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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.

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Japanese Automaker Touts Fuel Efficiency, Improving Reputation For Diesel Emphasis

Mazda says its CX-3 compact crossover will exclusively be diesel-powered in Japan.

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The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack can tackle almost any road. Unfortunately, it's not planned for sale in the US market. The new model debuted at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Alpina shows off its XD3 Bi-Turbo at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show – one of the fastest diesel SUVs in the world (if you're into that sort of thing).

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Citroen has freshened up its DS5 with a dose of Wild Rubis-inspired styling, showing off a new fascia and touched-up interior at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

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Important Numbers: 34-Mile EV Range, 0-62 Time of 6 Seconds

At the Geneva Motor Show, Audi reveals the diesel-electric Audi Q7 E-Tron Quattro plug-in hybrid, coming to market later this year.

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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.

These are the five best new car finance deals for the month of February, 2015.

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The mayor of Paris is supporting a possible ban on cars registered before 1997 from entering the city center. By 2020, that prohibition could roll forward to include vehicles from before 2011.

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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.

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Volvo, Audi Already Taking Plug-In Diesel Plunge

Adding electric motors to diesel engines may help cut air pollution, and that could save the technology in a now-critical Europe.

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France Looks to Improve Air Quality, Get Older Diesels Off Its Roads

The French government may give a 10,000-euro incentive to people who trade in old diesels for electric vehicles.

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Nissan Leaf Sales Fall, While Toyota Green Car Sales Little Changed

US green-car vehicle sales in January fell 8.6 percent from a year earlier, as Ford, General Motors falter.

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The European diesel backlash is continuing, as a member of the British government has come out against the popular fuel.

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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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