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One Part Golf, One Part Cargo Van

Editor Brandon Turkus tests a 2016 Volkswagen Golf TDI SportWagen while moving into his first home. It might not be a proper moving van, but it's definitely up to the task.

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GM powered the original Humvee, and now the company is chipping in to motivate its successor, with Oshkosh picking the Duramax diesel to power the new JLTV, or Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

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Future Of FCA On Display At Dealer Conference

FCA is showing off all sorts of future products right now at a dealer conference in Vegas, including a new Barracuda, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and Dodge Dart GLH.

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A Harris Poll conducted in May found that consumer interest in full-electric and electric-assisted vehicles hasn't changed in the past two years.

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Cadillac boss Johan de Nysschen says that diesel-fueled models are coming to the luxury brand's US lineup in the early 2020s. The four- and six-cylinder engines would arrive in Europe slightly earlier.

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Ford Wins Altair Enlighten Award For F-150

Custom Nissan Leaf caught on video in Japan. Shell's plans to dig for Arctic oil. The Ford F-150 has been acknowledged for its lightness. Heavy-duty diesel trucks continue to improve environmental performance.

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BMW is said to be preparing a 3.0-liter, inline six-cylinder diesel with four turbos for performance use. It could produce 400 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

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Nissan Leaf, GM, Ford All Have Tough Months

July green-car sales tumble almost 16 percent from a year earlier, as public waits for new hybrid, plug-in variants.

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Audi brings in a more frugal base version of the Q7 crossover in its home market that's cheaper to both buy and run thanks to increased fuel efficiency from its 3.0-liter TDI.

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Chevy has turned its special edition efforts from the full-size Silverado to the mid-size Colorado, offering a pair of unique trims for the LT and Z71 models.

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Official details are finally coming out about the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax. The pickup offers 181 hp and 369 lb-ft from its 2.8-liter engine. Prices are $3,730 over a comparable V6, but the diesels come with a load of standard tech.

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A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds diesels are much more economical to own over three to five years than gas models.

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EV Charging USA Announces Consulting Services

Local Motors plans to set up microfactories to print consumer EVs. A diesel-powered Audi A4 is expected in March. EV Charging USA helps networks grow.

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Delicious Candy, Dull Wrapper

A lovely V6 turbodiesel, smooth eight-speed automatic, and a cosseting suspension get wrapped in a conservative, pricey package with the 2015 VW Touareg TDI.

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After a 25-day journey, a Honda Civic Tourer wagon has set a Guinness World Record averaging 83.5 miles per gallon after driving 8,387 miles through all 24 contiguous countries of the European Union.

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Volkswagen and Wayne Gerdes have raised the bar for fuel economy by touring all 48 of the contiguous United States in a Golf TDI on just over 100 gallons of diesel.

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Renault has introduced its new flagship sedan, the Talisman. While it's not coming to the US, its footprint is remarkably similar to America's Nissan Maxima.

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CLP Motorsports' Superlite Coupe Is Pretty Cool, Too

CLP Motorsports puts NEXBTL renewable diesel – and Tanner Foust – in its Superlite Coupe for a 2,500-mile drive on one tank of fuel.

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Summer Gas Price Surge Isn't Happening, Yet

US green-car sales in June fall from a year earlier as Toyota, General Motors demand suffers.

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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Approves B10; Renault EV Awards

See the new Tesla Supercharger in thermal imaging. Nissan Leaf adds trim level in UK. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia says B10 biodiesel blend is OK for its cars. Renault honors EV dealers.

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Twisted specializes in taking the venerable Land Rover Defender and turning it into friendly on-road machines with more power, better brakes, improved handling, and an upgraded interior. The company is the focus of the latest video from Xcar.

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