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The 1.4-liter TSI gasoline engine from Volkswagen was awarded an “Engine of the Year Award” for the seventh consecutive time in the 1.0 to 1.4 liter displacement category. This makes the 1.4-liter TSI the most successful engine in the 15-year history of this international engine technology competition. In addition, Volkswagen received the coveted “Best New […]

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The finalists for the first annual Canadian Green Car Award were revealed today; they represent a select group of five. The winner, to be selected among this group, will be announced Friday, April 12 at the Green Living Show, in the Direct Energy Centre at Toronto’s Exhibition Place. The finalists were selected by members of […]

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Taking its place atop the Jetta lineup, Volkswagen’s range of new hybrid versions promise good performance and fuel economy. The 2013 Jetta Hybrid is part of an about-face by VW Group to go the way of hybridization, and more models are expected to follow. It’s presently the second VW-badged hybrid aside from the Toureg, and […]

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With the Jetta Hybrid coming on sale this month, Volkswagen becomes the manufacturer to offer U.S. consumers the most vehicles able to reach or better 40 mpg on the highway. Offered with EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 48 mpg on the highway, 42 mpg in the city, and a combined rating of 45 mpg, the […]

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After years of arguing that clean diesel is a better efficiency strategy compared to hybrids, Volkswagen is switching gears. In a statement issued more than a year ago—on the eve of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show—Martin Winterkorn, VW chairman of the board, said, “We will take the hybrid out of its niche status with our […]

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Volkswagen, along with other European auto companies, has long proclaimed diesels as a better green strategy than hybridization. True, diesels are efficient and practical, but in the U.S., they have a reputation of being noisy and smelly. VW has worked hard to overcome that image with cars like the Jetta TDI but now are apparently […]

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