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Renault Kangoo Maxi EDC arrives from $29,990

The Renault Kangoo Maxi van lineup has been bolstered by the addition of a dual-clutch transmission, with the self-shifting diesel now available from $29,990 plus on-road costs...

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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross diesel not on the radar for Australia
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross diesel not on the radar for Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Australia says a diesel powertrain is unlikely to feature in the new Eclipse Cross SUV. Speaking to media in Melbourne, James Tol, head of product planning for Mitsubishi Australia, said a lack of buyer interest means the range isn't likely to include a diesel option. "It's not on our radar," Tol said...


2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel

Does new-found oiler power justify the $3500 premium ask the new Intens Diesel commands at the top of the Renault Koleos tree?

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$46,990

2018 Mahindra Genio pricing and specs
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2018 Mahindra Genio pricing and specs

Mahindra has announced pricing and specs for the 2018 Genio pick-up, which now comes with a Euro 5 diesel engine Both the single- and dual-cab Genio are now powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, making 88kW of power and 280Nm of torque. The engine is hooked up to a five-speed manual gearbox, with no automatic offered on the options list...


Mazda sticking with diesels
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Mazda sticking with diesels

Mazda, the Japanese brand that has bet its powertrain future on the continuation of the internal combustion engine for the medium to long-term, has also acknowledged that work on its SkyActiv D turbo-diesel engines will continue for years to come...


US authorities approve 3.0 TDI 'Dieselgate' fix for 38,000 vehicles - report
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US authorities approve 3.0 TDI 'Dieselgate' fix for 38,000 vehicles - report

Authorities in the US have reportedly approved a fix for around 38,000 vehicles fitted with the Volkswagen Group 3.0-litre TDI turbo-diesel engine as part of the Dieselgate emissions scandal. According to reports from the United States, a letter made public earlier this week says VW Group brands have been approved to make hardware and software changes to vehicles fitted with the 3...


2018 Nissan X-Trail TL diesel pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan X-Trail TL diesel pricing and specs

The facelifted Nissan X-Trail range has been completed this week with the arrival of the flagship TL diesel variant, kicking off from $47,790 plus on-road costs. Now the second diesel variant in the refreshed line-up, the TL complements the entry-level TS diesel ($35,990), with both fitted as standard with a continuously-variable transmission (CVT) and an on-demand all-wheel drive system...


Electric cars are nowhere
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Electric cars are nowhere

The Frankfurt motor show is big. It’s like if they took Sydney’s international and domestic airports, tripled it in size, took away any form of cohesive internal transport and put lots of cars in it. Even then, I think the Frankfurt show is bigger. Every two years when I attend the show I always vow that next time, I will actually see things...


‘Diesel is the devil, ban it’ says Industry figurehead
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‘Diesel is the devil, ban it’ says Industry figurehead

There’s been a lot said about diesel fuel over the past few years, but a statement from Simon Birkett, founder and director of Clean Air London, at the inaugural Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest could be one of the more controversial ones yet. “Diesel is the devil, and we do need to ban it,” Birkett said while sitting on a panel of experts, including Jaguar Land Rover’s head of powertrain development, Iain Grey...


Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September
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Renault Koleos Diesel priced from $46,990, here in September

The Renault Koleos has added a new turbo-diesel engine to its range, in a single-specification variant that sits atop the range - starting at $46,990 before on-road costs. It's the same 130kW/380Nm 2.0-litre oiler that is offered in the related Nissan X-Trail, sending drive to an on-demand all-wheel drive system via a continuously-variable transmission (CVT)...


Porsche Cayenne Diesel banned and recalled in Germany, Australian impact unclear
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Porsche Cayenne Diesel banned and recalled in Germany, Australian impact unclear

Diesel-powered versions of the Porsche Cayenne SUV have been recalled in the company's home market of Germany and banned from sale, following the discovery of what is believed to be a suspect emissions manipulation device. Announced by German transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt, the move involves the registration ban of the 3...


Mercedes-Benz recalling 3 million diesels in Europe, Australian impact unclear
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Mercedes-Benz recalling 3 million diesels in Europe, Australian impact unclear

Daimler, parent company of German marque Mercedes-Benz, has issued a recall for more than three million diesel-powered vehicles in Europe to reduce the amount of nitrogen-oxide emissions from existing vehicles. In a statement released this week, coincidentally the same day the company revealed its new X-Class ute, Dr Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars says: "The public debate about diesel engines is creating uncertainty – especially for our customers...


Audi engineer arrested in Germany over Dieselgate affair
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Audi engineer arrested in Germany over Dieselgate affair

A former Audi executive has been arrested in Germany on behalf of US authorities, who are continuing investigations into the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, which has engulfed the Volkswagen Group. It's understood the man arrested is Zaccheo Giovanni Pamio, who was head of thermodynamics at Audi’s engine development department in Neckarsulm, Germany, between 2006 and 2015...


Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'
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Continental: 'Diesel is not dead'

German automotive giant Continental is bucking the general perception that diesel-powered cars’ days are numbered and declares that “diesel has a future”. That bold statement comes on the back off Continental unveiling a new technology called Super Clean Electrified Diesel, which the company claims can reduce NOX emissions by 60 per cent...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Diesel's decline evident in passenger car sales
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Diesel's decline evident in passenger car sales

Numerical sales of diesel-powered passenger cars in Australia have about halved over the past decade - though not from anything resembling a high base. By passenger cars we refer to hatches, sedans, coupes, convertibles and people-movers - vehicles that are largely declining across the board as SUVs eat their market, regardless of engine type...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Kakadu review

The Toyota Prado is quite possibly one of the most hideously-styled SUVs on the market, trumped only by whatever Ssangyong is doing in the segment, but that hasn't slowed sales one little bit.

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 BMW M550d packs four turbos under its bonnet
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2018 BMW M550d packs four turbos under its bonnet

The BMW M550d is the quad-turbo diesel station wagon you've always wanted. Oh, you can get it as a sedan as well. And yes, you read that right: four turbos. The German brand's new 5 Series M Performance model sits alongside the M550i, with the M550d xDrive all-wheel-drive model packing a 3.0-litre six-cylinder diesel engine with quad turbocharging...


Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel
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Mercedes-AMG: Say goodbye to atmo engines, and you can forget about diesel

At this year's New York motor show, Australian media spent time with Tobias Moers, the head of Mercedes-AMG - and chief among the topics discussed was performance, specifically how best to achieve it. In recent times, petrol engines have become so efficient, so technologically adept and so clean-running, that there is hope we may one day return to the glory days of naturally-aspirated petrol engines, even if they do run an electric motor of some sort to help things along...