The Audi Prologue Avant Concept morphs the earlier coupe prototype into an elegant wagon at the Geneva Motor Show. Its shape reportedly signals the future shape of five-door Audis, and the model features a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain.
Audi reveals the secrets of its Prologue Avant concept, the wagonized version of the stunning Prologue coupe. This one is a plug-in diesel hybrid, using the system from the Q7: a 353-hp, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 and a 100-kW electric motor, for a total of 455 hp.
The 2015 VW Golf SportWagen gets a little bigger on the outside but sheds weight and offers new standard features. Prices start at $21,395* for the base model with the 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and five-speed manual or $24,595 for the least expensive TDI model.
At the Geneva Motor Show this year, Volkswagen will introduce one of its most enticing takes on the Golf yet: a Variant/SportWagon with the go-fast components from its GTD diesel hot hatch. Shame we're never likely to see it here.
A newly released study finds that the emissions from post-2007, EPA-compliant diesel engines do not show risks of causing lung cancer in lab rats. The animals were exposed to the exhaust for 80 hours a week for up to 30 months. Previous studies have shown much more adverse effects from older diesels.
Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen says that the company's compact luxury crossover is at least four years away from hitting the market. After better establishing itself in the US, he also wants Cadillac to start appealing to Europe with some diesel models.