Tag: DIESEL

Kia Picanto GT

What is the Kia Picanto?

One in a series of articles examining makes and/or models not sold in the U.S. market. The Kia Picanto is…

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New Ford Super Duty F-600 Unveiled

Ford expands its Super Duty line and updates other vans and trucks. There is a fresh name coming to the…

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7 Facts About the Volkswagen Beetle

You would be hard-pressed to find another vehicle with a model name as well known or as even as old…

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Fuel Types and Your Car

Have you been to a service station lately? Unless you are part of the small cohort of electric vehicle devotees,…

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Second Look: 2017 Jaguar XE

British automaker Jaguar supplied a 2017 XE for my review recently, providing me with a second opportunity to examine this…

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Updated 2018 Ford F-150 Features New Gas and Diesel Engines

A robust mid-product-cycle update for Ford’s big pickup truck. For 40 consecutive years, the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling…

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Chevrolet Cruze Adds Hatchback and Diesel Options for 2017

Chevy’s small car is big on efficiency. Car sales are getting clobbered in a market where SUVs and pickup truck…

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Confirmed: Audi Q2 Arrives in 2016

Yet another SUV model line is planned for Audi. At the same time, its best selling Q5 will be replaced…

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Aluminum Comes to the Ford Super Duty

An all-new 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty at work.   In an absolutely expected move, the Ford Motor Company is…

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Volkswagen Diesel Cheating May Cost the Company Billions

A Volkswagen Group TDI supplied to Audi. Over the weekend, news that the Volkswagen Group had cheated on EPA emissions…

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Shapely Infiniti Q30 Makes its Global Debut

Infiniti introduces the first model from its alliance with Mercedes-Benz. The Frankfurt Motor Show is now in progress and the…

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Model Updates Stoke Chevrolet Brand

Chevrolet’s US sales are up 4.9 percent through June, keeping pace with the market. Several new and updated products will…

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Hatchback Chevrolet Cruze Set For US Introduction

June 25, 2015: Corrected to include accurate details about the body styles the Cruze’s competitors offer in the US market….

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Green Car of the Year Finalists Announced

Green Car of the Year award now in its eleventh year. The Audi A3 is a Green Car of the…

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Porsche Cayenne: Generation Next

The original Porsche Cayenne changed the way that we look at Porsche as well as at sport-utility vehicles in general….

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2014 Audi A6 TDI Quattro: Diesel Does It!

Audi diesel delivers excellent fuel economy and performance. My first and only diesel vehicle was a used 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit,…

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About the 2014 Volkswagen Passat

The current Volkswagen Passat, introduced in 2012, is far different from previous models. Now in its fourth generation, this midsize…

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Raises MPG Threshold

This fall, Chevrolet will introduce the Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, the latest variant of this popular compact sedan. The five-passenger…

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Diesel Hybrid: Volkswagen CrossBlue SUV Concept

First ever diesel hybrid showcased by VW. Since the late 1990s, we have seen a slew of hybrid vehicles enter…

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