The Best Diesel Cars For 2020: Diesel Cars Are Making A Comeback

Diesel cars are making a comeback as consumers clamour for cars with robust engines with a more responsible fuel economy. A diesel-powered car is worth considering for your next major get-around.

The best diesel cars are not only for standard passenger cars. Some of our top picks include SUVs and substantially sized trucks. And you’ll find foreign and domestic options loaded with all the comfort features and entertainment options you could want. Here are the best diesel cars for 2020. Fit a range of budgets and needs.

Jeep Wrangler
The best

Jeep Wrangler

If you want an SUV that’s as efficient as it is capable, you should buy this

Who’s it for: Off-roaders who hate stopping for fuel.

How much will it cost: $39,290+

Why we picked the Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel:

Popular demand convinced Jeep to make a turbodiesel engine available in the United States for the first time. Called EcoDiesel, the unit in question is a 3.0-liter V6 that delivers 260 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque to the four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

If it’s efficiency you’re wondering about. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates it at 22 mpg in the city, 29 mpg on the highway, and 25 mpg in a mixed cycle. To add context, the 3.6-liter V6’s figures check in at 19, 22, and 21, respectively.

The EcoDiesel’s torque also gives the Wrangler a useful 3,500-pound towing capacity. The one major downside is that the engine is only offered in the four-door Wrangler Unlimited. Two-door models can’t be equipped with it. And Jeep charges $4,000 for it.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6
The best diesel performance SUV

The best diesel performance SUV

Who’s it for: Adventurers with something to tow.

Cost: $69,500+

Why we picked the Land Rover Range Rover Sport Td6:

If you haven’t driven a diesel since Ronald Reagan was in the White House. The Range Rover Sport Td6 will leave you totally flabbergasted. It’s everything a modern six-cylinder diesel should be: Quiet, smooth, powerful, and efficient. Land Rover went to great lengths to design an oil-burning engine it can market to discerning luxury buyers.

The 3.0-liter Td6 V6 develops 254 hp and a massive 443 lb.-ft. It propels the SUV from zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. That’s pretty quick for an SUV weighing almost 5,000 pounds. Because this is a diesel, you also get the ability to tow up to 7,716 pounds, as well as EPA-rated fuel economy of 24 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway).

It’s not all about fuel mileage figures. The V6 generates peak torque at 1,750 rpm. So the Td6-powered Sport is well-suited to going far off the beaten path. That low-end torque is exactly what you need when off-roading, which typically involves crawling along at a slow, steady pace. Adventurers, this is the engine to order if you don’t want to step up to a more expensive V8-powered model.

Chevrolet Colorado Diesel
The best diesel truck

The best diesel truck

 

The Chevrolet Colorado Diesel is all the truck you’ll ever need.

Who’s it for: Buyers seeking a daily-drivable workhorse.

Cost: $37,710+

Why we picked the Chevrolet Colorado Diesel:

Dropping a diesel engine in a compact pickup truck makes a lot of sense. Especially for customers who need a reliable, efficient workhorse to drive on a daily basis. The oil burner’s low-end torque makes towing and hauling a breeze. And the truck segment is one where any mpg improvement is welcomed like a Christmas basket.

Like the identical GMC Canyon, the Chevrolet Colorado benefits from a 2.8-liter four-cylinder developed by Duramax. The same company that designs the diesel engines used by Chevy’s heavy-duty trucks. It’s tuned to generate 181 hp and 369 lb.-ft., and it returns up to 30 mpg highway. Chevrolet also notes that the Colorado Diesel can tow up to 7,700 pounds when it’s properly equipped. Chevy, Ford, and Ram all offer diesel engines in larger half-ton trucks. But the Colorado offers plenty of capability in an easier-to-park package.

The Colorado Diesel is available in several configurations. The base truck comes with four doors and 61-inch-long cargo bed. Buyers who need to put more junk in the trunk can order a 74-inch long bed. And those who want to hit the trail can select the ZR2 package. It adds serious off-road goodies like a special suspension with additional ground clearance, all-terrain tires, and skid plates.

