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The redesigned 2015 Jetta has been named an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) 2014 TOP SAFETY PICK+ when equipped with the optional Forward Collision Warning system. The 2015 Jetta is currently on sale in U.S. dealerships and offers three gasoline engines, a TDI Clean Diesel, and a hybrid powertrain. These Jetta models offer a […]

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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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The new VW Golf reaching our shores mark the beginning of the availability of VW’s new platform, known as MBQ, on which most future models, hybrid and regular, will be based. With the launch of the all-new Golf and Golf GTI, Volkswagen is introducing the Modular Transverse Matrix — the German acronym is MQB — […]

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Volkswagen announced the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee will be building the brand’s new midsize SUV. Diesel and/or hybrid powertrains are expected to be available on this new seven passenger SUV. The Group said it will be investing a total of approximately $900 million in the production of a newly developed, seven-passenger SUV, and creating 2,000 […]

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Volkswagen is investing in connectivity by acquiring assets from Blackberry. The Volkswagen Group announced it is taking over BlackBerry’s European research and development center in Bochum, Germany. With the newly founded Volkswagen Infotainment GmbH, the Wolfsburg-based automotive group said it is further expanding its expertise and capabilities in the field of vehicle connectivity. Through its […]

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Volkswagen has revealed the first technical details of the all-new Passat sedan and wagon, ahead of the cars’ unveiling in July and their public premiere at the Paris Motor Show in October. The eighth-generation European Passat will bring with it a range of new technologies and features, to ensure that even after 41 years and […]

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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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Expect to see greener Volkswagen, SAIC and FAW vehicles on Chinese roads in the future. The Volkswagen Group announced March 31 it will be cooperating more closely with its Chinese joint venture partners SAIC Motor Co. and First Automotive Works (FAW) Group in the field of forward-looking technologies. Joint declarations to that effect were signed […]

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The Volkswagen XL1, also known as the world’s most fuel-efficient hybrid car, is already becoming a museum piece! The XL1 will be displayed at the Design Museum in London alongside other examples of design excellence and Designs of the Year award nominees from a range of disciplines. The display started March 27 and goes on […]

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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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