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A brand new 1.6L diesel that goes on sale later aims to battle established leaders like the VW Golf and Jetta diesel and could win a few buyers who were considering hybrids. It'll need a highway fuel rating above 43 m.p.g. to beat the VWs, established lea. . .
I would have liked to sample the Diesel Cruze for a year to see if I could top the highway mpg score of my own Cruze, which was 50.2 mpg over 50 miles. The Cruze Diesel did the same 50 miles at 58.6 mpg and I didn’t even try like I had to with my Cruze Ec. . .
That’s the main advantage: a highway driving range of 400 to 800 miles on diesel, or one fill-up a day on long trips. Even in mixed city-highway driving, you’ll make fewer stops at the pump. The Diesel Technology Forum, an industry trade group, says di. . .
Cadillac is getting serious about efficient powertrains. The brand will launch four- and six-cylinder diesel engines, Cadillac chief engineer Dave Leone re-confirmed to us. The diesel engines are designed with the European market in mind, but according. . .
Panelists laud diesels for that superior fuel economy, as well as reliability, impressive low-end torque power and long-lasting durability. They foresee increased market share for light vehicles powered by diesel engines in the U.S. but they also speak. . .