Land Rover Range Rover Td6
The best diesel luxury car

The best diesel luxury car

If you like spending money on everything except fuel, you should buy this

Who’s it for: Luxury car shoppers who drive a lot.

Cost: $91,700+

Why we picked the Land Rover Range Rover Td6:

The Range Rover Sport shows that diesels can be refined. And the bigger Range Rover shows that they can be properly luxurious. The fact that Land Rover felt confident enough to offer the Td6 engine in its flagship model shows just how far diesels have come.

The Range Rover uses the same 3.0-liter V6 as the Range Rover Sport that makes 254 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. This slab of luxury will do zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds and tow up to 7,716 pounds, according to Land Rover. It will also return 24 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway). Not bad for a big SUV shaped liked a stately mansion.

What really sets this Range Rover apart, though, is its luxurious feel. This is an SUV that can rival the best Mercedes-Benz or BMW in quietness and comfort. But also go where those cars can’t. The Range Rover isn’t just luxurious for one BMW’s SUVa. It can easily compete against any of their luxury sedans or sports cars too. The diesel engine adds better fuel economy to the mix, and enhances the Ranger Rover’s off-road capability with its low-end torque. The only caveat is the Range Rover’s hefty price tag. There’s a lot to love about this vehicle. You’ve just got to be able to afford one.

Read more:

SkyDrive Has Completed The First Manned Test Flight Of SD-03 Flying Car

First McLaren Speedtail Delivery In The US

SkyDrive Has Completed The First Manned Test Flight Of SD-03 Flying Car

Japanese startup SkyDrive confirmed that it has completed the first manned test flight of its SD-03 flying car. With videos showing the vehicle in action.

Japanese startup reveals videos of flying car’s first manned test flight

SkyDrive said in a press release that the test flights, which were conducted on August 25 at the 10,000-square-meter Toyota Test Field, lasted for about four minutes. And a pilot was in the SD-03. But to ensure stability and safety. A computer-assisted control system was used. Along with technical staff that monitored flight conditions and the flying car’s performance.

SD-03 is designed to be the smallest electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicle in the world. And, it only taking up the space of two parked cars. SD-03 flying car uses eight motors, with two rotors in four locations, to ensure safety during emergency situations.

SkyDrive plans to launch flying cars by 2023

“We are extremely excited to have achieved Japan’s first-ever manned flight of a flying car in the two years since we founded SkyDrive. With the goal of commercializing such aircraft,” CEO Tomohiro Fukuzawa said in a statement.

“We want to realize a society where flying cars are an accessible and convenient means of transportation in the skies. And people are able to experience a safe, secure, and comfortable new way of life.”

“In designing an unexplored, new genre of transportation known as the flying car. We chose the keyword “progressive” for inspiration,” Design Director Takumi Yamamot said. “We wanted this vehicle to be futuristic, charismatic. And desirable for all future customers. While fully incorporating the high technology of SkyDrive.”

The company hopes to make the flying car a part of normal life and not just a commodity. SkyDrive said that it will continue conducting test flights in more conditions. And that it is aiming to acquire approval to fly the SD-03 outside the Toyota Test Field before the end of the year.

The company will continue to develop technologies to safely and securely launch the flying car in 2023. 


Read more:

First McLaren Speedtail Delivery In The US

Electric Cars 2020: Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars

First McLaren Speedtail Delivery In The US

The McLaren Speedtail has finally made it to the US. The first example of the much-hyped hypercar touched down in Connecticut just a few days ago. After the pandemic threw a wrench in the originally scheduled rollout.

The McLaren Speedtail has been years in the making, but it’s finally here.

The shiny new Hyper-GT was delivered to Miller Motorcars in Greenwich. The dealership, which recently took delivery of the country’s first Bugatti Divo. Captured the momentous occasion in a YouTube video and the powder-blue speedster looks drop-dead gorgeous on screen.

Of course, the delivery couldn’t have come sooner for auto enthusiasts. The latest addition to McLaren’s Ultimate Series has been years in the making. First teased back in 2018, the hypercar won hearts with its unabashedly futuristic design. And a hybrid-electric powertrain and blistering speed. In 2019, it showed out during test drives. And hitting 250 mph more than 30 times and deservedly securing the title of the fastest McLaren yet.

