| Mar 28, 2014
Increases in gas and diesel fuel prices slowed in many parts of the country during the past week, a welcome respite from a steady climb in pump prices that began in early February. The national average for a gallon of......
| Apr 25, 2014
Let's get this out of the way: The Golf SportWagen you see here is an R-Line sport version with a diesel engine, manual transmission and all-wheel drive that's only a concept at the moment. It's an attention-grabbing debut sure to......
| May 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the tense days of this nation’s twin gas crises in the 1970s, one automaker dominated U.S. roads with diesel cars: Mercedes-Benz. The automaker says that between 1975 and 1985, a majority of its cars sold here were diesels, hitting a peak of 80%....
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Like the American kid who returns from study abroad with a German accent, Chevrolet's latest Cruze sedan will come with a decidedly European flair.
Starting in September, Chevy will offer the compact sedan with a diesel engine. It joins the two gas...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The 2013 Geneva Motor Show is set to start Tuesday, but Volkswagen is already having a good week.
The VW Golf was named European Car of the Year on Monday, gathering more than twice the votes than the second-place Subaru BRZ. Volvo's V40 was third. The...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 6:36 AM
Bankruptcy can be a good thing. GM’s bankruptcy filing in 2009 shook things up for Chevy, which had just introduced the Chevy Cruze to phase out the Chevy Cobalt. The Cobalt was a marginally sporty improvement over the Cavalier. It marked the...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 6:15 AM
This is not your grandfather's Jeep.
The 2014 diesel Grand Cherokee Summit points the brand in a very different direction than its beginnings as a bare-bones World War II gadabout. The same can be said for this new version's $57,000 price tag.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Buying a car was once a simple affair; all you needed to know was how many cylinders were under the hood. That's no longer true.
With the federal government demanding higher fuel economy from cars and trucks, automakers are deploying an ever-widening...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:45 AM
After months of waiting, members of Voters for Common Sense Growth, an organization opposed to the proposed rezoning of 91 acres in Maple Lawn to high-density residential, presented their case to the Howard County Council at a hearing earlier this week....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 6:40 AM
All the power and toughness of today's Grand Cherokee, now in a less-thirsty diesel formula.
That was the gist of the inaugural press conference for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, with Jeep opening the event Monday morning with the the unveiling of its...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Both diesel and gas engines covert fuel into energy through a series of small explosions or combustions in the piston cylinders.
In a gasoline engine, fuel is mixed with air, compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks from spark plugs. In a diesel...