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Mazda is back in the TUDOR United SportsCar Series with a race car powered by a diesel engine. At this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mazda’s two SKYACTIV Prototype cars will have the only diesel powerplants in the season-opening TUDOR United SportsCar Series race. The inline four-cylinder 2.2-liter Mazda engine continues into 2015 with its […]

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Hyundai is showing a whole new side at the ongoing Detroit auto show with its latest concept: the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck. Not only will the Santa Cruz be Hyundai’s first pickup – if it advances to production – but it will also house the company’s first diesel engine for the U.S. Mike O’Brien, Hyundai’s […]

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Audi is following a recent trend in the hybrid market that is bringing more SUV-like crossovers to the arena. But the German carmaker is putting its own twist on the concept by combining a diesel engine and an electric motor to power its new hybrid SUV. “In our strategy to electrify an entire product portfolio, […]

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Nissan unveiled the all-new diesel powered Nissan Titan full-size pickup on Monday at the North American International Auto Show. With the Titan XD, Nissan tries to offer a pickup truck that slots in-between full size pickup trucks and their heavy-duty versions. “With the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, we weren’t just going for ‘best-in-class. Instead, we […]

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Land Rover announced in Detroit diesel power is coming under the hood of its 2016 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. The company said the Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 SUVs are expected to deliver 25 miles per gallon combined, a 32 percent improvement over the supercharged V6, and reach a […]

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Filling up at the pump is costing drivers a lot less this year. But even though prices for both gasoline and diesel have gone down, the difference between the two is increasing. On average, a gallon of diesel costs almost 80 cents more than a gallon of gasoline. That’s 30 cents higher that the difference […]

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A federal budget package recently approved by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate includes a 50 percent increase in funding for a clean air program that reduces emissions from older diesel powered engines, vehicles and equipment. According to the The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF), funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) under the current […]

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The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been named Esquire magazine’s Truck of the Year. Esquire’s editors say in their December issue they considered all potential truck models in the U.S. market, balancing attributes with conventional touchstones that outline what makes a great truck, such as efficiency, functionality, versatility, safety, value and style. “Recognition from Esquire magazine […]

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Air pollution from diesel vehicles is attracting legal attention in the UK, after a recent ruling in the European Court of Justice required ministers to take immediate steps toward cleaner air. Nitrogen dioxide, the pollutant of most concern, is extremely high in UK cities and comes primarily from diesel vehicles. Although the government had promised […]

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Chevrolet unveiled two future aspects of its new midsize Colorado pickup: a ZR2 package, but mostly a diesel engine. In introducing the Colorado ZR2 concept at the Los Angeles motor show, Chevrolet unveiled a vision of how it could take the all-new midsize truck’s off-road capability to the next level while also showcasing the upcoming […]

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