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This Ram 3500 In A Whataburger Parking Lot Is The Most ‘Texas’ Truck I’ve Ever Seen

This past weekend, I drove from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where I spotted the most “Texas” truck I’ve ever laid eyes upon. Sitting in the parking lot of the most Texas fast-food joint I know of, Whataburger, was a red Ram 3500 diesel armored with what I assume are standard automobile…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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America’s First-Ever Diesel Jeep Wrangler Is The Torquey Off-Road Beast You Prayed It Would Be

For decades, diehard Jeep CJ and Wrangler fans in the U.S. have prayed for the low-end torque and high(er) fuel economy of a diesel engine, and for decades they have been denied. That is, until now; the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel ends the drought by bringing absurd off-road capability and the best fuel efficiency…Read more… […]

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America’s First-Ever Diesel Jeep Wrangler Is The Torquey Off-Road Beast You Prayed It Would Be

For decades, diehard Jeep CJ and Wrangler fans in the U.S. have prayed for the low-end torque and high(er) fuel economy of a diesel engine, and for decades they have been denied. That is, until now; the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel ends the drought by bringing absurd off-road capability and the best fuel efficiency…Read more… […]

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Diesels Emit More Toxic Gases During Heat Waves; Good Thing There Won’t Be Way More Of Those!

Earth is getting hotter, which is bad news for a lot of reasons. One new reason hotter temperatures are bad news: diesel engines spew far more toxic particles when the temperature rises about 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), according to a new study by The Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) initiative, and many times…Read more… Continue […]

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A Teenage Kansas Farmer Built This Diesel Off-Road Corvette And It’s A Stroke Of Genius

When the C8 Corvette debuted last month, I bet most of us were deeply disappointed that its 490 horsepower V8 engine was not a much, much less powerful, heavier, less-refined diesel motor. But there’s good news, because a compression-ignition Corvette does exist, though it wasn’t built by GM, but instead by a teenage…Read more… Continue […]

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The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is a Torquier Version Of An Already Great Truck

Ram started the half-ton diesel craze back in 2013 when it announced the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Since then, the brand lost ground to legal issues related to emissions and stiff competition from Ford and Chevy. But now Ram is back in the game with a new diesel engine for its latest “DT” generation truck, and […]

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The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s $36,890 Starting Price Undercuts Chevy And Ford

The EcoDiesel is back in the Ram 1500 for 2020, after some, uh, regulatory issues meant that the launch of the fifth-generation Ram pickup in 2019 featured only gasoline engines. Now we know how much it’ll cost: $36,890 for the base model, or the lowest among the Big Three’s full-size pickups. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Nissan Titan XD Cummins Diesel Was A Flop

The 2020 Nissan Titan half-ton and Nissan 2020 Nissan Titan XD “half-ton-and-a-half” pickups will get redesigned this year. But the Cummins diesel engine that the new XD version made headlines with is being taken off the board after just a few model years.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 39 MPG Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Was in Fact a Hard Sell and Is Now Dead

“The 39 MPG 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel Seems Like A Hard Sell,” I wrote after Chevy’s mid-size crossover’s fuel economy numbers dropped in August of 2017. The vehicle would flop, I suspected, and now, about two years later, GM is giving up selling the thing due to “low demand.” You don’t say? Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM Delays Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 3.0-Liter Duramax Diesel, Cancels 2019 Orders

General Motors has been forced to cancel orders and delay the new 3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine for its full-size Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks, which were originally scheduled to be available early this year, due to emissions testing for the engine taking longer than anticipated.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The 2019 Chevy Silverado’s New Diesel Has More Power Than Ford

One of the 2019 Chevy Silverado’s most enticing options is without a doubt its new inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter Duramax turbo diesel engine. Chevrolet hasn’t released official specs yet, but a credible document we’ve seen establishes that this engine will make a factory-claimed 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Surprising New VW Touareg V8 TDI Is Volkswagen’s Last V8 Diesel

This year’s Geneva Motor Show was pretty much all about hybrid and electric cars, which is why it was surprising that Volkswagen showed up with a giant Touareg with a diesel V8, and called it the last V8 diesel they’d likely ever produce.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Toyota Teases a Diesel Option For 4Runner

During Toyota’s launch event for the new 4Runner Thursday ahead of the Chicago Auto Show, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division at Toyota Motor North America Jack Hollis, said in passing “every 4Runner is fitted with a new instrument panel.” He completely glossed over the extremely important…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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