The McLaren Speedtail’s hybrid system mates a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 with an electric motor to produce a punishing 1,036 horses. The power-to-weight ratio (the car weighs just 3,153 pounds) and instant torque provided by the electric motor gives the car ferocious acceleration that can push it from zero to 186 mph in just 12.8 seconds.

The Speedtail has a three-seat layout that sees the driver sitting front and center, just like its spiritual successor, the F1. Because of this seating position and the fact that the car has cameras instead of side mirrors. So the McLaren Speedtail isn’t road legal in the US. Customers will need to import it via the “Show or Display” law if they plan to put the pedal to the metal on local roads.

The Speedtail is strictly limited to just 106 models and a third or so will be heading Stateside. After being purchased by US customers for roughly $2.25 million each. Indeed, it’s been quite the drawn-out saga to get the Speedtail on American soil. But it’s fair to say it was worth the wait.

Read more:

Electric Cars 2020: Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars

American Auto Dealers Stimulated “Shock” To Survive The Covid-19 Epidemic

Electric Cars 2020: Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars

We run down the very best affordable electric city cars. Superminis and family hatchbacks on sale today

As the range between mains charges increases and the charging infrastructure improves. An EV becomes a more viable alternative to petrol- or diesel-fuelled models almost by the month. Choice has been slow to grow so far. But is set to mushroom in 2020 as debutant EVs from Mini, Honda, Peugeot and others all arrive.

This is a list of our top ten affordable electric cars compiled considering factors. Such as range and usability, driving dynamics and value for money. Some are still subject to relatively high prices compared to combustion-engined cars. But their premiums can be offset against lower running costs

Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020

1. Kia e-Niro

Electric Cars 2020 Kia e-Niro

First in the list of Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 that is Kia e-Niro. It redefines how much real-world range and family-friendly usability. We should now expect from an electric vehicle towards the more affordable end of the price spectrum. For around £35,000, the car’s 64kWh battery pack enables it to comfortably travel 230 miles on a single charge. And further still if you stay off the motorway or around town. A few years ago, that would be the sort of range you’d be expecting from something far pricier. And probably with a Tesla badge on its nose.

2. Volkswagen ID 3

As Volkswagen looks to move on from the fallout of Dieselgate. The ID 3 is set to take centre-stage as the marque’s environmentally friendly wunderkind. This Golf-sized hatchback also gets the new ‘ID’ sub-brand off the mark. And aims to do so with the kind of mass-market sophistication and class-leading usability for which Volkswagen is rightly famed.Volkswagen ID 3

Built on an entirely fresh rear-engined platform. The ID 3 benefits from a long wheelbase, boosting cabin space, and is powered by a rear-mounted motor with up to 201bhp and 229lb ft. It excels in terms of maneuverability and low-speed response and, although heavy by compact car standards and rolling on wheels as big as 20in in diameter. It would seem to hit the company’s high standards for ride sophistication too. Handling is surprisingly agile, balanced and nimble.

3. Peugeot e-208

Electric Cars 2020 Peugeot e-208The all-electric version of the 208 supermini is one of several PSA Group compact EVs coming to market this year. But it’s the best-priced and also the most visually appealing. For its mix of usable range, performance, value, practicality, style, perceived quality and driver appeal. It clearly deserves to figure highly if you’re shopping for your first electric car this year.

 

Unlike more low-rent-feeling EVs. The car’s materially rich interior distinguishes it just as clearly as the stylish bodywork. Practicality is on a par with the Renault Zoe and better than in a Mini Electric. Refinement beats both of those key rivals also, and performance is fairly strong.

4. Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWh

Hyundai Kona Electric 64kWhUntil quite recently, an electric car good enough to combine a genuine 300-mile daily-use range with a sub-£30,000 price point seemed an awfully long way off. The Hyundai Kona Electric made it a reality only a couple of years ago, however. Quite a coup for its aspiring Korean maker.

