London makes it very clear that they have chosen a 1.5 dCi EuroV diesel engine with a 6-speed manual as their new taxi standard. Tokyo and NYC are said to be getting the same Nissan NV200 taxi in a new 10 year contract. Although it is a fairly large size van that can carry five … Continue reading New Diesel Taxi for London, NYC, and Tokyo
A sad and somewhat funny story in MotoringFile by the MINI USA Product Manager Iâ€™ve been on a personal mission to get Diesels here in the US since 2007. Iâ€™ve owned oil burners myself (PowerStroke F-250, X5 35d) and love the purring clatter of a Diesel that letâ€™s everyone know that youâ€™re smarter than the … Continue reading Mini Diesel Coming to America?
Early this year I whined about the lack of an American model of the Jaguar Diesel It’s so fast, despite being fuel efficient, the police even have a model. Actually, the police model gets the smaller 40mpg engine but it still runs under 6 seconds to 60 Later in the year I complained about the … Continue reading Jaguar XF Diesel in America: Road Test
Volvo has announced the V60 is now for sale and is pushing new promotional videos like this one that emphasize safety and low long-term costs — visit fuel stations just once a month. Only 40 views so far: Peugeot also has announced a diesel-hybrid 508 RXH sports wagon (in brown, of course). Marketed in France … Continue reading Diesel-Hybrids Start Selling