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2017 Chevrolet Cruze achieves 52 mpg on EPA for its diesel manual variant

And so, the highest EPA-estimated fuel returns for the highway goes to Chevrolet! Looking back, Reuss of General Motors has said before that the latest Chevrolet Cruze could get an EPA rating that begins with a 5. Apparently, he’s right after the Cruze manual diesel’s official EPA figures show an average highway consumption of up to 52 mpg. Indeed, it is the highest fuel economy ever achieved on any non-EV and non-hybrid vehicle in the US.

This comes as positive news especially after the dieselgate scandal that has tainted the image of all diesel-powered engines. Everything else is water under the bridge so to speak. Volkswagen has clearly gotten rid of its Jetta Diesel and Golf Diesel models. Having said that, the Cruze is still behind most of the two-gas electric hybrids and plugin- EVs when it comes to the US pollution standards. On highway driving, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid boasts up to 59 miles per gallon while the Toyota Prius Eco can give as much as 53 mpg.

Since the Chevy Cruze’s diesel manual variant is also mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the results also show a combined fuel consumption of up to 37mpg. Based on the EPA test, the result shows at least 30mpg for city driving. On the same note, the other model with 9-speed automatic gearbox has virtually the same fuel consumption--- with 31mpg for the city and 47mpg for the high way.

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EPA says 2018 Karma Revero offers much lower range and economy than company claims

When Karma Automotive announced the new 2018 Karma Revero plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the company made its Fisker Karma-inspired creation look highly appealing -- not just in terms of looks and performance, but also when it comes to fuel economy and all-electric range.

It turns out that the actual fuel economy and range of the 2018 Karma Revero PHEV are not quite at par with what was promised according to the official fuel economy figures from United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As a plug-in hybrid EV, the new Karma Revero employs an electric motor-gasoline engine drive setup. According to Karma, the 2018 Karma Revero could be driven for up to 50 miles of pure-electric range, with its lithium-ion battery pack sending power to its dual electric motors. As the carmaker states in its brochure, motorists who drive less than 50 miles per trip may never have to buy gasoline again. For longer trips exceeding 50 miles, the gasoline engine kicks in once the battery power reaches zero. This brings the total range of the Revero to around 300 miles. All of these figures were advertised by Karma for the new 2018 Revero PHEV.

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel gets a 39 mpg highway rating

In the United States, not many automakers offer crossovers with a diesel engine option, but Chevrolet does, with their 2018 Equinox. Those who opt for this engine will get some a boost in fuel economy as the car had been recently rated to have a highway fuel economy of 39 miles per gallon. Whereas the 1.5 liter turbo four-cylinder gasoline engine was rated with 32 miles per gallon while the 2.0 liter has 29 mpg. When the diesel tank is filled to its maximum, it can reach 577 miles (929 kilometers).

Though the company has not said anything else regarding the Equinox Diesel’s fuel economy figures, we noticed on the company’s presentation that it has a 32 mpg combined mileage. If the company confirms EPA’s numbers, then the said model will be the most fuel-efficient crossover in the country, a great feat considering that it does not have some kind of electrification.

Other than being fuel efficient, we can also say that the Equinox is extra silent compared to its counterparts. Apparently, its 1.6 liter Ecotec diesel powerplant is 65 percent more silent than the Jaguar F-Pace’s 2.0 liter diesel, at 4000 rpm, and is 55 percent less noisy when the car is idle.

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Bugatti Chiron rated by EPA, do not expect an impressive fuel consumption

There is no disputing that the Bugatti Chiron is a beautiful monster. Much-awaited and much-hyped, this hypercar was described by Bugatti as the most powerful, fastest, most luxurious and most exclusive production super sports car in the world, beating its likewise monstrous stable mate, the Bugatti Veyron. However, there is also one aspect that the Chiron is better at than the Veyron 16.4 – its fuel economy.

Yes, while the Chiron is over 50 percent more powerful than the Veyron -- their quad-turbo, 8.0-liter W16 engine producing outputs of 1,500 hp and 987 hp respectively, it nonetheless travels more miles per gallon on the combined cycle. That means the Chiron essentially consumes less fuel when on the go. Letting numbers do the talking, the Bugatti Chiron has been rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver 11 mpg on the combined cycle. This means that on the combined cycle, the Chiron has a better fuel economy than the Veyron, which is rated at 10 mpg.

In terms of highway fuel economy, the Veyron is slightly better than the Chiron. A gallon of fuel allows the Veyron to travel 15 miles and the Chiron for 14 miles – on the highway. On the other hand, the Chiron has better fuel economy on the city than the Veyron. The Chiron has been EPA-rated to return 9 mpg on the city, while the Veyron was estimated to be able to travel 8 miles on a gallon of fuel.

