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The newest iteration of Volkswagen’s iconic Golf was unveiled today in New York pending its launch as a 2015 model. Highlighting various features of the updated design based on VW’s versatile “tool kit” MQB platform, Design Group head Walter de Silva promised an altogether improved lineup, including new clean diesel models. The Golf TDI Clean […]

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Recently Volkswagen revealed it will have a 10-speed transmission available for multiple models, and its next-gen Euro diesels will get more potent engines as well. The 10-speed dual clutch automatic is to go with the highly modular MQB platform. This will be the basis for the new Golf, next-generation Passatt, a seven-seater SUV and Audi’s […]

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A new TDI engine is coming to VW vehicles for 2015 and some details about it were revealed yesterday. Douglas Skorupski, manager of Technical Strategy, Volkswagen of America, presented the launch details of the company’s newest TDI Clean Diesel engine, designated EA288, during a presentation delivered at the Automotive World Megatrends USA conference in Dearborn, […]

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Today Volkswagen Group of America reported it had sold over 100,000 Volkswagen and Audi TDI-powered vehicles in the United States this year. This is the first time it has reached this sales level in a calendar year. Volkswagen and Audi currently offer 12 different TDI Clean Diesel powered models in the U.S. “Selling more than100,000 […]

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Marketed as being a car using around 3 liter of gasoline per 100 kilometers, Volkswagen’s Golf TDI BlueMotion has proven itself to be the real deal after a 995 miles run on a single tank. On a trip from Nantes to Copenhagen, the Golf, equipped with a TDI engine, used 2.92 liters of diesel per […]

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Today the Volkswagen XL1 makes its U.S. debut at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) Conference at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The XL1, known as the most fuel-efficient and aerodynamic production car in the world, returns an estimated European combined fuel consumption rating of 261 mpg (more than 200 mpg estimated in the […]

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Volkswagen will hold the North American unveiling of the next generation of its popular Golf hatchback at the New York auto show. Yes, the TDI version will be back. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf is said to be bigger inside and out, lighter, more fuel efficient, and safer than the vehicle it replaces. Volkswagen also said […]

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The 2012 Jetta Hybrid will emphasize power instead of efficiency. That’s according to comments made by Michael Hinz, Jetta technical project manager, published today by UK’s Autocar website. “Are hybrids really fuel efficient? Not really, as you are adding more weight,” said Hinz. “Yes, we could do a power hybrid. We’re certainly not going to […]

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Diesel engines have traditionally delivered better fuel mileage than their gas counterparts, and today, thanks to technology, their emissions output rivals gas powertrains. Adding an electric hybrid system to a diesel would, therefore, seem to make sense—a green car with superb fuel economy. For years, Volkswagen has showcased a number of diesel-hybrid concept vehicles. That […]

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After more than three years of rumors, Volkswagen has acknowledged that it is considering bringing a subcompact car to the US market in order to compete with other small car offerings, such as the Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit. Earlier this week, Stefan Jacoby, president of Volkswagen Group America told The Detroit News, “We could […]

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