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Volkswagen revealed its 2015 Jetta powered by the brand’s new TDI Clean Diesel starts at $21,640. The updated car features the turbocharged EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine, a refreshed exterior, and what the company describes as being a host of newly-available driver assistance systems. These driver assistance systems include Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, […]

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As automakers are contemplating more diesel models for the U.S., some in Europe are backing away as EU authorities admit failures after two decades of trying to curb emissions from a technology that could cause cancer. Turbo diesels are the most thermally efficient engines available, deliver high torque, typically higher mpg, and lower CO2. In […]

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It can be tough trying to oust a popularity contest favorite even if you too have a pretty face, and a fair degree of talent. And so it has been thus far for Chevrolet’s Cruze Turbo Diesel that went on sale in June 2013 with a German Opel engine refined at GM labs in Torino, […]

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Volkswagen’s Jetta TDI earned a 5-star safety rating as the company works also to introduce a lower-priced model, the Value Edition. The news came yesterday, when Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that the 2014 Jetta has earned a 5-star Safety Rating from the government’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Jetta joins the Passat and […]

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General Motors has posted a video showing yet another potential advantage offered by the pending 2013 Chevrolet Cruze turbo diesel over the Volkswagen Jetta TDI. At least that’s the hope, because the competitive advantages appear to possibly be mixed with disadvantages as well, such as a starting price higher by $730, and city mpg lower […]

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The market for U.S. diesel cars has been inching upwards, but still remains a small fraction of gasoline-powered cars, and Automotive News today presented a video overview as to why it sees this as so. According to Senior Writer Jesse Snyder, the value is just not there. In a broad overview without naming specific models, […]

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The Jetta has traditionally been Volkswagen’s top seller in the U.S. and previous generations were little more than versions of the Golf two- and four-door hatchback sedans. That changed with Jetta’s model-year 2011 redesign – although the SportWagen retained its Golf-heritage with new front sheetmetal to mimic the sedan’s looks. The redesign dropped the Jetta’s […]

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The Jetta has traditionally been Volkswagen’s top seller in the U.S. and previous generations were little more than versions of the Golf two- and four-door hatchback sedans. That changed with Jetta’s model-year 2011 redesign – although the SportWagen retained its Golf-heritage with new front sheetmetal to mimic the sedan’s looks. The redesign dropped the Jetta’s […]

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Not so long ago the U.S. vehicle market was all but diesel-free, thanks in part to California’s strict air standards that prohibit high nitrogen oxide emitters. But with the debut of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI in 2008 and subsequent releases from Mercedes, BMW and Audi, diesel’s fortunes here are beginning to change. Far from the […]

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Hybrid cars usually outsell clean diesel vehicles by about three times. But the disruption in supply of hybrids and related components (due to Japan’s earthquake in March) has apparently pushed efficient diesels higher on the shopping list of buyers wanting more miles per gallon. “American’s have never had so many vehicle fuel and technology choices, […]

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