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Amid reports that major rival Volkswagen would cease producing 2016 and 2017 model year diesel cars following the wake of the "Dieselgate" scandal, it’s believed that Chevrolet sees its opportunity and seeks to take advantage of it.

With Volkswagen allegedly put on the sidelines, Chevrolet aims to be one of the main sources of compact diesels. So it’s with this environment that the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze arrives. And the good news is that it will be equipped with packages that raise its convenience factor as well as its sportier aesthetic and performance.

2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel has some new improvements that will come across as great news for loyal followers and car enthusiasts alike. The promising vehicle is considered as one of the most cost-effective non hybrid automobiles found in the US Market to date. The Chevrolet Cruze Diesel manual also boasts of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating of an impressive 52 miles per gallon highway, 37 mph and 30 mpg city. Its automatic counterpart fitted a 9 speed auto transmission boasts the same average consumption, but its highway rating is around 47 mpg and city is 31 mpg. Now that's one automobile that we would like to get our hands on.

Read the entire article 2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel is priced from $24,670, sales begin in the fall

The Environmental Protection Agency has released its ratings for Honda’s Civic Type R. City mileage rating has been estimated at 22 mpg with highway rated at 28 mpg. Combined fuel efficiency rating meanwhile is pegged at 25 mpg. It’s not that surprising for many people though considering that the turbocharged engine inside can offer 306 hp.

But when compared to the usual Civic sedan, the fuel economy figures on the Civic Type R are still better. The sedan version for example has a city rating of 31 mpg with a highway rating of 40 mpg. Compared to other models, the values of the Civic Type R are similar to the Volkswagen Golf R though the latter is better when it comes to highway rating. One model that is better than the Type R though is the Ford Focus RS with city rating of 19 mpg, highway at 25 mpg, and combined rating of 22 mpg.

Even with these fuel efficiency ratings, customers will not likely be deterred. One reason is that even if the Type R does have a front-wheel drive, the performance remains to be excellent whether it’s running in a straight line or going on corners. This is remarkable, considering that in running the Nurburgring lap, it only took the Type R a total of 7 minutes and 43 seconds. This meant that this model is able to beat other notable vehicles like the M2 from BMW or the C5 version of the 2004 Corvette Z06 from Chevrolet. It is even better than the Ford Focus RS and the Porsche Cayenne S with its 507 hp.

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The new Tesla Model S 100D has just broken the record for being the electric car with the longest range ever. A couple of months ago, an online website released an article of top electric cars, which have the longest range. While the list already included the 2017 Tesla Model S, it has only been proven just now.

The top electric vehicles on this list include: 2017 Tesla Model X at 295 miles (474.8 kilometers), 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV at 238 miles (383 kilometers), 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf at 126 miles (202.8 kilometers), and 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric at 124 miles (199.6 kilometers). A few others range from 84 to 114 miles.

The non-performance Model S sedan carries dual motors and the largest battery the company has, at 100kWh. The EPA officially rated the performance of this car and the official numbers are as follows: city range - 331.1 miles (532.9 kilometers), highway range - 337.2 miles (542.7 kilometers) and a combined range of 335 miles (539 kilometers). Take note, we even rounded the number off to just 335.

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More efficient, more power and longer range. This is how we could best describe the electric version of the Volkswagen Golf for the 2017 model year.

In terms of efficiency, the new 2017 VW e-Golf could boast of being one of the most efficient EVs, as the United States Environment Protection Agency (EPA) just rated the electric compact car as having fuel economy figures of 126 MPGe city, 111 MPGe highway and 119 MPGe combined. Yes, compared to the 2016 version, the 2017 VW e-Golf has a lot more to offer, thanks to a more dynamic electric motor as well as to a more powerful battery pack.

The electric motor serving as the core of the 2017 VW e-Golf has been upgraded to deliver a max output of 134 horsepower and maximum torque of 214 pound-feet. These numbers represent improvements of 19 hp (from 115 hp) in output and 15 lb.-ft. (from 199 lb.-ft.) in torque over the figures provided by the electric motor installed inside the 2016 VW e-Golf. This increase in power output and torque translates to a surge in top speed by around six miles per hour to 93 mph (from 87 mph).

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has officially released the fuel economy ratings of the 2017 Ford GT. According to the EPA, the 2017 Ford GT has a fuel economy rating of 11 mpg for city and 18 mpg for highway. Combined fuel economy rating meanwhile is measured at 14 mpg.

