The 2016 Audi Q7 TDI. Image courtesy of Audi Press UK.

The New Audi Q7 TDI: 0-62 in 7.3 Seconds AND 40 MPG

From Audi Press UK and Newspress, Audi's Q7 turbodiesel people mover just got "real". Despite its even more intensive focus on efficiency the new entry point to the Q7 range isn’t short-changed on performance. The EU6-compliant unit’s  218PS peak output, available from 3,250rpm through to 4,750rpm, and the 500Nm torque maximum...

2015 Ram EcoDiesel at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Cars to See at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show: 2015 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel

Here are some words that you may not realize can go in the same sentence: light duty crew cab pickup truck, 28 mpg, 9,200 pounds max towing, luxury, RAM, 420 lb./ft. of torque, stop-start fuel management, automatic load leveling system. [caption id="attachment_26387" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image by Hybrid and Electric Car News[/caption] If...

A Tale of Two VW Golf SportWagens

The 2015 VW Golf SportWagen is not a head-turner.  It is not fast.  It does not thrill the ladies, or the men for that matter. But, if you are an adult with a family, it is one of the greatest cars ever. It's practical.  It's German, so go figure. It's roomy, perfect for...

Coming To America: the 2015 Porsche Macan Diesel

"We are now busy with the development and the engineering," Andre Oosthuizen, Porsche's North American marketing VP, told Automotive News. "I can confirm that V6 diesel offering with about 245 horsepower." And with that, those on the waiting list for the European version of this car are cursing under their breaths.  Or...

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: Not Bad, Wait and Buy it in 2015

A question: would you pay $28,000+ for a 2014 Volkswagen Beetle?  With a turbo-diesel engine?  A super-premium stereo? Navigation? Any takers? In terms of value, tricking out a 2014 VW Beetle to it's fullest with a powerful diesel engine, isn't a great value.  In 2014. If you want a great car at a great...

Introducing the 2015 Volvo XC90

New Cars for 2015: The New Volvo XC90

This is an excerpt from the first automotive column at Examiner.com written by Sebastian James, publisher of Hybrid and Electric Car News. Be sure to click through to finish, and subscribe to his posts. The 2015 XC90: Volvo Goes All-in on Strong Lines and High Technology “This is one of the most...

Diesel Car Review: 2014 VW Touareg TDI

The VW Touareg is the one SUV that people can't readily say or spell.  Is it Toor-egg?  Or Toir-egg?  Tom-a-to?  Or Tom-ah-to? Who cares about spelling?  We care about giddy-up and value. As you should already know, one man's Touareg is another woman's Cayenne.  And they're both close cousins to the Audi...

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