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  • John and Helen Taylor depart on the Smarter Driving Tour. Image: Shell

    You might remember a few weeks ago we brought you news of Australian couple John and Helen Taylor. Rather than enjoying the usual trappings of tourism, the Taylors wanted to break their own 48-U.S.-state hypermiling record, previously set in a 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI at 67 mpg over 9,505 miles. Their weapon of choice for the new challenge? A 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. With a 138-horsepower 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and a six speed manual transmission, the Cruze Eco is rated at 42 mpg highway, so the Taylors would have their work cut out to beat the diesel Jetta. Nevertheless...

  • GM CEO Dan Akerson & Juno Cho, COO of LG Corp., agree to cooperate on future electric vehicles
    GM's LG Electric-Car Deal Goals: Cheaper, Faster, Less Risky

    General Motors has been on a roll with electric-car news of late. It said it would build the well-received Converj concept car as the Cadillac ELR; it cut a deal with A123 Systems to buy lithium-ion cells for a future (unspecified) electric car; and, just this morning, GM announced it would jointly...

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    GM, LG Group To Design, Engineer (Unspecified) Electric Cars Together

    General Motors announced this morning that it would jointly design and engineer "future electric vehicles" with Korea's LG Group, in a statement that raised more questions than it answered. The announcement, the company said, will "help GM expand the number and types of electric vehicles it makes...

  • Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
    2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Not Just MPG, MPH On Offer Too

    Diesels: Dirty and slow, right? Only if you've never left the 1980s. Diesel engine technology has come along in leaps and bounds over the past two decades and the best of today's diesel vehicles easily offer a compromise between performance and economy to best equivalent gasoline vehicles. General...

  • Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
    GM CEO Confirms 2013 Chevy Cruze Diesel For U.S.: Report

    GM's CEO, Dan Akerson, has confirmed that Chevrolet will introduce a diesel-powered Chevrolet Cruze sedan to the U.S. market in 2013.

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    2012 Chevy Cruze 1.4-Liter Automatic Rated At 38 MPG Highway

    It shouldn't be a surprise, but for 2012, new car models--and revisions to existing models--are all about the gas mileage. Take Chevy, for instance. Yesterday it announced that the V-6 model of its 2012 Camaro two-door sports coupe (y'know, the one you can get with a really big, powerful V-8) would...

  • GreenCarReports.com editor John Voelcker reviews 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco and 2011 Hyundai Elantra

    Two of the newest compact cars on the road today are the 2011 Hyundai Elantra and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Now we've driven both of them, testing each car with a six-speed manual transmission. In the case of the Chevy, we drove the 2011 Cruze Eco model, which gets the highest EPA gas mileage rating: 28 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 33 mpg. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra is rated 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway, for a combined rating of the very same 33 mpg. But what kind of real-world gas mileage did we get, on very similar road tests of 300-plus miles with a bit more highway time...

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    Green Car Parade Kicks Off Countdown to 2011 Denver Auto Show

    Small cars are our business here at AllSmallCars.com and we love an event that features small cars—especially when a lot of press and consumers are around. Today marked the 4th Annual Green Car Parade in Denver, Colo., where dealers from around the state bring their greenest cars to be a part...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011
    VIDEO: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, High Gas-Mileage Features

    With gas prices top of mind for many drivers, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco model seems perfectly timed. The model with a six-speed manual gearbox is EPA-rated at 28 mpg city, 42 mpg highway, for a combined 33 mpg. On our recent road test over a long weekend, we beat that slightly, getting 34.2 mpg...

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    Chevrolet Cruze to Bring Back Small Car Diesel Power In 2013

    Diesel’s have had a bad reputation in America, something we actually mentioned during our “Super Bowl Ad Watch” earlier this month. If you didn’t catch it, the subject came up when BMW advertised their 3-Series diesel with an ad depicting older diesels spewing tons of black...

  • Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
    2013 Chevrolet Cruze To Offer 2.0-Liter Clean-Diesel Option

    Last fall, GM executive Tom Stephens said the company would offer a passenger car with a clean-diesel engine in the U.S. market, its first since 1985. Now we know what that vehicle will be: a model of the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. Workers at the Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant where the...

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    Helpful GM Propaganda: How 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco Raises MPGs

    The word "propaganda" can mean many things to many people. Today, we're using it in the sense of "a form of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a community," as Wikipedia neatly puts it. The busy public-relations team at General Motors is now putting out roughly a video every week on...

  • 2012 Range Rover Evoque

    The fall's first big European auto show, the 2010 Paris Motor Show, officially kicks off on Thursday, which is when all the press conferences happen. But the industry has been leaking out selected images, teasers, and occasionally full details on the concepts and production cars that will appear this week. We've rounded up all the green cars, from future hybrids to electric cars and even electric scooters from two automotive brands. We'll update this list over the week as news continues to come out. PRODUCTION VEHICLES 2011 Fisker Karma We've mentioned many times that Fisker is cutting it...

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    Ford Fiesta and Nissan Leaf Make N.A. Car Of the Year Short List

    One of the most coveted awards in the North American automotive industry is the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. Since we can’t get enough of small cars here at AllSmallCars.com, it was a pleasant surprise to see both the 2011 Nissan LEAF and the 2011 Ford Fiesta on the short...

  • Chevrolet Cruze EV, test fleet in South Korea, October 2010
    GM To Test 100-Mile Chevrolet Cruze Electric Car in S Korea

    For U.S. car buyers, GM is convinced that a range-extended electric vehicle--its 2011 Chevrolet Volt, to be specific--is the best solution to meeting the needs of drivers who may need to go further than the 40 miles a Volt will do on battery power. But elsewhere in the world, GM is quietly pursuing...

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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze Starts at $16,995, Has 'Midsize Presence'

    Aside from the electric Volt, the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze has been touring the auto show circuit long enough to make it a familiar face well before it hits dealerships. But now Chevy has priced its new compact sedan, starting at $16,995. And that means it really will soon show up at dealers, toward...

  • Replaceable cartridge oil filter used in Ecotec engines fitted to 2011 Chevrolet Cruze
    2011 Chevy Cruze Green Oil Filter: Everything Old Is New Again

    Sometimes a "new" green idea is actually just the way we used to do things, before disposability and convenience became primary consumer values. Consider the "cartridge filter" that GM touts on the Ecotec engines fitted to its new 2011 Chevrolet Cruze. Instead of a one-piece metal cannister that's...

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    First Drive Report: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Compact Sedan

    General Motors has been stringing out its publicity for upcoming cars--for three years in the case of the electric 2011 Chevrolet Volt--given its recent, ummm, challenges. But now we've finally had a chance to drive its crucially important 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan, which will hit...

  • City of Detroit, by jdurchen [Flickr]

    Next month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit promises to be greener than ever before. That's a recognition that more fuel-efficient and smaller cars are a permanent part of the U.S. automotive landscape, but it's also desperation to fill space in a show that's losing exhibitors. Padding out the new cars on display: Not only the return of last year's basement Eco Xperience ride-and-drive, but a main-floor area called "Electric Avenue" just for electric cars, of any variety. Our bet: You won't see a Tesla Roadster or a Chevrolet Volt anywhere near what will likely be a...

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