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If you’re heading to the New York Auto Show this week, you might be surprised by how far the word “diesel” has traveled around the exhibits. Once reserved almost exclusively for the pickup truck show areas, diesel is now being touted enthusiastically at displays of automakers – including Volkswagen, Mazda and BMW – known more for their smaller, sleek vehicles. And it’s not just the foreign brands:...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1948 Navy Jeep owned by Paul Dooling
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING When the first prototype of the Jeep (slang for the military’s “general purpose vehicle,” or “GP”) rolled out of the factory more than 72 years ago, it would be the beginning of a remarkable story. More than a million of the lightweight, rough-terrain vehicles would be produced during World War II alone. They...Read more »
Jeep has announced that the 2013 Grand Cherokee will, once again, get a turbo-diesel option for the North American market. No specifics were given about the size or power band of the coming engine, or whether it will work in other Jeep models down the road, but production is set for sometime next year.
The previous 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel used in Europe was sourced from Mercedes-Benz, and...Read more »