Diesel struggles to clear air on dirty reputation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2014
When it comes to fuel economy and tailpipe emissions, today's diesel vehicles are as eco-friendly as their gasoline-fueled counterparts, and often more so. This is real progress. Unlike "clean coal," "clean diesel" is more than a marketing phrase.... Read More »



Incoming GM chairman Solso made tough calls as Cummins' CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
The recent selection of Tim Solso as General Motors' nonexecutive chairman didn't come as a shock to former colleagues, given the parallels between his 12-year tenure as Cummins Inc. CEO and the path of post-bankruptcy GM. Both involved a struggle to change the culture of a once-dominant but humbled company.... Read More »



Ford, Ram trucks square off in fuel economy, tech race

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
Watch for a pickup truck fuel economy war between Ford's F-150 EcoBoost and Chrysler's new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.... Read More »


BorgWarner buys German exhaust-gas technology specialist

11:25 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Supplier BorgWarner said it has agreed to acquire Germany’s Gustav Wahler GmbH, a company that specializes in exhaust gas recirculation products.... Read More »



Infiniti Q50 offers auto first: steer-by-wire

Dec. 11, 2013 06:15 CET
With the Q50, Infiniti is counting on a world-first technology for a serial production car – steer-by-wire – and the addition of its first diesel powertrain to lure European premium-car buyers from the dominant German brands.... Read More »


Toyota Verso to get BMW diesel

Dec. 2, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota expects the addition of a BMW-sourced diesel will make it more competitive in Europe's compact minivan segment. Starting in February, the Toyota Verso will be offered with a BMW 1.6-liter diesel.... Read More »


Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel but burns gasoline.... Read More »


As spotlight dims on plug-ins, new focus to spur hydrogen, diesel use

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2013
With sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Obama's goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel.... Read More »


Fiat buys remainder of diesel maker VM Motori from GM

Oct. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat Group has acquired the remaining half of VM Motori, a diesel engine manufacturer, from GM for 34.1 million euros.... Read More »


Fiat buys remainder of diesel maker VM Motori from GM

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Fiat Group, Chrysler Group's Italian parent company, has acquired the remaining half of VM Motori S.p.A. from General Motors for 34.1 million euros ($47.1 million).... Read More »


A photo flub puts M-B diesel on Corolla site

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
On Toyota Motor Sales USA's Web site, the thumb and forefinger of a giant hand hold an engine behind the back bumper of a 2014 Corolla. The idea is to show how shoppers can configure their own cars.... Read More »


Ford settles class action over Navistar diesels

10:21 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2013
Ford has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that it sold defective Power Stroke diesel engines in its 2003-07 Super Duty pickups and E-series vans.... Read More »


Federal-Mogul pushes for 'smaller and lighter'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Rainer Jueckstock, co-CEO of Federal-Mogul Corp., sees exactly where automakers are spending their r&d money as they develop the next generation of fuel-efficient powertrains.... Read More »


GM considers new powertrain options for its large SUVs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
Diesel engines, hybrid powertrains and high-geared transmissions are all on the table over the next few years for General Motors' soon-to-launch redesigned large SUVs, GM's top truck engineer says.... Read More »


New diesels from Audi

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Lamborghini expects the Urus SUV concept unveiled last year at the Beijing auto show to be approved for production.... Read More »


Ford adds improved 6.7-liter V-8 diesel engine to '15 Super Duty pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Ford will spotlight an improved 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel as it introduces its 2015 F-series Super Duty lineup today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.... Read More »


Ram's pitch: This is not your dad's diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Ram wanted to demonstrate how far diesel technology has come in the past three decades.... Read More »



Mazda broadens, beefs up its message for product blitz

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Mazda is giving dealers more fresh product than they've seen in years: a redesigned mid-sized Mazda6 and Mazda3 compact this fall, followed by a diesel version of the Mazda6 next spring.... Read More »


Mazda6 diesel postponed for emissions testing delays

5:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2013
Mazda has postponed the launch in the United States of its diesel-powered Mazda6 mid-sized sedan until April because of delays in emissions testing, the company said Thursday.... Read More »



Toyota bets its hybrids can win hearts of diesel-loving Europeans

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Can hybrids woo European car buyers away from their traditional favorite fuel-economy technology -- diesels?... Read More »


Audi pitches new diesels to buyers in the know

1:28 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Audi, which expanded its diesel lineup to five vehicles this summer, today unveiled an advertising plan for its TDI models. A key message: Diesel is for savvy luxury buyers who know something the masses do not.... Read More »


Demand for diesels, Audis bright spot for VW

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Volkswagen Group of America gained from strong demand for diesel cars in August, but the VW brand's sales again fell shy of last year's pace as Audi continued its surge in the luxury segment with a 22 percent sales gain.... Read More »



Land Rover will launch diesel hybrid SUVs

Aug. 26, 2013 09:23 CET
Land Rover plans to start taking orders for diesel-hybrid versions of its new Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models after their unveilings at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »


Diesels add fuel to truck war

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Torque and towing, payload and ponies: They've long been the weapons of choice in the pickup wars.... Read More »



Marketers work to dispel 'smoky and loud' image of diesel engines

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Marketers approach the challenge of promoting diesel as eco-friendly, amid broadening competition from hybrids, electric vehicles and higher efficiency gasoline engines.... Read More »


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