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While still only a small fraction of overall passenger vehicle sales in the United States, clean diesel power is becoming an increasingly popular choice among consumers. Sales in the first half of 2014 jumped by 25 percent over the same period last year — against an overall increase of only four percent — and some […]

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The Ram pickup truck will become the first to adopt the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J2807 standardized tow rating practices across all of its three fullsize pickup truck segments, including the Ram 1500, Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and Ram 3500 Heavy Duty. Ram said it beats the competition in the two most sought-after titles […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is launching a new family of engines, one that will be made in diesel and gasoline versions, as well as eventually linked to a hybrid system. Known as Ingenium, the new family of diesel and gasoline engines designed, engineered and manufactured by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are said by the company to […]

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Peugeot will tackle the 2015 edition of the Dakar rally with an unusual combination of diesel power and two-wheel drive. After grabbing public attention with the new 2008 DKR, the Team Peugeot-Total has finally lifted the lid on the inner workings of this muscular beast, which will take on the 4×4 brigade on the 2015 […]

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Audi reached its goal of reducing fuel consumption while competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours. The company’s R18 e-tron quattro clinched its 2014 Le Mans victory while consuming 22 percent less fuel than its predecessor in 2013. Audi said it saved energy through the use of technologies such as optimized aerodynamics, 45 kilograms less […]

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The UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will host the unveiling of a new diesel-burning Ford Focus ST. Ford’s new oil burner is targeted at the VW Golf GTD, and will be seen June 27 as the automaker reveals the gas-powered Focus ST as well. Performance from the 2.0-liter TCDi engine is a claimed 182, and […]

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The next generation Mazda2 will offer diesel power in the form of a new 1.5 liter engine and a full SKYACTIV suite of features. Mazda confirmed June 11 its all-new Mazda2 will debut with the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a brand-new 1.5-liter clean diesel engine. The next-generation B-segment model will be initially launched in Japan. First unveiled […]

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California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles. This fact comes out of new analysis and data released yesterday by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF). The DTF analysis is based on data that includes the registration statistics of all passenger vehicles – cars, SUVS, […]

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Recently Volkswagen revealed it will have a 10-speed transmission available for multiple models, and its next-gen Euro diesels will get more potent engines as well. The 10-speed dual clutch automatic is to go with the highly modular MQB platform. This will be the basis for the new Golf, next-generation Passatt, a seven-seater SUV and Audi’s […]

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British sports car brand Trident announced yesterday the availability of its flagship Iceni sports car. The company states the Iceni is the world’s fastest and most fuel efficient diesel sports car. With a top speed in excess of over 190 mph and the ability to run for 2000 miles on a single tank of mineral […]

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