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Overseas HiLux, Land Cruiser Get New Mill

Toyota touts its new turbodiesel engines, which cuts weight, fuel use and emissions.

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AAA Says Most Drivers Get Better Numbers Than Sticker Ratings

One in three drivers don't trust the fuel-economy numbers printed on window stickers of new cars are accurate. Those drivers have good reason to be skeptical.

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Land Rover will reportedly be charging a $1,500 premium for its 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel V6 in the 2016 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed a law making rolling coal illegal in the state. The bill was introduced less than a year ago after a pickup belched soot on a State Assemblyman's Nissan Leaf.

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The new Land Rover Discovery Sport is now being offered (in certain markets) with the frugal new Ingenium diesel engine, available in two states of tune.

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German automaker Audi created a few gallons of synthetic fuel from water and carbon dioxide this month, with plans for more on the way.

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PEMS Testing Shows Higher-Than-Allowed NOx Emissions

A study analyzing real-world diesel vehicle emissions finds that NOx levels from modern engines far exceed the mandated limits. However, the carbon monoxide and total carbon hydrogen numbers are where they should be.

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Over 1,357 Mostly Highway, Miles, We Get 42 MPG

Over 1,300 miles in a diesel-powereed Chevy Cruze between Michigan and West Virginia, our columnist find a deeper appreciation for oil burners.

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Volkswagen enlists the Three Golden Sisters - a trio of New York grandmothers - to help dispel erroneous ideas about diesel engine in four new 30-second commercials, with help from Tanner Foust and Tuna the Dastardly Dog.

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Fuel Cell-Diesel Parity Could Happen in 7-15 Years

Toyota executive says the company could bring the cost of a fuel-cell vehicle to about what a diesel vehicle costs in the next 7-15 years.

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Jeep will be adding the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 and ZF eight-speed automatic to the next-generation Wrangler, an inside source confirmed to Autoblog.

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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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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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Critical Look At Diesel Engines Could Benefit Hybrids

Ford doesn't expect the Mondeo Hybrid to be a huge sales success in Europe. However, with governments there backing away from supporting diesel fuel, the sedan offers a hedge against future changes in the market.

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

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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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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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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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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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