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Advocacy group says diesel cars coming back; it meant trucks

Advocacy group says diesel cars coming back; it meant trucks

When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last year, it not only hurt the public perception of diesel vehicles in the U.S., but also eliminated the biggest seller of diesel passenger cars from the market. TDI diesel models once made up as much as a quarter of the Volkswagen brand's U.S. sales, and... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW to pay $1 billion-plus for 3.0-liter diesel cheats; separately, Bosch pays too

The Volkswagen Group has reached a preliminary agreement with U.S. regulators to address 83,000 3.0-liter V-6 diesel vehicles with illegal "defeat device" software. The... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW diesel probe focuses on missing phones: 'bright red flag,' says FTC

As Volkswagen aims to resolve numerous lawsuits related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, federal agencies are continuing their criminal... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW 3-liter diesel updates OKed, but buyback negotiations continue

VW Group announced yesterday it had reached a preliminary agreement with various regulators to resolve civil suits related to "defeat device" software in vehicles fitted with... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec

Diesel cars can save you money, but only a few diesel trucks do: analysis

While diesel vehicles have received a black eye in the form of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, they often still deliver better fuel economy than comparable gasoline models... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for failing to act on diesel emissions

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to numerous lawsuits against the German automaker in multiple countries. But now regulatory agencies in European countries have become... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel prices released, from $24,670 up (update)

Several automakers have backed away from diesels in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. But General Motors is moving ahead with the launch of its Chevrolet Cruze... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Diesels to lose two-thirds of current market share in 10 years: report

Sometimes interesting predictions come buried inside a completely different topic. Take, for example, an investment note on the auto-parts supplier Continental contained in a... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

Even before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG Sport

Diesel: Mercedes asks if it's worth the effort, Audi sticks with it for U.S.

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to affect the U.S. market for diesel cars in a negative way. Diesels have never been as popular in the U.S. as they are in... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Atlas

VW to build Atlas TDI diesel in U.S., but only for export to Russia

The ongoing diesel scandal means all Volkswagen and Audi TDI models are still absent from U.S. showrooms—and likely will be for some years to come. Even a new TDI... read more November 22, 2016 by


 
2017 Mazda CX-5

Mazda diesel to arrive fall 2017, it says, in new CX-5 crossover (updated)

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover is an entirely new design, Mazda says, although you might not see it at first glance. The small Japanese maker unveiled the new... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2010 Dodge Ram 2500

FCA sued over emissions of 2007-2012 Dodge Ram diesel pickups with Cummins engines

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and engine supplier Cummins are the latest companies to be accused of hiding excess diesel-exhaust emissions. A class-action lawsuit filed... read more November 17, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW has criminal charges too; does Audi trans cheat make settling harder?

The Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel settlement was approved in late October, but the company's troubles are far from over. VW still needs to reach a settlement with regulators... read more November 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW offers $1,000 loyalty bonus to all owners of 2001-later Volkswagens

Individual dealers and several competitor automakers have already tried to cash in on the Volkswagen diesel settlement, but VW itself hasn't offered any notable incentives... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi R18 LMP1 World Endurance Championship race car

Dominant Audi racing team dumps diesel hybrids for electric power

Over the past decade and a half, Audi has built a racing dynasty. The German luxury automaker has dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, one of the most... read more November 10, 2016 by


 

 
 

 
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