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2010 Opel Astra interior

Opel shows off interior for new Astra

After months of previews, teasers and small official photos, the 2010 Opel (Vauxhall) Astra has finally been let out of the bag. The hatch has been revealed in high-res photos and for the first time we get a look at the upcoming car’s stylish new interior. The new Astra is crucial for Opel as... read more

June 18, 2009 by
Audi R8 V12 TDI

Audi Abandons Plans For R8 V12 TDI

When Audi's R8 V12 TDI made its debut at the 2008 Detroit Motor Show, the world stood in awe of the sheer beauty of the idea: a fuel-efficient, torquey and potent diesel... read more May 6, 2009 by

Mazda Tribute Hybrid

Mazda backflips on diesel strategy - hybrid and electric vehicles coming in 2015

Just a few weeks ago, Mazda was adamant that diesel engines would be enough to satisfy its needs for more fuel-efficient cars - but now, in a major shift in strategy, the... read more April 13, 2009 by

Honda CEO Takeo Fukui

Honda CEO puts price floor on Insight, has no plans for large diesels

Earlier this year, Honda won a lot of attention with its 'cheapest hybrid in America' pricing on the new 2010 Insight. But now Takeo Fukui, the company's CEO, says he won't... read more April 3, 2009 by

Daimler car2go

Daimler bringing car2go vehicle sharing program to Texas

Daimler commenced trials of a new mobility concept called the ‘car2go project’ in Ulm, Germany, in October last year in an attempt to provide a solution for... read more March 26, 2009 by

No diesel for the European Cadillac CTS

Cadillac to pull out of half of European markets, cancels diesel

Say what you will about General Motors' past decade or two of planning, their products have come a long, long way in the past several years. That makes the events of the past... read more March 26, 2009 by

Mazda MZR-CD diesel engine

Mazda plans to battle hybrids with clean diesel technology

Diesel pundits have consistently argued that a good oil-burner can match, and in some cases outdo, a comparable hybrid powertrain when it comes to fuel-economy. Carmakers on... read more March 26, 2009 by

2009 Nissan Maxima

Nissan reviewing U.S. diesel plans

Diesel engine sales have stagnated in the U.S. due largely to lingering perceptions of the clattering, foul smelling contraptions of the 1970s and earlier. It hasn’t... read more March 17, 2009 by

techart porsche cayennes geneva 2009 004

Techart bringing pair of tuned Cayennes to Geneva including 680hp Magnum

Renowned tuner TECHART, known for adding insane power to everything with the Porsche badge, will be bringing a pair of modified Porsche Cayennes to the 2009 Geneva Motor... read more February 27, 2009 by

2010 toyota iq motorauthority 009

Toyota to add 1.3L four to iQ lineup at Geneva Motor Show

The 2009 Geneva Motor Show will play host to a wide range of concepts and production vehicles, from speedy supercars to family sedans and even raw engine technologies. One of... read more February 26, 2009 by

Volvo D5 twin-turbo diesel Euro 5 five cylinder engine

Volvo adds pair of new five-cylinder turbodiesels to engine lineup

Diesel is the way of the present in Europe, and to hear some tell it, it's the future for the U.S. as well. Either way, Volvo will be prepared with two new diesels announced... read more February 17, 2009 by

Euro-market Mini Cooper D

Mini considering U.S.-market diesel by 2011

Diesel engines are still failing to gain much traction in the U.S., in part because of a national memory of the diesels of three decades ago, and in part because diesel fuel... read more February 10, 2009 by

2009 BMW 335d and X535d

New coalition formed to promote diesels in U.S.

Diesels may account for half of all vehicle sales in Europe but in the U.S. their numbers still hover barely above the 3% mark. A lack of availability, a dirty image, and... read more February 6, 2009 by

porsche cayenne diesel assembly 001

Porsche Cayenne Diesel goes on sale, Panamera may be next

Porsche has stated in the past it would not fit any diesel powerplants to its cars but with toughening fuel economy and emissions regulations looming in both the U.S. and... read more February 3, 2009 by

Cadillac CTS Coupe

GM delays CTS Coupe launch until mid-2010

General Motors' Cadillac brand has long aspired to be 'The Standard of the World,' and for a period, it was. Over the last four decades, however, innovation, consistency and... read more January 26, 2009 by

2009 Volkswagen Bluesport concept

VW Bluesport could go to production if approved by Audi, Porsche

Moving forward with production of even the most interesting designs is difficult work in today's economic climate. Volkswagen's Bluesport roadster, for instance, was... read more January 19, 2009 by


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