By wielding what must be a sizable competitive advantage on battery buying power. Hyundai has delivered this car to the road with a sizable advantage on onboard electrical storage than plenty of the car’s it’s rivalled by in this list. That’s enough for more than 250 miles of range at typical UK motorway speeds. Or more than 300 at a slightly slower clip or around town.

That the car’s slightly low-rent. Restrictive interior doesn’t make it quite the match of a full-sized family hatchback on practicality is a bit of a disappointment. Also, there’s some frustration to be found in the car’s ride and handling, which both feel somewhat compromised by its weight and the low-friction tyres it uses. But if you want outright range for a small outlay. This is probably still where to get it.

5. Mini Electric

Mini has been a long time preparing to enter the electric cars market. But now that it finally has, it has certainly brought all of the fun factor you expect of the brand. Albeit packaged with a few equally typical usability restrictions.

Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 Based exclusively on the three-door Mini bodyshell. The Mini Electric adopts the powertrain from the BMW i3S, giving it a very healthy 181bhp and 199lb ft of torque. Performance is notably stronger than many of the cars you might compare it with in this list. While handling is grippy and darty and agile in the enduring dynamic traditions of the Mini brand.

Range is the catch. Mini claims 144 miles. In reality, depending on how and where you drive it, you’re more likely to get between 100- and 120-. And that’s in a car with a pretty small boot, whose back seats are tricky to access and little use for anyone but younger kids in any case.

This clearly isn’t a ‘one-size-fits-all’ sort of electric offering. But it’s priced surprisingly competitively. And if its limitations aren’t bothersome to you, could be the very car to show you how rewarding electric motoring can be.

6. Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EVKia’s boxy compact crossover is back for a third-generation. But this time around the Soul will be offered exclusively as an electric vehicle in European markets.

While not particularly sporty. It rides well, performs strongly and doesn’t make too much of a point of its 1682kg kerb weight. And because it makes use of the same powertrain as the slightly bigger e-Niro. It promises a WLTP-certified range of 280 miles when equipped with a 64kWh battery.

7. Nissan Leaf

The Nissan Leaf, in first-generation form, set the mould for the affordable electric cars approaching a decade ago. And in new second-generation form. It’s still right in amongst the list of contenders who are following in its tread marks.

Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 Having had a 25 per cent boost on battery capacity. The Nissan now leads some of its rivals with a WLTP-certified range of 168 miles – rising to more than 200 in the case of the range-topping 64kWh ‘e ‘ version. It’s also got significantly more power and torque than its direct predecessor; performs fairly keenly; feels like a more rounded car to drive generally. And has one of the strongest showings here on daily-use practicality for a small family.

8. Vauxhall Corsa-e

Vauxhall Corsa-eVauxhall’s sister version of the Peugeot e-208 doesn’t quite have the style or the claimed WLTP range of its French relation. Doesn’t have the imaginatively configured interior. And isn’t priced quite as keenly either. They’re fine margins by which to relegate the car so many places in this top ten chart. But that’s simply how competitive this varied class is becoming.

But don’t let that fool you into believing that this Vauxhall isn’t worth a test drive, at least. It might be a little plainer than the Peugeot but still looks handsome enough. The car’s driving experience combines genuine 180-mile everyday battery range with keen and competent handling and a comfortable ride. While 100kW DC rapid charging compatibility as standard should also be a selling point.

9. Honda E

Top 10 Best Affordable Electric Cars 2020 Honda has taken a leftfield approach with its first all-electric car. The Honda E supermini – which is unusually compact for an electric car, and innovative in several ways. A rear-mounted motor promises packaging efficiency while all-independent suspension heralds the ride and handling sophistication of a bigger car.

The car’s available in 134- and 152bhp forms, but neither has quite the battery capacity of rivals: 35.5kWh ‘gross’ is all you get here, which makes for claimed WLTP range of 137 miles maximum (with the car rolling on 16in wheels). In testing, we struggled to get much more than 100- from our 17in-equipped test car.

10. Renault Zoe

The Renault Zoe was always an appealing short-hopper electric supermini. Even when it was offered with a 22kWh battery and had only 80 miles of real-world range. The car’s usability was enhanced during a mid-life update. However, by a 41kWh battery option which, on a warm day, turns the car into one good for 150 miles of mixed real-world use.

