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More Diesels Coming Stateside to Help Meet CAFE Standards

As automakers search for new ways to meet the government’s 54.5 mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard by 2025, diesel engines are becoming more common. While once only found under the hood of heavy duty pickups and the occasional German car, diesel engine’s high torque output and great fuel economy make them viable options for many manufacturers looking to boost their CAFE. Several automakers are planning to add diesel engines to their engine repertoires in the ... continue reading»

Tags: Model News, Fuel Economy, CAFE, diesel

Diesel Engines Becoming Increasingly Popular in the U.S.

Vehicles equipped with diesel engines are becoming more popular as American consumers are looking for more fuel-efficient vehicles, and maybe aren’t thrilled with the prospect of buying an electric or hybrid car. Diesel engines are about 30 to 35 percent more fuel-efficient than a similar-sized gasoline engine, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. They also produce a lot more torque than gas engines, making them feel faster and more powerful. “Surveys show the proportion of American car shoppers willing ... continue reading»

Tags: Features, BMW 3 Series, Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet Cruze, Mazda, Volkswagen Jetta TDI, Diesel engines, diesel

Chrysler Group Confirms Diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee

Earlier this year, rumors circulated that the Jeep Grand Cherokee would be available with a diesel engine. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Chrysler Group LLC and FIAT, confirmed those rumors to Automotive News, and said that a diesel Grand Cherokee will be available in 2013. Car and Driver says that potentially, additional European Chryslers with diesel engines will be sold in the United States. “As such, we think it’ll be offered in the Chrysler 300 here, and perhaps its Dodge ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler, FIAT, CAFE, Ram 1500, diesel

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