Update: Porsche to Bring Diesel-Powered Macan Stateside

Andre Oosthuizen, vice president of marketing for Porsche Cars North America, has confirmed that the oil-burning version of Porsche’s newest five-door will be making its way to the US within the next year or so. Already on sale in Europe and other markets, it’s simply a matter of some minor development and engineering in order to ready the crossover for American showrooms.

By Winding Road Staff | October 16, 2014
Winding Road Video: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

Our Multimedia Editor Chris Amos takes us on a point-of-view test drive in the 2013 Porsche Cayenne diesel in this video. There’s no fancy music, no distracting narration. It’s just the car doing its thing.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 26, 2013
Rumors: Industry Report—Audi Working On A Nissan Juke Fighting SUV

Audi is reportedly hard at work on a baby brother to the popular Q5 mid-size SUV and recently unveiled Q3, and is currently testing prototypes of the new vehicle—called the Q2—according to a new report on AutoExpress.

By Doran Dal Pra | May 02, 2012
Rumors: Auto Show—Leaked 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Photos

Thanks to leaked photos of a South Korean brochure up on HyundaiBlog, we now have a pretty clear picture of what the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe will look like when it is officially launched at the upcoming New York International Auto Show.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 20, 2012
Rumors: Spy Shots—Refreshed Audi Q5

Eurocarblog recently posted up spy shots of an updated Audi Q5 out frolicking in the snow.

By Doran Dal Pra | March 13, 2012
Quick Drive: 2011 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 4WD Crew Cab

With many three-quarter-ton trucks (e.g., the Dodge 2500 Laramie 4×4) one has the sense that the vehicles are so stiffly sprung and have so little steering feel (at least in a car enthusiast’s sense of the term) that the best one can do is to point, shoot, and do one’s level best to keep the rig approximately centered in its lane. And believe me, “approximately” really is the operative word. In fact, with typical full-size trucks one often winds up bounding and lurching from bump to bump, hoping to guess accurately which direction the truck will be pointed when it lands.

By Winding Road Staff | September 28, 2010
Quick Drive: 2010 Audi Q7 TDI

The huge torque from this 3.0-liter TDI engine, coupled with Audi’s Quattro system, gives the Q7 the ability to get up and go with great quickness. Accelerating with a smart start, and building easy speed through low to medium revs, the Q7 feels quite athletic both around town, and on the freeway.

By Winding Road Staff | September 03, 2010
Driven: 2010 Audi A3 TDI

While the US market may not be the largest consumer of diesels by a long shot, Volkswagen (and to a lesser extent BMW) have taken notable steps to changing that. VW’s TDI-equipped Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, and Golf have sold briskly by offering a winning combination of fuel economy and price. Taking the idea of a diesel upmarket was a bit of a gamble, but if the A3 TDI is any indication, it has paid off.

By Brandon Turkus | August 30, 2010
Quick Drive: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition

The WR staff has had a whole lot of seat time in the standard Jetta TDI, thanks to our yearlong loan of that sedan during 2008-2009. I really enjoyed the basic version of the diesel sedan, so I was really looking forward to our loan of the hotter car.

By Winding Road Staff | July 16, 2010
The Merits Of Diesel: 1000 Miles In A BMW 320d

BMW has just unveiled a new iteration of the 3-Series, and it is making quite a splash in Europe. It won’t be coming across the pond, but we sure wish that it were.

By Brandon Turkus | May 24, 2010
Third Look: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI

The 2009 VW Jetta SportWagen TDI was one of our favorite Winding Road test cars (the kind you want to take home to meet your parents), and at first glance the 2010 model seems destined to improve on what was already a good thing. Right off the bat, the new car’s nose seems smoother and more svelte, as does the rear end treatment (though some might find it a little non-descript, ala Buick). Paint quality, as always, seems sumptuous—noticeably better than on many Japanese or American cars. So, first impressions are positive.

By Chris Martens | May 06, 2010
First Look: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class has always been a bit of a black sheep. With a polarizing exterior, it was one of the first forays into the luxury crossover market. Now, Mercedes has unveiled the (heavily) refreshed R-Class at the 2010 New York Auto Show.

By Brandon Turkus | March 31, 2010
Driven: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty

When we were invited to drive the 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup, we suspected it would be somewhat impressive. Its little brother, the F-150 has never let us down, and after our recent week with the SVT Raptor, we knew that Ford had some good things on its horizon. What we found with the updated work truck, besides a nice evolution of past Fords, was a notable level of refinement in a vehicle that feels like it can do it all.

By John Beltz Snyder | March 23, 2010
Third Look: Changing Minds with the BMW X5 xDrive35d

Although we have covered the 2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d previously, the Robert Bosch Group saw fit to loan us one of its models to test. As the Bosch vehicle was decked out in an un-missable, pedestrian-amusing, stars and stripes motif, we thought that this particular X5d would be the perfect vehicle for gauging public opinion about diesel in and around Metro Detroit.

By Brandon Turkus | March 23, 2010
Spy Shots: Opel Astra GSi Caught

Our spy photographer, despite an altercation with the test driver, was able to get these shots of the Opel Astra GSi.

By John Beltz Snyder | February 25, 2010
Ask It: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

If you have any questions about the 2010 VW Golf TDI post them here, and we’ll do our best to answer them.

By John Beltz Snyder | February 09, 2010
Los Angeles 2009: Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept Is A 70-MPG Diesel Hybrid

Today, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled its very fuel-efficient Up! Lite Concept. The tiny, four-seater hybrid is based on previous Up concepts we have seen over the years, achieves a claimed 70 miles-per-gallon.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 02, 2009
Spy Shots: Mini Cooper S Diesel Offers More Diesel Power

Our spy shooter sent us photos of the more powerful diesel version of the Mini Cooper.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 01, 2009
Spy Shots: Mini Clubman S Diesel Has Larger Diesel Engine

Along with photos of the Mini Cooper S Diesel, as we are tentatively calling it, we received these photos over the holiday of the Mini Clubman with the more powerful diesel engine.

By John Beltz Snyder | December 01, 2009


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