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Diesel deathwatch: No one wants diesels in Germany, either
Diesel deathwatch: No one wants diesels in Germany, either

Germans have had a long, lusty love affair with diesels. While motorists in some parts of the world have largely ignored diesel vehicles (looking at you, America), in Germany, consumers have snapped them up as quickly as homegrown companies like BMW and Mercedes-Benz could turn them out. But not...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel hits 52 mpg: will anyone buy it?

Here's the good news: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a new version of the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze earns an estimated 52 mpg on the highway. Chevy notes that that's the best fuel economy Americans can buy without shelling out for a hybrid or electric car. And now, the bad news: The...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles

Last week, news broke that Volkswagen had submitted plans to repair most of its illegally engineered diesels in Europe. Now, reports have emerged that indicate the automaker will begin those repairs on its home turf. Germany's Die Welt says that around 2.5 million vehicles from model years 2009 to...Read More»

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Own A VW Diesel? You May Get Gift Cards Through the 'TDI Goodwill Program'!

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal grows more trainwreck-y with every passing day. The company's financial problems are mounting, and may mount much, much further. And so, Volkswagen appears to have come up with a plan to stanch the loss of money and customers -- a plan straight out of the Oprah...Read More»

2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
New Audi, Porsche, VW Stop-Sale Includes More Diesel Models Than The EPA Red-Flagged

Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency accused Volkswagen of installing emissions-test-cheating software on a new range of vehicles from VW, Audi, and Porsche. Those brands have now pulled suspect vehicles from showrooms until additional testing sheds light on the allegations. But...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Is Your Car Affected By The Volkswagen Diesel Scandal? Check Your VIN

We're one month into the Dieselgate fiasco, and there's no relief in sight for Volkswagen owners. In fact, as more of the automaker's offices are raided and plundered by investigators, we wouldn't be surprised to see new and unpleasant revelations come to light. Among those bombshells could be an...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf
Volkswagen Shifts Gears, Vows To Focus More Attention On Electric Cars

When you think of eco-friendly car companies, you may not immediately think of Volkswagen. But that could change if policies proposed by the new Volkswagen Brand Board of Management come to fruition. QUESTIONABLE HISTORY Volkswagen's less-than-green image isn't just because of the ongoing...Read More»

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video
So, How Much Is The Diesel Disaster Going To Cost Volkswagen? We're Guessing $25 Billion+

Volkswagen's slowly unfolding diesel emissions scandal is many things to many people: To the public, it's a page-turning whodunnit of deception. To regulators, it's a wake-up call and a kick in the pants. To lawyers, it's a guaranteed source of future income. To the Environmental Protection Agency...Read More»

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Hitting Dealerships Soon
BREAKING: Volkswagen Will Recall All 11 Million Diesel Cars With Emissions-Cheating Software

This morning, Reuters reports that Volkswagen plans to issue a worldwide recall for all 11 million diesel vehicles equipped with software designed to cheat on emissions tests. That in itself isn't too surprising. For a problem this big, a deception this egregious, VW would be expected to repair the...Read More»

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video
Volkswagen Sums Up Diesel Situation, Admits Guilt On Info Site

After a week of being in the headlines deceiving the federal government and the public over its TDI "clean diesel" vehicles, Volkswagen has rolled out a new consumer-facing website that aims to answer some common questions and do some damage control in the wake of the widening scandal. Although if...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Volkswagen's Very Bad Week: The News 'Til Now

To say that this has been a bad week for Volkswagen would be like saying that John Boehner's resignation this morning was a little surprising, or that Kim Kardashian likes a bit of attention now and then. What began last Friday as a handful of accusations from the Environmental Protection Agency...Read More»

Red pill or blue pill? (from The Matrix)
NHTSA: We Don't Even Know What's Real Anymore

The "dieselgate" scandal at Volkswagen continues to widen, and based on what we've seen at other companies in crisis, things are going to get a whole lot worse for VW before they get better. Things could also get worse at other car companies. In the classic tradition of one cheater ruining things...Read More»

Audi of America stormed Capitol Hill over the weekend and staged a 'TDI Party'
Is The Diesel Dead?

The U.S. can be confusing to Europeans. They don't understand our versions of football or coffee, and please don't get them started on our waistlines. (After an eye-opening trip to a certain big-box store, a French visitor once said to me, "Yes, of course we have fat people, but they do not go...Read More»

2015 BMW 7-Series
The Car Connection's Best Diesels To Buy 2015

If you have long-distance commuting needs, tend to do a lot of highway trips, or have towing needs, chances are a diesel vehicle would be a very good fit for your household. And after a dearth of diesels earlier this decade, there are now at last plenty of choices on the market—especially if...Read More»

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport
Five Questions: U.S. Jaguar Land Rover CEO On Diesels, Brand, And Growth

Jaguar and Land Rover are together poised for quite the growth spurt. Both brands have been closely entwined since 2008, when they were sold by Ford Motor Co. to India’s Tata Motors, and given the opportunity to broaden their future portfolios with some significant investment in product...Read More»

BMW Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid
Study: Consumers Very Interested In Electric Cars & Hybrids. Diesels, Not So Much

Last week, we told you about a new study commissioned by Audi, which proves that consumers want to see more diesel vehicles in U.S. showrooms. That struck us as awfully convenient, since Audi has been trying for years to persuade Americans that diesels provide the improved fuel economy and reduced...Read More»

Ford F-150 EcoBoost Baja 1000 truck
Turbos & Diesels: Like 'Em Or Loathe 'Em, They're Becoming The Norm

By most accounts, the conventional gasoline engine's days are numbered. Long before electric cars become commonplace, automakers expect to wean themselves off gas-powered powerplants, replacing them with fuel-efficient alternatives. On Monday, Ford's Joe Bakaj told Detroit News that the time is...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
U.S. Diesel Models Surge In 2013, But Will Their Pricing Make The Cut?

In the U.S., the Toyota Prius is the undeniable champ among hybrids. It’s become an icon for the green-car movement, as well as a car that makes a lot of sense for those who stick mostly to city stop-and-go commuting and want to minimize their use of fossil fuels. But for those who commute...Read More»

2011 Audi A3
Best Used Diesel 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

Diesel vehicles have always had their fans; but in recent years, new-generation clean-diesel models have elevated the technology above that crowd. For the most part, the overbearing diesel clatter is gone; so is the exhaust soot and odor. And diesels simply make a good sense for Americans, who...Read More»

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