Remember when Oldsmobile embraced the diesel engine?

Remember when Oldsmobile embraced the diesel engine?

The 1979 Oldsmobile diesel range. As the 1970s came to a close, automakers were faced with ever-stricter emission regulations on gasoline engines. Thinking outside the box, GM tasked its Oldsmobile division with creating a range of diesel engines that would be immune from gasoline emission standards, while delivering the performance and fuel economy that...

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Historic Design, Jaguar Turns 75

Historic Design, Jaguar Turns 75

Few things in this world can still look good at the age of 75, and even fewer can remain relevant. Jaguar has done both, and this summer the marque will be celebrating 75 years since the introduction of its first car, the SS 100. Jaguar is one of the world’s top luxury car brands with a history of producing some of the most beautiful and advanced automobiles...

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A Citation Against Conventional Wisdom?

A Citation Against Conventional Wisdom?

“V” writes: Hello Sajeev, Conventional wisdom says wait until the second model year of a new vehicle since that’s when the automaker will have fixed the glaring flaws decried by the “beta testers” who bought the first model year. Is this always true? Do automakers fix problems “on the sly” so that, say, a 2016 model year car manufactured in August 2015 could...

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Google Working on Driverless Cars

Google Working on Driverless Cars

Here’s a disturbing development for all those who love to drive: Google is working on technology that allows cars to drive without human interaction. In fact, the technology has already made it into vehicles and onto public roads, with driverless Google test cars logging 140,000 miles on California roads. The revelation came on Google’s corporate blog, which...

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