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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 …

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has begun.  Seven automakers, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars and SUVs in the U.S.  The field has almost doubled, with 23 nominees compared to …

March of the Electric Cars

March of the Electric Cars

While hybrid vehicle sales have remained somewhat steady in the past two years, the number of battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles sold in the U.S. nearly doubled in 2013.
Figures released by the Electric Drive Transportation Association, an industry group, show that, while sales of hybrids increased 61% from 2011 to …

Everyone Uses Electricity – But Who Drives Electric Cars?

Everyone Uses Electricity – But Who Drives Electric Cars?

Electricity drives the world we live in – be it everyday appliances or computers, television, and phones.  More recently, it has extended its reach to automobiles.  While a majority of the American population may be using an electronic device at any given moment, plug-in vehicles represent less than 1% of …

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

More Diesels Still to Come as Automakers Add Models to Lineup
America’s love affair with the diesel is being rekindled, at least as far as sales figures go.  Sales of diesel-powered cars and SUVs were up 26% in 2012 and it looks as if that trend is continuing for 2013.  While …

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel – First Look and Review

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel – First Look and Review

The diesel market in the United States has been controlled by German automakers, namely Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, for the past decade or so.  Although the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is the first diesel auto to appear in the U.S. from one of the Big Three automakers, it has …

Report from Geneva: The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013

Report from Geneva: The 83rd Geneva International Motor Show 2013

The Geneva International Motor Show (Salon International de l’Auto) kicks off the automobile year 2013 in Europe as the first important international auto show for car manufacturers. This year, the show is once again facing the challenge of a balancing act between presenting powerful sports cars and environmentally friendly hybrid, …

GM Officially Joins Diesel Party, Launches 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 TD

GM Officially Joins Diesel Party, Launches 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 TD

CHICAGO — General Motors officially announced it would once again offer a diesel-powered automobile.  The 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 TD will debut in select markets this summer with a 2.0-liter turbo-diesel inline four that develops 148 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.  If that’s not enough, an overboost function allows …

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

New Models, New Engines, New Manufacturers for the New Year
With the start of 2013 only a few weeks away the discussion is already shifting to new cars for model year 2014 and more than a few automakers will be launching brand new diesel-powered offerings.
2012 was a good year for diesel, …

Biodiesel Report: What B20 Means to You and Your Warranty

Biodiesel Report: What B20 Means to You and Your Warranty

Five years ago, biodiesel was a form of fuel that the diesel enthusiast would convert his or her vehicle to use.  Since then, it has been forced into the mainstream through various government mandates and subsidies, in the form of blended fuels that are often the only option for drivers …