Remember when the Mazda6 Diesel was announced at the LA Show last year and we all popped an oil burning boner for the zoom-zoom sedan's arrival in the US this fall? Yeah... It just got delayed until 2014. Damn. I wanted one for Christmas.
You know we're always ragging on modern-day Lancia for mostly being just rebadged Chryslers? That may end up being a good thing for us Americans next year, as it's possible the diesel version of the Lancia Thema — basically the Chrysler 300 — may hit our shores.
The diesel-powered Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Passat, Beetle and Audi A3 have been amongst the most popular diesel vehicles on the market (partially because they're most of the market), with dealerships reporting constant high demand -– TDIs are about 90 percent of sales in the case of the Jetta Sport Wagon.
Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen told the National Press Club yesterday "I understand why political leaders have fallen in love with hybrids and electrics... [But] it shouldn't be a monogamous relationship." Ironically, what's that next to him?
It's not often a design comes along and truly thinks outside of the box. What would you say to a GM developed, 4.5L V8 turbo diesel putting down 310 horsepower and 520 lb.ft. of torque in the footprint of a small block 350? What if we told you that same engine has common rail injection, a variable geometry turbo, no…