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The redesigned 2015 Jetta has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system. The 2015 Jetta is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships and offers three gasoline engines, a TDI Clean Diesel, and a hybrid powertrain. These Jetta models offer a […]

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Diesel and diesel-powered vehicles have made huge improvements pollution-wise in the last 10 years. At the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) tenth annual West Coast Collaborative meeting the Diesel Technology Forum highlighted the evolution of diesel power as a workhorse and economical engine through the transformation to near zero emissions with a future focus to […]

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Volkswagen revealed its 2015 Jetta powered by the brand’s new TDI Clean Diesel starts at $21,640. The updated car features the turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed exterior, and what the company describes as being a host of newly-available driver assistance systems. These driver assistance systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, […]

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The future of transportation is anyone’s guess, but marketers are betting on various technologies that may compete or complement over the next decade. To get a clearer view of what GM and Toyota are thinking, Automotive News posted a video report giving a bit more than the usual one-line snippet you may read in a […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. July was a good sales month for the market as a whole, although there was a modest decline from recent months. Electric and hybrid electric […]

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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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Coinciding with an E-Class mid-cycle refresh, Mercedes-Benz’ choice of a four-cylinder diesel for the new E250 BlueTEC is its first for a U.S. sedan since the mid-1980s, and it replaces the V6 of the previous E350 BlueTEC. The all-wheel-drive 4MATIC we drove for over 1,300 miles also happens to be priced at the entry point […]

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Audi just revealed prices for its new 2015 A3 Sedan TDI clean diesel, which will start at $32,600. Audi also revealed pricing for other versions of the A3, namely the 2015 S3 performance Sedan and A3 Cabriolet. The German company stated these are the latest models to join the newly launched Audi A3 family, which […]

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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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Adding to Audi’s increasingly well-stocked stable of U.S. diesel variants is its new-for-2014 Q5 TDI quattro. The midsized crossover SUV benefits from big-V8-like torque and a scooch better mpg than the Q5 Hybrid while costing almost $5,000 less and selling much better. In fact, the oil-burning Q5 for March was the sixth best-selling diesel passenger […]

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