Tag Archives: Diesels
2015 Nissan Frontier

Spy Shots: Nissan Frontier pickup unmasked

Though it might not be making as much of a stir as a new diesel GMC Canyon or Toyota Hilux on its debut, the site of a nascent compact Nissan pickup will bring either delight or disdain to its small group of followers. The above brown pickup is what we will likely be seeing stateside […]

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Hyundai Genesis

Report: Hyundai to offer a diesel Genesis in the future

Hyundai has come quite a long way since appearing in the US years ago as a masochistic alternative to walking. Since their debut here, we’ve gotten some rougher pieces of work, but over the past five years, the company has produced cars that still wear the stigma of the Hyundai name, but offer performance, luxury, […]

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Trident Iceni

Trident Iceni: 1050 ft-lbs, diesel, available 2,000 mile range, $212K

Though Trident may be a little-known boutique UK car manufacturer, their latest offering is meant to compete with cars like the Jaguar XKR-S, but this seems like it’s aiming higher and might strike somewhere in the middle. Boasting a range of 2,000 miles on a single tank of biodiesel while returning 68 mpg at 70 […]

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2016 Chevrolet Cruze

Spy Shots: Yup, it’s the new Chevy Cruze

Destined to show up as a 2016 model, the car pictured above smacks a bit of Audi’s long and sometimes overpowering Single Frame grille, but we’ll get used to it. Given that Chevy is carrying out another diesel experiment in one of their US-market sedans, it’s not totally clear what the power picture may be, […]

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1979 Mercedes 300TD Truck

Randomly Spotted: Mercedes W123 pickup

On the internet…it’s a Mercedes 300TD converted in to a pickup truck, which includes a functioning tailgate. Don’t call it a Brat or an El Camino (though it borrows the bed from one), or even a Sport Luxury Utility Truck, this is a reliable method of hauling the bins to the dump and hosting the […]

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2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback interior

2014 NYIAS: We sniff the 2015 Audi A3 TDI Sportback

Due to what Audi calls an outpouring of enthusiasts’ support, the Ingolstadt-based marque will daylight the premium oil burning hatchback as a model year 2015 offering and will include Audi’s 150 horsepower 2 liter four cylinder mated to a 6 speed S Tronic automatic transmission. The new model will sit alongside the entry level A3 […]

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen revealed en route to New York

Though VW lightly uses the term “concept” here and there for its appearance at the New York Auto show next week, what you see here is essentially the replacement for the Jetta SportWagen. Using the Golf nomenclature, VW is offering an all new replacement fitted with either the 170 bhp 1.8 liter four cylinder gas […]

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Report: Audi will offer a self-driving car, R8 e-tron is still alive

At ¬†Audi’s annual press conference, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi board member for Technical Development,¬†mentioned that the new Q7 will be up for replacement later this year, that the new A8 would offer “piloted driving” (in other words, a self driving car for low speeds), and that a 2 liter diesel powered TT will be available in […]

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Report: Ford will offer a Focus ST Diesel

Will we get it? Probably not, but that’s not the point. As more automakers start shoveling diesels into their performance cars, the trend has started trickling over to the United States where, in some cases, quick diesels have already made their splash in cars like the BMW 335d. The new Focus ST diesel is said […]

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Report: Bentley’s SUV gets pricing and powertrain details ahead of Geneva

Though the auto business used to be pretty straightforward for years, new niches have been popping up left and right; one of the latest is the six-figure pricetag SUV segment. Many Range Rovers on the road today sit squarely within it, as to most well-optioned Porsche Cayennes. Bentley has let slip through a back door […]

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