Mazda Announce Diesel, Don’t Mention Cheating

Years ago already Mazda had announced that they were developing their own diesel engine. Announcements about breakthroughs in weight reduction and compression were made but eventually the fanfare faded.  Continue reading “Mazda Announce Diesel, Don’t Mention Cheating”

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VW: From ‘Poison the Skies’ to ‘Electrify America’

As part of their settlement for the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen has announced their ‘Electrify American’ initiative which sees (one of) the largest auto maker(s) spend their $2 billion in fines on themselves. Continue reading “VW: From ‘Poison the Skies’ to ‘Electrify America’”

New GTI to Be Hybrid?

According to the folks at Autocar the next-gen GTI will come with some electric assistance to boost power and cut fuel consumption. Although already the ideal hot-hatch, an integrated starter motor with boost mode and an electrically operated compressor replacing the turbo will increase the current 2.0L’s output to 260hp. Continue reading “New GTI to Be Hybrid?”