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Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show returned to the Convention Center and many automakers took advantage of the post-Thanksgiving event to introduce multiple new vehicles that will be available with Apple CarPlay, Apple’s in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
Virtually every car manufacturer offers vehicles …

Why Electric Vehicles May Have the Edge When It Comes to Cost of Ownership and Operation

Why Electric Vehicles May Have the Edge When It Comes to Cost of Ownership and Operation

While electric vehicles still look expensive, when compared to more traditional petrol-powered vehicles, their prices have come down in recent years. But that’s only half the story: their total cost of ownership is significantly lower as is the cost to power the vehicle.
More affordable EVs have come onto the market …

Photo Essay: The American Cars of Cuba

Photo Essay: The American Cars of Cuba

One of the images of Cuba ingrained in my mind is the incredible scene of classic American cars from the 1950s that continue to ply Cuban streets. Indeed, a ride in a classic American car (many serve as taxis) is a rite of passage for visitors to Havana.
It is an …

Chevrolet to Offer Diesel Option in 2018 Equinox

Chevrolet to Offer Diesel Option in 2018 Equinox

Chevrolet announced details about the redesigned Equinox model, which will arrive for the 2018 model year.
The new Equinox will offer multiple powertrain options including a diesel. A nine-speed automatic transmission will be standard across the model range. The Equinox will feature an exterior design reminiscent of the GMC Acacia, a …

2016 Chevrolet Volt – Review and Road Test

2016 Chevrolet Volt – Review and Road Test

The original Volt reached showrooms at the end of 2010 as a 2011 model. Introduced not as a hybrid or plug-in hybrid, General Motors called it an “extended-range electric vehicle.” Most of the roughly 85,000 sold in the United States were sold in California. The current Volt, which began to …

The Future of Diesel in the United States: Has Volkswagen Finally Done What GM Couldn’t?

The Future of Diesel in the United States: Has Volkswagen Finally Done What GM Couldn’t?

It was 1981 in America, and diesel was in its heyday. Sales of diesel-powered automobiles that year reached 520,788 (out of roughly 6.5 million), and 60% of those came from General Motors. These included the General’s biggest sedans, the Cadillac Fleetwood and Sedan de Ville, the Buick Electra and LeSabre, …

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Six-Month Review and Report

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Six-Month Review and Report

If you’re an automotive journalist who regularly reviews cars, there’s nothing like 14 winter storms in your neck of the woods to stop you dead in your tracks.
Few automakers equip their cars with winter tires and no-season (our term for all-season) tires aren’t effective for driving following a significant snowfall.
In …

New York Auto Show Report – Day 1

New York Auto Show Report – Day 1

VW, Audi Show Off New Diesels, BMW X5 Goes Plug-In
NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers are showcasing dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously …

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Named 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Named 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year, according to the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine.  The Cruze is the only diesel-powered sedan offered by a U.S. automaker.
The Cruze Diesel received an impressive 59.3% of 11,030 votes cast by readers of The Diesel Driver.
The votes …

Chevrolet Chosen as 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year

Chevrolet Chosen as 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year

Chevrolet is the 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year, according to the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine. This is the first time that a U.S. automaker has captured the title.
Detroit-based Chevrolet, a unit of General Motors, received 45% of the 11,161 votes cast by readers of The Diesel …

5 More Great Diesel Commercials

5 More Great Diesel Commercials

Last month, we highlighted five of our favorite diesel commercials from the past decade.  Now that we’ve been drawn into the world of diesel commercials, however, a few more have caught our eye and we’d like to share some new and some old with you.
Diesel ads are especially enjoyable because …

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s Next Long-Term Car: the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s Next Long-Term Car: the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

NEW YORK—A Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the newest member of The Diesel Driver’s long-term fleet.  The Tungsten Metallic Cruze was delivered to Jonathan Spira, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, and Bas Alferow, the associate editor, at a Chevrolet dealership in New York on Monday.
Because the Cruze – with the exception of its …