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2016 Chevy Volt Range-Extending Engine To Have 75 HP?

2016 Chevy Volt Range-Extending Engine To Have 75 HP?

Electric power is only one part of the Chevrolet Volt equation. While it's a part that covers two thirds of all Volt miles driven, the other third is handled by its range-extending 1.4-liter Ecotec gasoline engine. The 2016 Chevrolet Volt is expected to downsize to a three-cylinder unit to boost... read more

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2015 Ford Focus

2015 Ford Focus To Offer Fuel-Efficient 1.0 EcoBoost Option In U.S.

Ford's global 'One Ford' policy means that fewer and fewer cars in the manufacturer's range are sold in just one market--they need to be viable worldwide to be viable as a... read more February 24, 2014 by 


 
2013 Opel Adam

Opel's New 3-Cylinder Engine May Preview Volt's Next Range-Extender

It's been expected for some time that the next generation Chevrolet Volt could use a smaller, more efficient and likely three-cylinder power unit as its range-extending... read more February 17, 2014 by 


 
2014 MINI Cooper

2014 MINI Cooper: 3-Cylinder Subcompact Breaks Cover

It's the world's best-known small car, and it's all new for 2014. It is of course the MINI Cooper, though you might have stumbled over the phrase "all new", since a quick... read more November 19, 2013 by 


 
2014 Ford Fiesta 5-door

2014 Ford Fiesta EcoBoost Priced, 45 MPG Highway Too

Ever since Mitsubishi revealed its gas-sipping Mirage was capable of 40 mpg combined, we've awaited the figures for Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost Fiesta with interest. That wait... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
European Ford Focus gets lower-emission 1.0 3-cyl EcoBoost

Forbidden Fruit: Europe's Ford Focus 3-Cyl EcoBoost Gets Even Greener

As the U.S. still eagerly awaits the introduction of the 3-cylinder EcoBoost Ford Fiesta, European drivers are buying Ford's tiny-engined cars in their droves. Various... read more August 14, 2013 by  6


 
2012 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

2025 Gas Mileage Reachable With 'Radical Downsizing' HyBoost Engine, Says Ricardo

Noticed engines getting smaller recently? You're not alone. "Downsizing", as it's called, involves using a smaller engine to do the work of a larger alternative--usually... read more June 19, 2013 by  0


 
BMW Concept Active Tourer, 2012 Paris Auto Show

BMW's Small Front-Wheel-Drive Models Confirmed For U.S. Launch

To many auto enthusiasts, the term "front-wheel-drive BMW" is one that fills them with dread. BMWs have always been rear-wheel drive, a layout that offers balance and... read more May 29, 2013 by  7


 
Volkswagen Taigun Concept, Sao Paulo Motor Show

VW's Tiny Taigun Shows Crossovers Can Get Even Smaller: Brazil Auto Show

The car you're looking at is the result of German automotive giant Volkswagen filling another niche in the market. Among its portfolio of worldwide brands there are very few... read more October 23, 2012 by  3


 
MINI Rocketman Concept MkII

Confirmed: U.S. Mini Will Soon Get 3-Cylinder Engine Option

At last week’s Paris Auto Show, BMW unveiled the Concept Active Tourer, a compact plug-in hybrid wagon powered by a combination of battery power and a 3-cylinder... read more October 1, 2012 by  4


 
2012 Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost

2012 Ford Focus 3-Cylinder: Quick Drive Report

Downsizing: The car industry's buzzword for both consumers shopping for smaller cars than their previous model, and carmakers equipping their models with smaller, more... read more June 12, 2012 by  5


 
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