Diesels in small cars
In Europe a lot of cars get over 40+ miles per gallon. Their gas does cost more there per liter although. Yet, they achieve 40+ mpg without using hybrid engines. Fords in Europe even get bet gas mpg. If you added small diesels and 2cyl -3cyl gas engines like in Europe to get better gas then that would change the way cars are built here in the USA. The diesel engine is smart just because getting 68.9 in the FORD KA in Europe though a diesel is amazing. Diesel is a little bit more costly the regular but getting gas mileage like that without a Hybrid will change the game here. I think Ford with them turning their game around even during a recession will continue to use such technologies to be first among the rest of the competitors.
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Luis Lujan This is one of those political nonsense issues I just don't understand. The sweet Diesel technology is there right in front of our faces, but for whatever dark and secret reason we can't have it? It makes zero sense, especially when everyone's been ranting and raving about getting small diesels in our cars for years now. It must be a government issue given the fact that neither GM nor Chrysler has jumped the gun and tried to be the first to do it. Imagine it, the day you hear that either the Fiesta, the Sonic, or the new Dart will have a cleanDiesel powerplant the clouds will part, the press sheets will be hot with ink, and the whole country will be buzzing. So what is it, Washington? What is it, Ford? If it was me, I'd want to be remembered as the first to bring diesels from across the pond.
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John Fennell At least a Division of FORD is doing it right but we may never see it in America. Range Rover Evoque is Basically and "EDGE" with a high efficient 2.2 diesel engine that gets 41 MPG. So if every one wants these in the USA why don't FORD allow this for an OPTION. It would be an easy fix and FORD would sell cars.
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Brad Krekelberg I've said it before, and i'll say it again. Hybrids are a stop-gap fad. Diesel is tried and true technology. How can it possibly look bad to offer more green options anyway?
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