Renault ZoeNow there is a comprehensively updated version with a significantly refreshed design plus a 52kWh battery and up to 245 miles of range on the WLTP cycle. Or around 180- to 200- in mixed real-world use. It still offers strong value for money against its competitors. With the UK government’s PiCG incentive bringing the car’s entry price down to around £25,000. It’s also still pleasing to drive: very nippy and fairly quiet. Albeit with some leaden feel to the controls.

Finally, whereas previously the Zoe couldn’t be rapid-charged at the motorway services quite as quickly as certain rivals, CCS fast charging is now an option. It may have fallen behind newer EV rivals in some ways. But the Zoe remains a good entry point into EV ownership.

Read more: American Auto Dealers Stimulated “Shock” To Survive The Covid-19 Epidemic

Top 5 Supercars: Best Supercars 2020 You Should Look Once In Your Life

American Auto Dealers Stimulated “Shock” To Survive The Covid-19 Epidemic

As the COVID-19 outbreak was showing signs of outbreaks in the United States. Procurement of supplies increased and other spending decreased. Like buying a car, bed jobs are few and likely not happening. Because users have a big problem that’s financially in this pandemic season. Especially when they lose income for a while and need to adjust their budget.

Therefore, forecasting that the US auto market sales in 2020 will be lower than in 2019. Some experts believe that the reduction rate can be very large.

This is a difficult time for the global economy in general and the whole US in particular. But now might be a good time to buy a car. Let’s see “shocked” quite “shocked” of the US car market at this time.

There are great deals

Several Chevrolet car dealerships in the US have just launched a series of attractive incentives to attract car buyers. This is the need for car dealers in the present time.

American Car Dealers

However, the “shock” incentive is not released indiscriminately, buyers need good credit ratings. 

Detroit automakers represented by the “power” trio of General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler often proved to have breakthrough innovations to stimulate demand.

This has led to many influences to other car companies that have so few shocking promotions. Especially under the pressure of the current shopping crisis.

The latest is that Nissan has started offering a Rogue Sport 2019 model lease for as low as $209 a month or can be funded at 0% interest for 60 months. And customers can get a refund face up to 4,000 USD.

Besides the preferential deals “unbelievable” as above. The US car market at this time still has many favorable offers from other car manufacturers.

Increase deferred payment incentives

Currently, the supply of cars in the US is decreasing due to the impact of the disease. But, the large number of reserved vehicles, the vehicle industry is still surviving the season.

American-Car-Dealers

Because of the large supply of cars, the active dealers are offering strong incentives to pull buyers such as low financial interest rates or deferred payment payments within 6 months.

Many carmakers are also willing to offer deferred payments. Ford has just announced the “Build to Lend a Hand” program. In which the Ford Credit finance department pays the first 90 days of payment and then suspends the next 3 months to 6 months for all models available in 2019. and 2020, except for the Super Duty model.

FCA, Hyundai, Genesis, and Nissan are also involved in providing deferred payment payments to new car buyers.


Read more: Top 5 Supercars: Best Supercars 2020 You Should Look Once In Your Life

The 10 Cheapest Cars on Sale in the U.S. Right Now

Top 5 Supercars: Best Supercars 2020 You Should Look Once In Your Life

This is TOP 5 supercars 2020 you should look once in your life. Our Top 5 supercars blends a mix of exotic metal stand out performance with stunning dynamics. But in an intensely competitive market who takes top spot?

The definition of a supercar may have changed over the past two decades. But that fact hardly makes the metal content that makes up this class any less sensational.

Here, it’s the world’s greatest mid-engined, upper-level performance machines we’re celebrating: not the very highest echelon of the performance car market, but rather the kind of cars you think about when you picture a modern Ferrari, McLaren or Lamborghini.

1. The First Of Top 5 Supercars – McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S

Leading the Top 5 Supercars list is the McLaren 720S. The McLaren 720S has succeeded where both of its predecessors (650S and MP4-12C) fell short in our supercar class chart: purely and simply, by topping it.

