Few details yet, but 2.2-liter turbodiesel will arrive by second half of 2017. The new Mazda CX-5 will add a diesel engine in the U.S. by the second half of next year, the automaker confirmed today. Though Mazda already sells diesels in Europe, the debut of diesel Mazdas in the U.S. had long been delayed. This will be the company’s first ever diesel in this market. There are few details on the new engine so far, but Mazda says it will be the company’s Skyactiv-D 2.2-liter turbodiesel inline-four. In Europe, that engine is rated for 147 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and 280 pound-feet of torque (380 Newton-meters) in the outgoing CX-5. The company says the engine has two new technologies, dubbed Natural Sound Smoother and Natural Sound Frequency Control, to help quell the classic clatter and knocking of diesel engines.Mazda announced plans for diesel-powered CX-5 and 6 models as far back as 2013 but repeatedly delayed that introduction. The company said the … [Read more...] about New Mazda CX-5 to finally get diesel engine in the U.S.
The World Car Awards also announced the finalists for its other categories, including luxury, performance, green, urban, and design. The organizers of the World Car of the Year are now announcing the finalists for the international award and its various sub-categories. We’ll find out the winners on April 13 at the New York Auto Show. With six out of the ten finalists, Volkswagen Group has a stranglehold on the main category for 2017 World Car of the Year. The vehicles that could take home the trophy are: Audi A5 / S5 Coupé Audi Q2 Audi Q5 Fiat/Abarth 124 Spyder Honda Civic Jaguar F-Pace Mazda CX-9 Skoda Kodiaq Toyota C-HR Volkswagen Tiguan VW Group only has a single entry on the list of five finalists for World Luxury Car, though. European brands dominate the list that consists of: Bentley Bentayga BMW 5 Series Genesis G90 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Volvo S90 / V90 European marques are equally dominant among the finalists for the 2017 World Performance … [Read more...] about VW Group dominates finalist list for 2017 World Car of the Year
The battery pack has enough juice for 62 miles (100 kilometers) between charges. Daimler Trucks, world’s biggest truck manufacturer, took the wraps off the Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter about year ago before kicking off production for the European market this year in July at the Tramagal plant in Portugal. Now, the first fully electric light-duty truck to enter (small) series production has arrived in the United States where UPS has taken delivery of the very first one, with two more zero-emissions trucks to follow. An additional five will be handed over to four non-profit organizations based in New York, thus bringing the grand total to eight. You might also like: Cummins Beats Tesla By Unveiling First Electric Truck UPS hasn’t actually bought the electric trucks outright as the trio of Fuso eCanters is on a lease. The decision was taken not just because of financial concerns, but also due to the reason technology is expected to evolve within the next … [Read more...] about UPS Takes Delivery Of First Fuso eCanter Electric Truck In U.S.
BMW donated a further $100,000. It was only last month when German pro golfer Marcel Siem managed to win a brand new Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo worth at least $154,000 after a hole-in-one and now Australian Jason Day has received the keys to a BMW M760i xDrive after a similar performance. The 29-year-old golfer and former world number one aced the 17th hole on his second round at the 2017 BMW Championship to win the performance fullsize luxury sedan, which carries a starting price of $156,700 MSRP in the United States. You might also like: 2017 BMW M760i Review: The fast and the luxurious Rallye Green M760Li Is A BMW Individual Tour De Force The Lexus-sponsored golfer – currently #6 in the world rankings - won’t actually be driving the car at all as the M760i has promptly been donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation, which is responsible for funding college scholarships for caddies. “I’m going to donate that car to help another … [Read more...] about Golfer Does Hole-In-One To Win BMW M760i; Donates It To Charity
Customer deliveries will begin early next year. Just when it’s preparing for a North American debut, the all-new Volvo XC40 is entering its production phase. The small crossover will be manufactured at the Swedish company’s Ghent plant in Belgium with the first customer-bound examples already rolling off the assembly lines. With more than 13,000 orders already received, Volvo will be busy producing enough examples of the XC40 to in the next couple of months. The first customer cars will be delivered to their new owners early next year, according to Volvo. XC40 now with three cylinder: Volvo XC40 Gets The Company's First-Ever Three-Cylinder Engine “This is a proud day for Ghent, the company and all our employees here. The XC40 represents a bright future for Ghent and for Volvo Cars,” Volvo Cars chief executive and president Hakan Samuelsson comments.The XC40 is Volvo’s first car based on the new CMA platform, developed in … [Read more...] about 2018 Volvo XC40 Production Kicks Off In Belgium