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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 …

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 …

Top 5 Diesel TV Commercials

Top 5 Diesel TV Commercials

There’s no question that commercials, especially during heavily watched programs such as the Super Bowl and the Oscars, are influential in a driver’s car-purchasing decisions.  While most diesel drivers are happy with their purchases and will remain loyal to their fuel choice, and likely to support their favorite diesel manufacturer, …

VW To Debut New Clean Diesel Engine in 2014

VW To Debut New Clean Diesel Engine in 2014

Volkswagen announced it plans to introduce a new clean diesel engine starting next year.
The new engine, designed EA288, will make its debut in the 2015 Beetle, Golf, Jetta, and Passat in the second half of 2014.  It will eventually replace all current VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel engines.
The new 2.0-liter …

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 …

Volkswagen’s U.S. Diesel Strategy: An Interview with Doug Skorupski

Volkswagen’s U.S. Diesel Strategy: An Interview with Doug Skorupski

Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of interviews with executives at automakers that offer diesel-powered automobiles in the United States.
Volkswagen has offered diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. for decades and in the last few years it has offered TDI engines in more models than ever before. Now …

What Will The Diesel Driver’s Next Long-Term Test Car Be?

What Will The Diesel Driver’s Next Long-Term Test Car Be?

The Diesel Driver’s current two long-term test cars are the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec.  The BMW 335d left the fleet earlier this year.
In June, The Diesel Driver will add a third long-term car to the diesel-powered test fleet.   The new car will be from one of …

Your Favorite Articles in The Diesel Driver in 2011

Your Favorite Articles in The Diesel Driver in 2011

As the year draws to a close, here’s a look at the ten most popular articles in The Diesel Driver in 2011.  The rankings are based on reader popularity, shares via Facebook and other social media, and e-mail forwards.
The stories range from the first in-depth review of the new 2012 …

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Nine Month Review and Report

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Nine Month Review and Report

While we only picked up our long-term 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI back in February of this year, our relationship with the new built-for-America Jetta started in the summer of 2010, when The Diesel Driver was the only U.S. publication invited to drive the diesel Jetta at the press launch.
Designed specifically …

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

More and more buyers picked a diesel in the first half of 2011 and the reasons behind this are clear. Not only do diesels have better fuel economy but they are typically cleaner than the gasoline-powered equivalents and one doesn’t have those pesky (and expensive) batteries to worry about a …

What Will The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Test Car Be?

What Will The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Test Car Be?

The Diesel Driver’s two long-term test cars are the BMW 335d and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI
In August, The Diesel Driver will add a third long-term car to its diesel-powered test fleet.   Currently, four car manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, offer a total of 14 cars and SUVs in the …

Diesel Economics: U.S. Sales Double in 2010

Diesel Economics: U.S. Sales Double in 2010

An in-depth analysis of new car sales data by The Diesel Driver shows that monthly diesel sales doubled in 2010 and that buyers showed increasingly strong preference for diesel-powered cars compared to the gasoline-powered equivalent models.
The Diesel Driver analyzed 2010 new-car sales data provided by Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, …