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Feeling The Change Is Easier Than Spotting It

You'll have to look closely to tell the difference, but the Volkswagen Jetta has received a raft of improvements for 2015, and nowhere is that clearer than with the TDI diesel model.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Porsche may be getting rid of the V8 diesel option for the Cayenne SUV because upgrading to comply with European emissions standards is pricey.

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Ford Sets Up R&D In Palo Alto; Additional Fisker Bankruptcy Fees Denies

BMW is testing AdBlue pumps for diesel cars in Germany. Ex-Tesla employees start Tesla taxi service in Cincinnati. Ford's new Palo Alto R&D center is one of the industry's largest. Law firms denied Fisker bankruptcy fee enhancement.

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The Ford Focus ST Diesel promises hot hatch performance with better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions to European customers. But does it? Ford has staged a skewed, one-lap battle around the Castle Combe Circuit with the diesel- and gasoline-fueled versions of the ST to find out.

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The newly unveiled Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE model brings the fullsize pickup closer than ever to 30 miles per gallon fuel economy. Thanks to the right mix of aerodynamics-improving measures, the model boosts the mileage of the standard diesel version to 29 mpg highway, 21 mpg city and 24 mpg combined. Its 3.0-liter diesel V6 still makes 240 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque and routes through the brand's eight-speed automatic gearbox.

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The Bentley Bentayga SUV will add plug-in hybrid and diesel variants in 2017, a year after the W12-powered model launches around the world.

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Cadillac will add a small sedan and a compact crossover to its lineup in the next several years as part of an ambitious product blitz that will remake its lineup.

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We Ask If Korea's Unibody Pickup Concept Has A Chance To Find Showrooms

Hyundai's HCD-15 Santa Cruz concept confirmed that the company is keeping an eye on America's pickup market. But how likely is the Korean automaker to get into the game?

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The 2016 Audi Q7 made its global debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, riding atop the Volkswagen Group's MLB platform, which has helped trim 700 pounds of fat.

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Hyundai has introduced the HCD-15 Santa Cruz at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, signaling the brand's desire to enter America's fierce truck market.

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Almost all Jaguar Land Rover vehicles will get optional diesel engines in the next three years as part of the company's plans to increase fuel efficiency across its lineup.

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Full Titan Range Will Offer Multiple Engine, Cab, Bed Configurations

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD has arrived at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, packing a 5.0-liter Cummins turbodiesel V8 with 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. That means when properly equipped, the Titan XD can tow up to 12,000 pounds. Read all about it, here.

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Land Rover has announced that one of its critically acclaimed diesel engines will be arriving in the US market, and will be offered on the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

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There could be some big changes in store for the next-gen BMW 5 Series, as it gets a lighter platform made of high-strenght steel, aluminum and carbon fiber.

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Annual Green Car Sales Drop 6.5 Percent Compared To 2013

US green-car sales in 2014 fell 6.5 percent from a year earlier as gas prices plunge. December green-car sales fall 7.8 percent.

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From drag races to roominess comparison, the Mazda3 came out ahead of the Audi A3 and BMW 1-Series in a diesel-hatchback comparison.

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Just Your Typical $73,000, 328-Horsepower, Stick-Shift Automobile

Since I started writing about and reviewing cars in 2006, I've done an uneven job of tracking every vehicle I've been in, each year. Last year I made a resolution to be better about it, and the result is a spreadsheet with model names, dates, notes and some basic facts and figures.

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The Detroit Auto Show is going to be quite an event for pickup fans thanks to introductions of the new Toyota Tacoma and at least the rumor about the future F-150 Raptor. In addition to them, Nissan will finally unveil its next-gen Titan after months of teasing and spied glimpses.

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