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Diesel Mazda6 Won't Come to U.S. Until Next Year

2014 Mazda Mazda6 Mazda’s diesel Mazda6 sedan, which the company originally planned to introduce to the American market this year, won’t be coming to the U.S. until April 2014, according to Automotive News. When released, the car will be the first in the U.S. to feature Mazda’s Skyactiv-D diesel engine. In a statement quoted in USA Today, Mazda said “The on-sale date for Mazda6 Skyactiv-D clean-diesel has been moved to late-spring 2014, to accommodate final emissions testing and ... continue reading»

Tags: Mazda, Model News, Fuel Economy, diesel, Mazda6

GM Unveils 2015 Tahoe, Suburban and Yukon

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe General Motors pulled the wraps off of the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban as well as the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL yesterday. In a pair of press releases (one from Chevrolet and one from GMC), GM says the new large SUVs offer more refinement, capability and functionality than the models they replace. The new Yukon, Tahoe, Yukon XL and Suburban are all powered by a 5.3-liter V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015 GMC Yukon, 2015 GMC Yukon XL

2014 Mercedes-Benz Diesel E250 Rated at 45 MPG Highway

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Mercedes-Benz is giving some of its competitors a run for their money with the announcement of the new 2014 diesel E-Class’ fuel economy estimates. The EPA says the 2014 E250 Bluetec should get 28/45 mpg city/highway. All-wheel drive 4Matic models will get 27/42 mpg. The E250 Bluetec’s combined fuel economy estimate of 34 is better than what competing hybrids get, including Mercedes’ own E400 Hybrid, which gets 24/30/26 mpg city/highway/combined. The Infiniti ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Diesel engines, Mercedes Benz E250 Bluetec

Redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue Gains an Optional Third Row

2014 Nissan Rogue If you’re shopping for an affordable compact SUV with three rows of seats, the Dodge Journey is currently the only option in the class. However, that will change when the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue goes on sale in November. “For the first time Rogue offers optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, thanks to its improved interior packaging efficiency,” Nissan writes in a press release. “Among the many interior highlights are the exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility with its innovative EZ Flex ... continue reading»

Tags: Redesigns, Nissan Rogue, Model News, Pricing

Porsche 918 Spyder Sets New Production Car Record

The Porsche 918 Spyder not only had its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, but Porsche announced that the 887-horsepower hybrid car also clocked the fasted time ever for a production car on the famed Nürburgring. In a press release, Porsche says, “The Porsche 918 Spyder has conquered the 12.8-mile (20.6-kilometer) lap around the Nurburgring Nordschleife in less than seven minutes. Achieving a time of six minutes and 57 seconds, the super sports car ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Porsche 918 Spyder

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