The figures reveal that owners will be expected to spend an additional $2,850 per year in fuel costs. For a 5-year spread, owners are likely to spend as much as $8,000. Though this may appear to be an added cost, given that the 2017 Ford GT has MSRP at $400,000, it may appear to be a paltry sum. According to various estimates, it will also mean owners will have to spend an additional $3,000 for the Gas Guzzler Tax.

However, many enthusiasts consider these figures to be rather dismal. Even if the previous generation of the GT did not have good figures as well, it continues to be better than the new model. Fuel economy rating for prior GT is at 12 mpg with highway at 19 mpg. Combined rating though is the same at 14 mpg.

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In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica returns EPA-rated fuel economy figures of 28 mpg highway, 18 mpg city and 22 mpg combined. But it turns out that its hybrid version would infallibly dominate the minivan mpg wars after EPA finally released its fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

Prior to the release of the official EPA ratings for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, the carmaker is already preaching impressive fuel economy figures for its new minivan. Chrysler expected the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid to return 80 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) – that is when the minivan is running in pure electric mode. The carmaker also expected the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid to be able to travel up to 30 miles in all-electric (EV) mode. In addition, the hybrid minivan from Chrysler is estimated to deliver – when running on conventional engine – 32 mpg combined city and highway. Overall, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid offers a range of around 530 miles.

When the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid underwent scrutiny with the EPA, the results were highly encouraging for the hybrid minivan, as they totally exceeded Chrysler’s expected fuel economy numbers. According to the EPA, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid returns 84 MPGe (vs. 80 MPGe estimated) with a conventional rating of 33 mpg combined city and highway (vs. 32 mpg combined city and highway estimated). In the all-electric mode, the EPA has certified the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid to be able to travel up to 33 miles (vs. 30 miles estimated). In addition, EPA has rated the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as being capable of reaching a total of 566 miles (vs. 530 miles estimated). With these numbers, Chrysler will be able to gloss the credentials of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid as the most fuel-efficient minivan in the market so far, until Chrysler or other carmakers manage to surpass it.

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Chevrolet is so confident that its new performance parts for the Camaro, Cruze, Colorado and Silverado are up to the task that it allowed a calculated comparison of the upgraded units and their stock counterparts at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada.

The performance test at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch serves as a side event to the official unveiling of these parts at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which is a drivable distance from Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch. As per the test, Chevrolet prepared stock units and performance parts-enhanced versions of the Camaro, Cruze, Colorado and Silverado.

First, engineers from Chevrolet Performance allowed journalists to test drive the stock versions of the Camaro, Cruze, Colorado and Silverado the Spring Mountain road course. Then, engineers had journalists do the same with performance-upgraded versions.

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When talking about the Chevrolet, a lot of people are likely to focus on the Corvette, or even the Camaro. Even then, Chevrolet Performance knew that it should also put attention on vehicles that are considered to be more on the mainstream.

Thus the brand has said that at this November’s 2016 SEMA Show to be held in Las Vegas, it will be coming out with a Blue Line concept version for both Malibu and the Cruze hatchback.

In general, the two concept cars will have aftermarket components that can be bought from dealers through the Chevrolet Accessories catalogue.

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So, it is official! The new Honda Clarity FCV has the longest verified range of any zero-emissions vehicle currently on the road in the United States.

One of the main discouragements over zero-emissions vehicle is the amount of distance it could travel on a single charge or a single tank. This has caused the so-called range anxiety, in which drivers were wary of being trapped somewhere between where they took off and to where they are going. The possibility of being stuck while driving on a highway and leaving their cars behind has somewhat discouraged consumers from adopting clean and green cars.

So far, carmakers have been doing what they could to address this issue. Carmakers producing electric vehicles have been working hard to beef up their battery packs to increase the range of their offerings. One of these carmakers is Tesla, which produces the range-topping Tesla Model S P100D with a range of around 315 miles. This means that a fully charged Model S P100D could go for around 315 miles before needing to recharge again. Of course, actual range also depends on the driving habits and techniques, weather conditions and road situations.

Read the entire article 2017 Honda Clarity FCV gets an EPA driving range rating of 366 miles

It would take an extraordinary director to create a commercial that effectively utilizes the elements of the horror genre to highlight the advanced safety features of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

This creative feat is achieved in a 60-second commercial directed by Sam Raimi, a critically-acclaimed director well-known for his supernatural cult horror series Evil Dead. According to Sam Raimi, the Chevrolet commercial was approached the same way as in movie making – by considering the plot, the characters and outcome.

