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GM's new head of powertrain 'loves' diesels

4:23 pm U.S. ET | March 20, 2014
"I love diesels.” There's one clue to how General Motors' new head of global powertrain, Steve Kiefer, might steer future engine development.... Read More »


Ram EcoDiesel receives 28 mpg highway rating

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
The 2014 diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickup gets 28 mpg on the highway, the top rating for any pickup in the United States.... Read More »


Diesel-powered BMW 7 series due in spring

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
BMW is making good on a promise to put a diesel version in each of its three sedan ranges by adding the 740Ld xDrive this spring.... Read More »


GM mulls small diesel for pickups

1:43 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
General Motors is considering adding a small-displacement diesel engine to its Chevrolet and GMC 1500 pickups to boost fuel economy.... Read More »



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 »


Hyundai works on gasoline engine that mimics diesel

1:52 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
Hyundai is working on a 1.8-liter engine that works like a diesel, but burns gasoline. If the engine makes production, Hyundai officials say, it could deliver a 25 percent fuel economy gain over a comparable gasoline engine -- about the same gain as a diesel -- but it would cost less to buy and operate.... Read More »


Over a barrel for 40 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2013
On Oct. 17, 1973, the first oil embargo plunged the auto industry into a new world. The Oct. 15 issue of Automotive News will look at the impact of that historic event.... Read More »



It will be nice to have a choice

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Consumers have a variety of fuels to run their cars and light trucks. It won't be long before we see compressed natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas added to the mix.... Read More »


Emissions testing delay pushes back Mazda6 diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Delays in emissions testing have prompted Mazda to postpone the U.S. launch of its diesel-powered Mazda6 by four months, a hiccup in the company's plan to become the only Japanese automaker with a diesel passenger car on sale in the United States.... Read More »


German automakers renew U.S. diesel push

Sept. 6, 2013 06:01 CET
For years, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen sang the praises of diesel in the United States as a lonely trio. But now that other car companies are launching diesel-fueled vehicles, the German brands hope to find new allies.... Read More »


Germans renew diesel push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
For years, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Group sang the praises of diesel in the United States as a lonely trio.... Read More »


Trucks, stair-steps on Diaz's busy agenda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Former Ram truck boss Fred Diaz made headlines for Nissan Motor Co. in August when he revealed big product changes for the next-generation Nissan Titan pickup.... Read More »


Mercedes: In a crankcase, biodiesel can become 'gunky, goopy' sludge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Not all diesel is created equal, and that fact has challenged Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen Group in their quest to popularize the fuel in the United States.... 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 »


VW's global diesel debuts here in a year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
Volkswagen says it will offer a cleaner, more powerful and more fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in VW and Audi models beginning in about a year.... Read More »


Chrysler-Fiat won't invest in EVs until pricing improves, exec says

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Chrysler and Fiat will not invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to step up and pay for the technology, said Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global Powertrain.... Read More »


VW plans global diesel for U.S. in 2015

10:53 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
Volkswagen plans to install a new 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine in Volkswagen brand and Audi models about a year from now that is cleaner, more powerful and more fuel efficient than the current motor.... Read More »


VW plans to offer Golf GTD performance diesel in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Volkswagen plans to broaden its diesel lineup in 2015 with the Golf GTD, the brand's first performance-oriented diesel car for the United States. The GTD, available as a two- and four-door hatchback, borrows the sports suspension from the gasoline-powered Golf GTI. It is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder rated at 184 hp and 280 pounds-feet of torque.... Read More »


Chrysler Group offers dealers more training on diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Chrysler Group is offering additional diesel-engine training to its dealerships to help them sell and service light-duty diesel variants of its two best-selling nameplates this year. Diesel-powered 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees are being assembled in Detroit, and a diesel-powered 2014 Ram 1500 will enter production this fall.... Read More »


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