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Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast...

Conventional Gasoline Engines A Minority In 2 Years? Not So Fast...

Progress must be coming at a much faster pace than we thought: Conventional gasoline engines will power only a minority of the new cars sold just two years hence, according to a new report. That means more than half the vehicles sold will have hybrid, diesel, natural gas, or plug-in electric... read more

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2012 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Motion-V Plan Calls For 30 Percent Gas Mileage Boost By 2015

Subaru has taken heed of customer complaints that its lineup wasn’t as efficient as those of its competitors, making its latest generation 2012 Impreza return an... read more September 27, 2011 by  5


 
Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine

Mazda's Skyactiv-G 1.3 Gets 70mpg, No Hybrid Tech Needed

The 2011 Mazda2 is already one of the most fun small cars on the market, sharing its platform with Ford's Fiesta. It's pretty economical too, but with Mazda's next generation... read more September 8, 2011 by  2


 
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
2012 Hyundai Accent

2012 Hyundai Accent: 40 MPG For $12,445

The brand new 2012 Hyundai Accent isn’t set to go on sale until summer but the car made its official U.S. debut this past week at the 2011 New York Auto Show so we now... read more April 25, 2011 by  0


 
2010 Kia Soul

Kia Doubles Down On Smaller Engines, Plans Soul Convertible

Kia has some major plans in the pipeline, with the introduction of new hybrid models, a brand new Rio hatchback and range of downsized engines combining turbocharging and... read more March 25, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

U.S. Gas Is Too Dirty For Our Best Engines, Mercedes-Benz Says

We rarely think about what's in our gasoline when we fill the tank, but carmakers have to. Mercedes-Benz has just launched a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine in its... read more March 18, 2011 by  3


 
2012 Buick Verano

GM Enters Compact Luxury Segment With 2012 Buick Verano

While the styling of Buick’s new compact sedan has been known for some time now (a version of the car was unveiled last year in China as the Excelle GT), we finally get... read more January 6, 2011 by  0


 
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Toyota Hops On the Direct Injection And Turbocharging Bandwagon

Toyota is the latest automaker to announce it’s headed down the downsized engine path as it strives for improved fuel economy, following the likes of Ford... read more November 24, 2010 by  4


 
fuel injectors, photo by Transonic

Startup Transonic Injects Supercritical Fuel For 30% MPG Rise

The principles of the gasoline engine have chugged along for a century now without much change. The last big evolutions were variable valve timing and the switch to fuel... read more August 27, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco

Special Brands for Small Turbo Engines: GM To Follow Ford?

Used to be that turbos were used in performance cars, from the Saab Turbos of the late Seventies to BMW's current range of twin-turbo sixes. These days, the little air pumps... read more April 20, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Ford F-150

Smaller-More-Efficient Engines II: Ford EcoBoost Effort Expands

We said it on Friday: Smaller, more efficient engines are going to be the main way we increase gas mileage in the next few years (in that case, a four-cylinder 2010 Buick... read more April 12, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Buick LaCrosse

Smaller-More-Efficient-Engine Example: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

Sure, hybrids and electric cars are great, but they sell in small numbers. The way most cars will meet newer, more aggressive fuel-economy rules is by making engines smaller... read more April 8, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive

Fuel Efficient Fours Gain Ground on V-6s, V-8s In New Cars

At December's Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai made a big splash by saying it would no longer offer V-6 engines in its Sonata midsize car or its Tucson compact crossover... read more March 16, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Ford Focus

2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2012 Ford Focus

Coming off the successful launch of its 2011 Ford Fiesta subcompact at last month's Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford is following up with its even more important 2012 Ford Focus... read more January 10, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai: No More V6s For Midsize Cars or Compact Crossovers

One of the standouts among the global carmakers at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was Hyundai. The Korean company has seen its market share rise from 3 to 4 percent during a... read more December 4, 2009 by  0


 
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