The only difference is that, instead of the usual ‘anything that can go wrong will go wrong’ plot in most suspense/horror films, the Chevrolet commercial shows that all seemingly-inevitable accidents are all thwarted one by one, thanks to the car's state of the art active safety technologies available in the new models.

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Chevrolet has unveiled the 2017 Cruze Hatchback at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. It builds on the driving attributes and technologies of the 2016 Cruze sedan, with the addition of available functional and sporty elements. It boasts of having more standard safety features than other compact cars like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.

For instance, the 2017 Cruze Hatchback could be availed with adaptive features like Lane Keep Assist, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. Just like the sedan models, the Cruze features a 106.3-inch (2,700 mm) wheelbase.

However, this hatch comes with a distinct roof as well as a rear-end structure that includes wraparound taillamps and an integrated spoiler on top of the lift gate. When opened, the lift gate reveals 22.7 cubic feet (643 liters) of cargo space.

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The new MY2016 Chevrolet Cruze will be up for sale starting spring of 2016. Interested customers only have to pay a starting price of $17,495 just to get their hands on this technology-laden compact car.

While its starting price is around $2,000 less than that of the MY2016 Honda Civic LX ($19,475), it boasts of a number of standard features like Chevrolet MyLink radio with a seven-inch-diagonal screen, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Larger, lighter and more spacious than the current model – with two inches more rear knee room – the new Cruze also features OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot and a standard rear-vision camera.

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Chevrolet has recently confirmed that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given its Certificate of Conformity to the 2016 Colorado Duramax diesel. According to the company, EPA said that there were no issues or any concerns revealed during the evaluation and testing of the Colorado Duramax’s emission control system.

For the two-wheel drive turbo-diesel, EPA estimates that it has a highway fuel economy of 31 mpg and therefore, this makes it the most fuel efficient of pickup trucks in the U.S.

The four-wheel drive meanwhile has a highway fuel economy of 29 mpg. In addition, since the two-wheel drive has a fuel tank that can carry 21 gallons, it can go as far as 651 miles on a full tank.

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Chevrolet has reached a milestone for the Cruze, having exceeded worldwide sales of 3.5 million units, as it is preparing for the June 24 launch of the next-generation Cruze. This model is the top-selling car globally of Chevrolet. Alan Batey, president, General Motors North America and global Chevrolet brand chief, said that when the Cruze was introduced, it replaced 15 compact models worldwide.

The automaker said that customers were won over by its efforts to improve engineering, design, and marketing. The result is an “award-winning, value-driven sedan” that is available in 115 countries. Included in its best markets are China, the United States, Brazil and Canada. In 2014, total sales in the U.S. increased by 10% compared to 2013, with 273,060 units sold.

It is the no. 2 top-seller in its segment for customers aged 24 and below in the U.S. What’s even more significant is that the Cruze has attracted new customers to Chevrolet, with 35% of all buyers being new to the automaker. Furthermore, 56% of those who trade in a Cruze remain with Chevrolet while 23% get another Cruze.

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General Motors Co. is planning to produce the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car at its Coahuila site in Mexico. GM will make a $350-million investment in the project. The carmaker will still produce the Cruze at its Lordstown site in Ohio. So far, GM has identified only three site globally that will manufacture the next-generation Cruze, including in China.

A spokesman for the carmaker in the United States remarked that its Gunsan site in South Korea will continue to produce the current Cruze model to cater to demand in local and export markets. As part of a new wage agreement signed last summer, GM would build the next-generation Cruze in South Korea starting in 2017, according to a proposal seen by Reuters.

Carmakers are flocking to Mexico to take advantage of its low labor costs and access to the US market. For instance, Toyota is finalizing plans for its first passenger car assembly plant in the country while Volkswagen recently disclosed plans to invest $1 billion in its Puebla plant.

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Volkswagen announced that its brand new 2015 e-Golf was officially rated by EPA at an impressive 126 MPGe city, 105 MPGe highway and a 116 MPGe combined. Moreover, the maximum range is 83 miles or 133 km. According to Volkswagen, the e-Golf is the most efficient car in its class for the 2015 model year.

So, if you want one, you should know that the 2015 VW e-Golf starts at $35,445 in the United States, excluding the $820 destination charge. As standard, the vehicle arrives with an electric motor that produces 115 hp and 199 pound-feet of torque as well as a 7.2 kW onboard charger and a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Using a single-speed EQ transmission, the e-Golf is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 10.4 seconds, while top speed is 87 mph or 140 km/h.

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