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The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan has been officially rated by the EPA to get 52 mpg on the highway. To put that into perspective, the Toyota Prius gets a combined rating of 52 mpg. Chevrolet says the Cruze Diesel’s fuel economy is “the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America” when equipped […]

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In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions manipulation in August of 2015, and told the world […]

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Just in case you’re not tired of all the diesel news coming out this year, here’s one more oily tidbit: the upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze is rumored to net a 50 mpg rating by the EPA. The report comes from Automotive News, which cornered GM product development chief Mark Reuss and Chevrolet […]

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Volkswagen is arguing that the device that precipitated the TDI scandal did not, in fact, violate European law. The move follows increasing pressure to provide European TDI owners with American-style compensation. “The software contained in vehicles with an EA-189 engine in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful defeat device under European law,” VW told […]

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The city of San Diego says that its fleet will be the largest in the nation to adopt renewable diesel. The city can fuel up its 1,125 diesel vehicles, including street sweepers, refuse packers, and firetrucks, on renewable diesel. Doing so will release 80-percent fewer emissions than traditional diesel, according to state officials. That appeals […]

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The diesel-powered 2017 Cruze hatchback — Chevrolet’s first hatchback available in North America — could be become the first non-hybrid car to achieve 50 mpg on the highway. Its optional 1.6-liter tubrocharged diesel engine borrowed from the UK’s Vauxhall Astra will be paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. Several European magazines […]

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Late Friday Volkswagen agreed to pay its U.S. dealers $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses that occurred from the German automaker’s diesel fixing scandal. Each of the 652 dealers will receive an average of $1.85 million over a period of 18 months, but they can choose to opt out of the settlement and pursue their own […]

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Chevrolet chose to introduce the 2018 Equinox last night, the evening of the autumn equinox, and it came with a surprise — a 1.6-liter turbo diesel that Chevy estimates will achieve and estimated 40 mpg in highway driving. The compact crossover SUV segment is now the industry’s single-largest segment, and the Equinox crossover is Chevrolet’s […]

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Top Honda executives think diesel engines are on the way out, and to keep the Civic a best-selling global vehicle are considering gasoline hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions. The tenth-generation 2017 Civic has just arrived, and it was engineered from the beginning to accept gasoline, diesel, hybrid and gasoline plug-in hybrid powertrains, as well as […]

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In the wake of the emissions scandal and stricter emissions regulations, Volkswagen is uncertain if or when it will again sell diesel cars in the U.S. The German automaker has been prohibited from selling diesel vehicles in the United States since late 2015 after it acknowledged using “defeat devices” to evade U.S. diesel emissions standards. […]

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