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Limited Diesel Car Options in US
Where's my Diesel? Posted September 9 2008 09:54 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Doing my usual due diligence scanning the web for pertinent blog or forum material for my sites, I came across the announcement of Mazda's brand-new 2.2L turbodiesel the company is rolling out for the European market. The...

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Filed under: Diesel News, Diesel Observations, Diesel News, Passenger Cars  | 


Test Driving the 2009 VW Jetta TDI
The Other Diesel Posted July 14 2008 05:04 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Okay, 99.5 percent of the content and discussion on Diesel Power is all about Cummins, Duramaxes and Powerstrokes. But there are a few of us that frequent the site interested in diesel as much for its economy as its...

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Filed under: Diesel Car Reviews, Trend Observations, Passenger Cars  | 

Commodore Diesel Coming, Could G8 Follow?
Commodore Diesel Confirmed Posted January 31 2008 10:20 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Australia's GoAuto enthusiast site is reporting that a diesel version of the new VE Commodore model has been confirmed by company insiders, and should be introduced sometime in 2009. Although there was no specific mention...

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Acura TSX May Be First Honda Diesel in America
Honda's Upscale Diesel Play Posted January 24 2008 11:01 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Autoweek is reporting the first Honda diesel product in America could very well come from the company's upscale Acura division. Initial speculation was widespread that the Accord would be the first model to get a diesel...

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Volkswagen Backs Out of Bluetec Alliance
VW to Bluetec: No Thanks Posted August 7 2007 03:06 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

According to reports coming out of Germany, Volkswagen has announced that it will no longer be a part of the Bluetec technology alliance that was supposed to be a technology-sharing consortium to pool resources for the...

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GM to purchase 50 percent of VM Motori
Letting Bygones be Bygones Posted July 17 2007 11:00 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Of the major automakers, it seems like the one that's been the most ambivalent about diesel engines in passenger-car applications has been General Motors. Could it be this automaking giant is still haunted by the...

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Filed under: Diesel News, Diesel Opinions, Diesel Passenger-car, Passenger Cars  | 

Nissan Promises Clean Diesel Option for Maxima in 2010
Diesel Maxima Coming in '10 Posted April 18 2007 05:02 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2007) - Nissan today announced its plans to launch its first clean diesel engine in the United States for use in the Nissan Maxima in 2010. The passenger car will be powered by an all-new...

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Volkswagen to offer 50-state diesel in 2008
50-state TDI Returns Posted April 5 2007 09:04 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

At one time, I was a big VW enthusiast. I owned one, and was proud as punch of my custom-ordered Tropic Orange 2000 GTI VR6. When it was in full working order (more on the "when" part to come) it was great fun. The VR6 had...

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Will a private Chrysler halt diesel development
Private Chrysler - End of Diesels? Posted March 26 2007 09:03 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

By now, it's essentially a foregone conclusion that Chrysler will be spun off from parent DaimlerChrysler. Whether the new proud papa will be GM or Cerberus, Magna, or some other investment group or consortium, one...

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Filed under: Editorials, Diesel Observations, Trend Observations, Passenger Cars  | 

Cadillac CTS Diesel to be offered in Europe
Caddy Diesel Makes a Comeback Posted March 6 2007 02:56 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Automotive News is reporting that GM is developing a diesel version of the Cadillac CTS to sell in Europe. GM will reportedly buy the engine from Italian diesel engine maker VM Motori.

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Filed under: Diesel News, Diesel Observations, Trend Observations, Diesel Passenger-car, Passenger Cars  | 

Diesel Options Boost Mazda Sales in Europe
Mazda Diesel Microvan a Hit in Europe Posted January 16 2007 02:06 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

2006 was a record-breaking year for Mazda in Europe . The company sold more than 300,000 vehicles there last year, its best sales figure in 15 years.

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Filed under: Diesel News, Diesel Observations, Trend Observations, Diesel Suvs, Passenger Cars, Ford  | 

Mitsubishi to produce Lancer Diesel
Lancer Diesel for North America Posted January 11 2007 03:13 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

According to a report from Automotive News , Mitsubishi said it plans to offer a diesel option in the new-generation Lancer model for the North American Market. The tentative date set for availability is the 2010 model year.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Diesel goes 1100 miles on one tank
Diesel SUV breaks 50 mpg Down Under Posted January 5 2007 10:42 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

SUVs are not generally known for being especially fuel-efficient. But Danish adventurer Hans Tholstrup drove a diesel-powered Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (sorry, not available in the 'States...yet.) a total of more than 1,100...

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Mercedes-Benz S420 Bluetec Produces 538 lb.-ft.
Big Torque: Not Just for Trucks Posted December 11 2006 03:38 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Here in North America, we've come to associate big-torque diesels with heavy-duty pickup trucks. And with the millions of Cummins, Duramax and Power Stroke models on the roads, is it any wonder?

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Next Toyota Prius Could Be Diesel
Could Diesel Help the Prius Break 100 mpg? Posted December 11 2006 10:14 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Based on recent comments by Toyota executives, it looks as if the vehicle nobody thought would happen might. Recently, the whole green car battle has been between hybrid and clean diesel advocates. Each claiming the...

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