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VW board member in charge of R&D also reportedly investigated

Porsche's head of powertrain development has been arrested by German police in the sweeping investigation of diesel emissions violations by parent company Volkswagen Group, sources told German media outlets.

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As expected, that's the current class leader

It's been more than a year since the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. While we've driven the gasoline-powered variants, news on the upcoming diesel model has been scarce. We know the truck's 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 will make 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, but the all-important fuel economy figures weren't revealed until today. The new engine will net the big truck 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city with a combined rating of 25 mpg.

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'Headwinds impacting the car industry' prompt change

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters.

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They'll pursue lower emissions and more automation

Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH said on Thursday they have agreed to form a strategic tie-up to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.

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Full debut promised for 2019

Another piece of the fullsize Chevy truck puzzle is slowly being revealed. The Bowtie brand plans to officially unveil the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD sometime next year, and though that's all very vague, pickup fans do at least have one teaser to obsess over. Chevy hints at "bolder, larger proportions" for the 2020 Silverado HD, and from the looks of the teaser, that may be an understatement.

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A hollow bowtie borrowed from the Camaro ZL1 to improve air flow

When the mighty new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD trucks were revealed last month at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, they featured an overlooked design feature borrowed from the Camaro of all vehicles: the "Flowtie."

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Aerial photos show thousands of Dieselgate cars sitting in lots

Volkswagen has taken parking lots to a whole new level in the United States and will not be emptying them soon. Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through mid-February, a recent court filing shows. The German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months.

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Sales incentives added to keep diesel demand, value from collapsing

Volkswagen will buy back new diesel cars if German cities ban them, it said on Thursday, seeking to reassure potential buyers and stem a plunge in sales of diesel vehicles.

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With no Europe settlement, emissions scandal could cost billions more

Lawyers for more than 50,000 British car owners kicked off a lawsuit against Volkswagen in London's High Court on Tuesday in a battle for compensation over a diesel emissions scandal that has engulfed Europe's largest carmaker since 2015.

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Munich headquarters and engine plant in Steyr, Austria, searched

BMW's headquarters were raided on Tuesday by German prosecutors investigating the suspected use of illegal emissions control software capable of manipulating exhaust levels.

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It can also be built into a Mack garbage truck

Lego has done it again: It has created yet another awesome automotive model kit that's calling out to our wallets. In this case, it's a Lego Technic kit of the Mack Anthem semi-truck. It's a particularly realistic-looking model, capturing the real truck's blocky exterior to a T, especially the bold vertical chrome bars in the grille. The tiny Mack bulldog hood ornament is a great touch, too. The interior is fully detailed, with seats and the horizontally oriented steering wheel.

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Ford says the diesel is the only one in the segment

Connect the Connect.

Quick Spin

We test the Terrain SLT Diesel trim.

It's so much better than before ... too bad about the shifter.

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From South Korea to North America, new Santa Fe has a lot to offer.

New look, new tech, new transmission.

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Diesel versions of the Cayenne and possibly Macan will come to Europe

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Bad day for automakers and owners, 'great day for clean air in Germany'

Bad day for automakers and owners, 'great day for clean air in Germany'

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Here's how Volvo's near future is expected to roll out

From 2019, Volvo won't develop new internal combustion engines.

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Jetta owner had sought $725,000

Jetta owner had sought $725,000

Automaker's attempt to delay U.S. diesel emissions trials rejected

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Could a diesel Ranger Wildtrak come to America?

The compact diesel truck market is about to expand.

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