Tag Archives: Diesel

Hyundai Verna Diesel MT First Drive Review

Why will I buy the Hyundai Verna diesel? For its extremely torquey engine, bucket load of features and new-found ride and handling balance. Why will I avoid the Hyundai Verna diesel? Lack of rear legroom. The Hyundai Verna has been around for a long time now. With 3.18 lakh units sold in India and with over 8.8 million customers worldwide, it’s safe ... Read More »

Germany’s ‘Diesel Fear’ Leaves $5 Billion in Used Cars Gathering Dust

Germany’s back and forth over potential bans for diesel cars in cities is sapping demand for the vehicles and causing a backlog of used models on dealer lots that’s swelled to some 4.5 billion euros ($5.3 billion). A deal earlier this month between Germany and Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and BMW AG to upgrade 5 million newer diesel cars and offer trade-in incentives on older models hasn’t ... Read More »

Diesel scrappage scheme: BMW and Ford accused of cashing in on fears by offering £2k off a new car

Manufacturers including BMW and Ford are taking matters into their own hands with their own pollution-reducing trade-in schemes  CREDIT:  YUI MOK Car manufacturers are cashing in on a diesel price scare by launching scrappage schemes for drivers of polluting cars who agree to buy brand new “greener” versions. It comes after the Government threatened to develop a diesel scrappage scheme but failed ... Read More »

German car-makers face existential crisis after betting on diesel future

The allegations of collusion among German carmakers have plunged an industry already tarnished by the Volkswagen diesel scandal into a fresh crisis. The news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that German automakers — VW, BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche — had been engaging in cartel-like behaviour since the 1990s, in particular colluding with each other on the technical details of diesel exhaust treatment systems. The ... Read More »

Diesel and petrol car ban: Plan for 2040 unravels as 10 new power stations needed to cope with electric revolution

Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and diesel cars because of the ... Read More »

Jeep Compass Diesel SUV Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Jeep Compass looks sharp, imposing and very pleasing to the eye The Compass has brilliant balance between good ride quality & handling Competitive pricing is what this SUV needs to change Jeep India’s fate If there was ever an auto manufacturer that promotes its heritage, both by subtle cues or screaming through literal rooftops, it is Jeep, much ... Read More »

Fitch: European Diesel Restrictions Could Hit Used Car Prices

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 26 (Fitch) The prospect of greater restrictions on diesel-engine cars in Europe has not affected used car prices so far, but this could change if the restrictions caused a rapid and large shift of demand away from diesel cars, Fitch Ratings says. Implications for auto loan and lease ABS ... Read More »

How diesel motorists could receive £2,000 towards a new car

Plans to reward diesel motorists with £2,000 towards a new car has moved a step closer. The move comes as Theresa May reportedly overruled ministers to demand the introduction of a diesel scrappage scheme. It’s intended to lessen the impact of new plans to tackle air pollution by introducing a ‘toxin tax’ on older diesel vehicles when they enter 10 ... Read More »

Volkswagen Ameo Diesel To Be Launched In India This Week

Volkswagen is all set to launch the diesel engine version of the Ameo compact sedan this week in India. At the time of its original launch, a few months ago, Volkswagen only introduced the petrol variant as the diesel 1.5-litre EA189 engine was due for a major update. The new updated engine will feature more power than before at about ... Read More »

Comparison Review: Tata Tiago vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel

Whenever I tell people from the yesteryear about what I do for a living, I normally have to repeat it a couple of times; to make them understand that the profession actually exists. This is immediately followed by a phrase I’ve not gotten used to – ‘We didn’t have this during our time’. The phrase brings me to the choice ... Read More »