 2014 EcoDiesel 1500 truck has sold more than 8,000 units in the first three days of availability, from Feb. 7 through Feb. 10. The automaker also noted that customers are placing deposits on the truck at twice the normal rate. The 1500 is the only half-ton diesel pickup available. The [...]

Washington Auto Show: Greenest Ever?


The world’s automakers are showing off their latest green technology at the Washington Auto Show, which runs through Feb. 2. Hyundai and Toyota are highlighting their respective versions of hydrogen-powered fuel-cell cars, while others will display electric, hybrid-drive, natural gas, and clean diesel vehicles. Nicknamed the “public policy show” due to its venue location in [...]

What is the Lowest Priced New Car?


Tata Motors will unveil a diesel version of its popular Nano at the upcoming Indian Auto Expo next month. The car is expected to be a big seller in the domestic market, where diesel fuel runs about a dollar per gallon cheaper than gasoline. The two-cylinder Nano will achieve up to 94 mpg and is [...]

Fiat Buys Chrysler, Announces New Vision


Fiat has purchased the remaining shares of Chrysler from the United Auto Workers health care fund, making the Italian conglomerate sole owner of Chrysler. For a price of $4.35 billion, Fiat bought the UAW’s 41 percent ownership stake of the Big Three carmaker. The deal will be concluded by Jan. 20, after nearly a year [...]

Clean Diesel Sales Up, Emissions Down


A new study released by the Diesel Technology Forum has found that clean diesel engines on U.S. trucks have slashed most types of harmful tailpipe emissions by about 97 percent since 2010. The executive director of DTF, Allen Schaeffer, pointed out that the emission reductions far exceed what the EPA requires and means that truck [...]

VW Clean Diesel Sales Set Record


For the first time ever, Volkswagen Group has sold more than 100,000 Audi and Volkswagen brand TDI clean diesel vehicles in a single calendar year in the U.S. The company announced the sales milestone this week, noting that the achievement points to increasing acceptance of diesel by U.S. consumers. Between Audi and Volkswagen brands, there [...]

Ward’s ’10 Best Engines’ List Revealed


An electric motor and a trio of diesel engines were on the 2014 ‘Ward’s 10 Best Engines’ list. Eligible candidates must be in a production car by the first part of 2014 and cannot cost more than $60,000. Chevy, Ram, and BMW each had turbo-diesel engines on the list, while Fiat placed the lone electric [...]

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