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New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

Not terribly long ago, September marked the start of the new automotive model year. Manufacturers would show off their new models and new features and the previous year’s models would be discounted to clear space for everything new. While things have become more fluid as competition among manufacturers has increased, …

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Preview: 2013 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S.

Editor’s Note: A more up-to-date 2013 preview was published on September 1: New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report
As interest in diesels continues to grow, in the next 12-18 months several automobile manufacturers, including Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler (Jeep), and Porsche, will be joining the diesel party.  In the …

GM Prepares U.S. Market for its Diesels, Chevy Cruze to Debut First

GM Prepares U.S. Market for its Diesels, Chevy Cruze to Debut First

Come this fall, General Motors will become the first U.S. automaker to offer a clean diesel for sale here and the first U.S. automaker to offer any diesel passenger car in over two decades.
The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze won’t be Chevrolet’s first diesel-powered passenger sedan in the U.S. but the automaker …

GM Idles Chevrolet Volt Production

GM Idles Chevrolet Volt Production

General Motors announced it will idle its Chevrolet Volt assembly lines for five weeks due to lower than expected sales.
The move will impact roughly 1,300 workers at the company’s Hamtramck, Michigan, factory where the Volt is built.  They will be out of work starting on March 19.  The move comes …

Report: GM to Enter Diesel Market in U.S. with Chevrolet Cruze

Report: GM to Enter Diesel Market in U.S. with Chevrolet Cruze

Today, a new car buyer in the U.S. looking for a diesel can choose among models from Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.  That could soon change if General Motors starts to offer the Chevrolet Cruze, currently the most popular new car in the U.S., with a diesel engine.
The Associated Press …

2011 Chevrolet Volt Review – Test Drive

2011 Chevrolet Volt Review – Test Drive

What may be most remarkable about the new Chevrolet Volt is how unremarkable it actually is compared to a normal, gasoline-powered automobile.  Gone is the futuristic exterior of the original concept car;  the Volt now looks like an early twenty-first century four-door sedan.
Unlike hybrids, which command a large premium over …