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Toyota Not Battling Domestic Pickups for Full-Size Sales

Toyota Not Battling Domestic Pickups for Full-Size Sales

Toyota Motor Sales' president, Jim Lentz, announced the company will not be battling truck giants Chevy, Ford, and Dodge for full-size supremacy. Automotive News presented this information in line with Toyota's recently announced 0 percent financing, designed to move slow sellers like its new... read more

October 6, 2008 by  - 7
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S

VW Vindication: 2009 Jetta TDI Averages 58.8 MPG

Record-breaking couple John and Helen Taylor just added a new Guinness world fuel economy record to their impressive list of 36. Their new record is for average fuel economy... read more September 29, 2008 by  3

2006 International MXT, Chicago Auto Show

International Nixes Gargantuan CXT, MXT, and RXT Trucks

Pointing to "a combination of fuel prices and market forces as the reason for discontinuing" International's Desert-Storm-sized CXT, MXT, and RXT trucks for the consumer... read more September 29, 2008 by  7

2009 Dodge Avenger SE

Chrysler Introduces Dual-Clutch Trans in Dodge Avenger, Chrysler Sebring

In yet another announcement of a cool piece of technology NOT available in North America, Chrysler introduces the addition of its dual-clutch transmission to the Dodge... read more September 26, 2008 by  10

2009 Ford F-450 Harley Davidson

Ford F-450 Super Duty to Get Harley-Davidson, Cabela's Editions

Like a little bling with your tow rig? Ford extends its iconic Harley-Davidson Edition to the gargantuan F-450 Super Duty, "America's most capable work truck." So if twin... read more September 25, 2008 by  3

2009 Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC

'09 Benz BlueTEC Vehicles Get Big Tax Credits

Big news for Mercedes trio of BlueTEC diesels; Uncle Sam has graced the ML 320 BlueTEC, GL 320 BlueTEC, and R 320 BlueTEC with diesel consumer tax credits. Going on sale... read more September 19, 2008 by  3

Offshore Oil Rig

Volt Wins a Round in Congress: $5,000 So Far

As Nancy Pelosi will tell you, House Resolution 6899, the "offshore drilling bill," is one hotly contested piece of legislation. Bet you didn't know it also contains a... read more September 17, 2008 by  3

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

GM Next-Gen Duramax Diesel Boasts Engineering Tricks

GM's next-generation Duramax diesel is coming--and it boasts a host of new technology tweaks to help it deliver better gas mileage. The Duramax name is about the only thing... read more September 15, 2008 by  1

2008 Mazda Kiyora Concept

Mazda Goes Zoom-Zoomier with Diesel

Japanese automakers have begun to focus seriously on diesel--even though diesels aren't all that popular in Japan, where the fuel oil isn't discounted like it is by most... read more September 12, 2008 by  0

2008 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.6L Premium Side Exterior View

Audi Diesels in 4,800-Mile U.S. Enduro

From the folks who brought you the first Le Mans winner with a turbodiesel engine, Audi is introducing its first U.S.-sold diesels since the 1980s with a splashy 23-car... read more September 12, 2008 by  6

Mercedes BlueEfficiency four-cylinder diesel

Benz Shows Off New BlueEFFICIENCY Diesel

Making even its recent V-6, aluminum block diesel (E320 BlueTEC, ML 320 BlueTEC, GL320 BlueTEC, and R320 BlueTEC) a thing of the past, Mercedes-Benz is set to rattle the... read more September 12, 2008 by  1

2008 Volkswagen Touareg2

2008 Los Angeles Show: VW Touareg TDI

The 2008 Volkswagen Touareg diesel's a capable off-roader, and with its big V-10 diesel engine it pulls like a crack tractor. Now VW's planning a new diesel Touareg--this... read more September 10, 2008 by  0

2008 Volvo C30 DRIVe Concept

Volvo DRIVe to Make Efficient Splash at Paris

We Americans tend to measure how green a car is by miles per gallon; Europeans are all caught up on emissions. CO2, to be exact. And with minimal CO2 emissions being a... read more September 9, 2008 by  0

2008 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion Concept

VW Golf BlueMotion Concept Gets 62 mpg

Piggybacking the announcement of its Gen VI Golf (Rabbit here in the states), VW installed its 1.6-liter common-rail diesel into a version of that vehicle to achieve 74.3 mpg... read more September 9, 2008 by  13

2010 Volkswagen Rabbit

VW Shows Off Golf VI

Whew! We are breathless and almost misty-eyed after reading VW's release for its new Generation VI Golf (Rabbit in the U.S.). With claims like "this style icon defies all... read more September 8, 2008 by  1

2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man WRX Angular Rear Exterior View

New Subaru Diesel Bows in Paris

Cautious in its decision to go diesel in the U.S., Subaru is releasing its new 2.0-liter turbodiesel horizontally opposed (boxer) four-cylinder in the Euro-spec Forester and... read more September 8, 2008 by  0


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