In the pickup truck world, one thing is certain: there’s the Ford F-150, standing head and shoulders above the rest in sales, marketing, and good old American heritage, and then there’s every other truck on the market. That’s the rule. Now let me introduce you to the diesel-chugging, earth-moving, miniature American…
Heavy-duty 2017 Chevrolet Silverado diesel trucks are getting a new air intake system, fed largely by this big badass hole in the hood. Too bad nobody will tell us if it actually adds any power.
Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days, and close famous streets to vehicular traffic—but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into…
Several years ago, Mazda had us all under the impression that a diesel version of the Mazda 6 would be on American streets by summer of 2013. It didn’t happen. But, even after delay upon delay for its U.S. diesel efforts, the automaker reportedly still wants to go through with the idea for two of its vehicles.
Bosch, the automotive supplier that played a crucial role in Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal, allegedly tipped German authorities off to a cheat software in the Fiat 500X diesel. The software, Reuters reports, uses a timer to sense when the test cycle is over, after which point it disables emissions features.
As Volkswagen’s diesel-cheating saga finally starts moving toward resolution after seven months, the automaker will offer to buy back some 500,000 TDI diesel cars and compensate owners. There are going to be a lot of folks with money to burn on another ride. If that includes you, here are some vehicles to consider if…
The fancy Mazda Prototype used to be the diesel-powered weirdo of the series now known as the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, but they had to drop the ability to raise VW owners’ eyebrows for a more conventional powerplant this year. What does the team think of the switch so far? It seems to be working!
We knew Volkswagen’s Dieselgate fix wasn’t going to be easy, and we’ve been concerned that the repair might affect fuel economy. Well, it appears that our fears might have been justified, as Automotive News Europe says the proposed software fix for 2.0-liter diesel Passats is causing an increase high fuel consumption.…
Police in Houston, Texas are looking for “about ten suspects” after this group used a Ford Super Duty to rip down the door of a local gun shop and then rob the place.
Highway 490 around Rochester, New York was absolutely inundated with snow this week with everything from buses to big rigs getting stuck and stopping plows. As we always love to see; some good samaritans went above and beyond their truck’s tow rating to get people going again.
Recently, I made a plea to SEMA builders to try and build some cars where the usual huge V8 engines are replaced by tiny, anemic little engines of two or three cylinders, just out of some deep-seated perversion. It looks like that idea has sort of already started, as this Plymouth Roadrunner with a 3-cylinder…
There three things you need to drive across a river like this; a diesel 4WD, a snorkel intake, and a heavy set of balls.
Diesel Brothers is the latest iteration of walking caricatures fed through a procedural reality-TV meat grinder. Think Fast N Loud with a little more Larry The Cable Guy. I’m ashamed to admit I enjoy watching it.
Today Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) went through its revised business plan for the near future. Basically, it’s dumping some small cars so they can build more Jeeps and trucks. But don’t worry, they’ve got some exciting ideas about keeping their average emissions down and fuel economy up.
Rally Champ and race-driving instructor Tim O’Neil set out to see if he could drift his dual rear-wheel Ford F-450 Power Stroke. Lucky for us, somebody was filming.
Mahindra’s goofy-but-fun-looking little SUV, the KUV100, was officially released today, and it’s especially notable because it’s the first Mahindra SUV that’s offered with a gasoline engine. That could become very, very important if New Delhi bans diesel, as is being considered.
Turns out Arnold Schwarzenegger had a vintage Mercedes once. It’s just not a cushy old W108 sedan, that’s all.