Engines

Jaguar Land Rover will double size of UK engine plant

Nov. 24, 2015 14:16 CET

Jaguar Land Rover will spend 450 million pounds ($680 million) to double the size of its engine plant in central England, taking total spending to 1 billion pounds on the plant, which opened last year to make four-cylinder diesels....
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Ford reboots 2017 Escape with 2 new engines, stop-start, safety upgrades

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2015

Ford is making substantial changes to the Escape crossover, giving the exterior a more rugged, upscale look, and adding safety technology from more expensive vehicles. The 2017 Escape gets a redesigned interior and two new four-cylinder EcoBoost engines, both of which come packaged with stop-start to improve fuel efficiency....
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EU emissions-test deal faces veto from lawmakers

Nov. 11, 2015 11:17 CET

European Parliament members objected to a watered-down plan for real-world testing of NOx emissions in the EU, increasing the risk of lawmakers vetoing the deal....
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Anime, sultry and supercars: What people are saying about the Mazda RX-Vision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mazda’s RX-Vision concept was a hit at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. While it hinted at the triumphant return of Mazda’s iconic rotary engine, the RX-Vision also drew plaudits for its sleek styling. A look at what some critics and others are saying about the concept....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW to send prepaid credit cards to U.S. diesel owners

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

VW of America will send prepaid credit cards to thousands of diesel vehicle owners in the coming weeks as a goodwill gesture to calm concerns over its diesel emissions scandal....
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Volkswagen set to send prepaid credit cards to diesel owners

7:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2015

Volkswagen of America will send prepaid credit cards to thousands of diesel vehicle owners in the coming weeks as a goodwill gesture to calm concerns over its diesel emissions scandal....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW crisis widens to fuel consumption figures

Nov. 4, 2015 12:33 CET

Investors wiped another 3 billion euros off VW Group's market value today after the automaker said it had misstated the fuel consumption of some cars, opening a new front in a scandal that initially centered on rigging diesel emissions tests....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

EU seeks clarity on VW emissions after U.S. 'cheat' probe widens

Nov. 3, 2015 12:20 CET

The European Commission said it wanted clarity on the full extent of diesel emissions cheating by VW Group after U.S. regulators widened their probe to include larger engines used in some Audi and Porsche models....
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VW CEO Mueller could be tainted by new EPA accusation

6:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

New allegations from U.S. regulators that Volkswagen AG cheated on more diesel-powered models, including one Porsche, could be trouble for new CEO Matthias Mueller, who came from the company's prestigious sports-car maker....
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Can Mazda team spin rotary vision into viable reality?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Mazda Motor Corp.'s racing-mad executives want a sports car to replace the iconic RX-7 and RX-8. And with the RX-Vision concept from the Tokyo Motor Show, chief designer Ikuo Maeda gave them a glimpse of such a car. Now it's up to Mazda's engineers to make it possible....
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2015 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

At Mazda, a team of 50 searches for rotary-engine breakthrough

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

For the last eight years, a team of 50 engineers has slaved away on Mazda's signature rotary engine, seeking a breakthrough for the unique design Mazda had championed for decades, almost alone in its enthusiasm....
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Porsche adds GTS variant to 2017 Macan lineup

5:01 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Porsche's popular Macan crossover is joining the company's GTS line....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Spanish court begins proceedings against Volkswagen over rigged engines

Oct. 28, 2015 17:08 CET

Spain's high court has opened initial proceedings against Volkswagen Group following the scandal surrounding its rigging of diesel emissions tests....
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2015 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

Rotary engine returns in Mazda concept coupe

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Three years after pulling the plug on the rotary-powered RX-8 sports car, Mazda hints it hasn't given up on the peculiar engine design that gave the brand some of its grandest successes. The company's latest concept is a low-slung sports car called the RX-Vision powered by a next-generation rotary engine called the Skyactiv-R....
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EU parliament takes tough stance on emissions tests

Oct. 27, 2015 16:42 CET

The European Parliament says real-world emissions of nitrogen oxides by new cars should heed a EU limit by the end of 2017, a tougher stance than many EU governments and the European Commission, the bloc's regulatory arm, have taken....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford, GM innovate to remove weight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Despite cheap gasoline prices in the U.S., the march to remove weight from light vehicles continues....
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GM to recall 1.4 million older vehicles after engine fires

10:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

General Motors is recalling 1.4 million older vehicles in its third major attempt to fix a defect that can cause the engine to catch fire....
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Honda readies volley of new drivetrain tech

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Honda is readying a new wave of powertrain technologies that aim to boost fuel economy and performance while burnishing the company's reputation for innovation....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW says its recall will be limited to older engines

Oct. 22, 2015 10:48 CET

VW said its current-generation diesel engine does not have software designed to cheat on emissions tests, meaning its global recall of as many as 11 million cars will not need to be even bigger....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW halts European sales of new diesel cars linked to emissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2015 14:40 CET

Volkswagen says it has stopped selling new cars in Europe that contain software designed to cheat diesel emissions tests as the automaker prepares to recall 8.5 million vehicles in private hands....
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DAVID UNDERCOFFLER

BLOG: Lexus brings knife to horsepower gunfight

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

Looking to avoid a bare-knuckle horsepower brawl with its storied rivals, Lexus is positioning the first-ever GS F as the friendly performance sedan....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 8.5 million cars in Europe

Oct. 15, 2015 16:57 CET

VW Group will embark on one of the biggest recalls in European automotive history, affecting about 8.5 million vehicles in the EU, after German authorities threw out the carmaker's proposal for voluntary repairs....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW suspends former diesel engine chief, report says

Oct. 15, 2015 17:31 CET

VW has suspended the executive who oversaw the development of diesel engines at the center of its diesel-emissions rigging scandal, Reuters reported....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Bosch sees diesel market so far unharmed by VW scandal

Oct. 14, 2015 15:23 CET

Bosch says it has not seen any change so far in the diesel car market as a result of an emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW may have to repay EU loans, bank chief says

Oct. 12, 2015 11:00 CET

The European Investment Bank will examine whether VW Group used any EU loans to cheat on emissions tests for diesel vehicles and could demand money back....
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