There are few more direct or effective ways for cars in this stratum of the performance car market to demonstrate their superiority than by accelerating faster, lapping quicker and stopping harder than any rival: the 720S does all three. In many of the performance benchmarks road testers are used to measuring, in fact, this 710bhp blockbuster is a closer match for a contemporary hypercar than one of its mid-engined opponents.

2. Ferrari F8 Tributo

Ferrari will tell you its new F8 Tributo is a replacement for the excellent 488 GTB. But in reality it’s more of a heavy facelift. That said, it’s a facelift that makes use of plenty of reworked engineering know-how from the stunning track-focussed 488 Pista and the 488 Challenge race car. So we can probably cut Ferrari some slack in this respect.

TOP 5 supercars Ferrari F8 Tributo

Anyway, its twin-turbocharged V8 now develops 710bhp and 568lb ft, and surprise surprise, it’s as devastatingly fast as ever. It might still lack some of the aural drama of the 458’s old naturally aspirated V8. But the introduction of a new Hot Tube Resonator helps pipe a dash more noise into the cabin. Variable Boost Management ramps up torque gradually, too. So it not only feels more like a non-turbo engine, but cuts turbo-lag to almost non-existent levels, too.

3. Lamborghini Huracán Evo

Lamborghini Huracán Evo

Only the makers of the world’s rarest and most expensive, handbuilt automotive exotics can now really compete with Lamborghini. When it comes to creating cars of pure combustive drama, traffic-stopping looks and feral, unfettered soul. The Huracan may be the firm’s entry-level model. But it’s no second-order offering when it comes to its sensational styling or its fantastically wild, naturally aspirated V10 engine. A motor that over-delivers in equal measure on speed, responsiveness and audible character.

The face-lifted Evo version gets rear-wheel steering and torque-vectoring. And the results raise the Huracan’s game closer to that of the McLaren and Ferrari. That you also get the 631bhp powetrain from the old, hardcore Performante seals this junior Lamborghini’s reputation as a seriously rewarding, engaging supercar.

4. Ford GT

The myth and mystique of the Ford GT. Stretching back more than five decades to the GT40’s string of successive victories at Le Mans, would have given this car a larger-than-life presence in any class in which we put it. And lends it an appeal that’s utterly unique and difficult to quantify.

TOP 5 supercars Ford GT

Originally resurrected in 2005, this ‘third coming’ of Ford’s motoring legend is a cleverly conceived road-going version of The Blue Oval’s FIA WEC endurance racer. Available in left-hand-drive only, it has a chassis and suspension more exotic than almost any rival. And an engine adapted from than of an F150 pick-up truck.

Though it’s size is foreboding, the GT has an unbelievably smooth-ride. And is refined and easy-to-place on the road for a car of its ilk. And although it doesn’t howl like an Italian V12, the car’s 647bhp V6 can still hurl you down the road with undiluted motorsport venom. A very special car, this the likes of which don’t come along often.

5. The Last Of Top 5 Supercars – Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

TOP 5 supercars Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

To end the Top 5 Supercars list, we will come to a super product, which is the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. A drive in Sant’Agata’s twelve 12-cylinder, mid-engined series-production flagship supercar is not something you’ll forget. The Aventador’s line goes all the way back through Murcielago, Diablo and Countach to the legendary Miura. And it’s a car with the stunning looks and full-blooded naked aggression to hold its own. Even in comparison with its ancestors.

It burst onto the scene with almost 700 atmospheric horsepower and Machievellian four-wheel drive five years ago. And was updated to ‘S’ specification in 2017 to include four-wheel steering and even more grunt. Now we have the heroic SVJ, which takes an already unmissable car. And turns it into the world’s greatest attention-magnet, thanks to an astonishing bodykit.

The engine – which in the SVJ 759bhp at 8500rpm – is stupendous. Even if its paddleshift transmission isn’t always worthy of it. It does feel hugely wide on the road, and is still a sledgehammer of an instrument on the track. Although it’s developed greater handling delicacy and balance in later life. As for drama? Off the scale.

Read more: TOP 6 New Supercars Launched 2020
Car buying tips amid COVID-19: Used Cars, Trucks, SUVs