Showing posts in the category of Diesel

Jeep Renegade Launches in Brazil with 2.0L Diesel, Will the US Get it Too?


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The 2015 Jeep Renegade made its Latin American debut at the 2014 Sao Paulo Auto Show, with the small SUV to be produced in Brazil for local markets.

Skoda Extends AWD Availability to Octavia Sedan


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The Skoda Octavia sedan (technically a liftback as the automaker reminds us) is also available with four-wheel drive, as up until now only the estate offered this option.

Review of New Ford Mondeo Liftback Diesel on European Roads


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An all-new Mondeo was long overdue in Ford’s range, and while we already know what the model is like, we’re curious to see how it fares in Europe.

Tested here by Holger from Autogefühl (one of the first video reviews out there), the latest-gen Mondeo seems to fare extremely well, impressing the reviewer in every single area examined.

A Look Back at the Skoda Felicia at its 20th Anniversary


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For our readers based in central and eastern Europe, the Skoda Felicia needs no introduction. For others, though, it must be said that the Felicia was the first model completely developed by the Czech carmaker under the leadership of Volkswagen Group who had taken a 30 percent stake in Skoda in 1991.

Ford Kuga Gets New 180PS 2.0L Diesel, 182 PS 1.5L EcoBoost


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Ford has introduced new diesel and petrol engines on its Kuga SUV in Europe, with the most significant addition being the 2.0-liter TDCi unit producing 180PS (178hp).

Mazda6 Diesel Sets New 221km/h Avg. Speed Record at 24-Hour Run [w/Videos]


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While the US market has to wait another year for the Mazda6 diesel, in Europe the Japanese sedan is breaking speed records.

Land Rover May Build Diesel-Powered High-Performance Discovery Sport Variant


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Land Rover is reportedly considering a high-performance version of the new Discovery Sport to rival models like the Audi SQ5.

Land Rover Could Finally Bring A Diesel To The U.S.


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Jaguar has already announced its 2017 XE sedan would be available with a diesel engine for the U.S. market, so it comes as no surprise Land Rovers may get one here, too.

Next Skoda Superb Could Debut at Geneva 2015


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If you’re into big sedans that offer space and quality above all else, then you should get excited for the upcoming Skoda Superb.

Not only is it going to (hopefully) draw its styling inspiration from the stylish Vision C concept, but it will also be underpinned by the same version of the MQB platform as recently unveiled VW Passat.

245HP Porsche Macan Diesel to Arrive in the US in Late 2015


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With rivals like BMW and Audi already offering diesel-powered SUVs in the United States, Porsche is reportedly planning to bring the Macan S Diesel stateside about a year from now.

Review Finds New BMW X6 is Still Hater Friendly


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The BMW X6 is admittedly a car lots of people love to hate. Some disapprove of its lack of practicality, visibility and space, while others frown upon its neither coupe nor SUV styling, even though underneath it’s always been a competent driving machine.

Toyota Invents Sports Utility Cruiser Segment with 520PS Ponam-31 Boat [w/Video]


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Collaborations between automakers and boat manufacturers are not new, but for Toyota such a move would be pointless, since the Japanese company has been building boats since 1997.

New 240PS VW Passat 2.0 TDI Proves it Packs a Strong Punch


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Numbers are rarely impressive in mainstream cars these days, but extracting 240 PS (237 hp) from a two-liter diesel engine is.

It’s a real achievement in the sector, and when powering the new (lighter) VW Passat, it promises a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint time of 6.1 seconds; top speed is 240 km/h (239 149mph).

VW Pondering Golf GTD R Extra Hot and Spicy Diesel


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After reporting that VW had several hot R models on the way, Australia’s Motoring does one better and announces that there may even be a spiced up Golf GTD (pictured) variant in there somewhere…

Mercedes’ Indestructible W124 Turns 30 This Year


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Launched in November 1984, the Mercedes-Benz W124, the model that inaugurated the E-Class moniker in 1993, is nearing its 30th anniversary, a fact that many cars from this series appear to ignore.

The Wait for the All-New Ford Mondeo is Over [New Photos]


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While the fact that the new Ford Mondeo is a rebadged Fusion may detract somewhat from its originality factor, it’s not like the Europeans are getting an American car…

VW Details All-New Passat’s Engines and Equipment [115 Photos]


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Volkswagen has released new details and a huge photo gallery of the eighth generation Passat, which debuted at the Paris Auto Show last week.

New Dacia Duster Pick-Up Is Real, but Only for Fleet Use


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Following this summer’s spy photos, Dacia has officially unveiled the Duster Pick-Up in Romania together with local coachbuilder Romturingia, the company responsible for the assembly.

Chrysler to Double Production of Diesel-Powered Ram 1500 Pickup Truck


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US buyers have been warming up to diesel engines lately and Chrysler is seeing that in the strong demand for its diesel-powered light-duty Ram pickup trucks.

Peugeot Heats Up 308 with New GT, But is it Warm Enough? [88 Photos]


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Peugeot descended at the Paris Auto Show with the new 308 GT sports models available with both diesel and petrol engines in sedan and estate body styles.