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Upcoming Volkswagen Golf Plug-In Hybrid To Be Dubbed GTE Model

Upcoming Volkswagen Golf Plug-In Hybrid To Be Dubbed GTE Model

First, there were the all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI models. Then came the diesel-powered Golf GTD. Now, Volkswagen will create a sporty-hatchback GT trilogy with the GTE. GTE stands for GT Electric, and it will be the badge worn by Volkswagen's upcoming Golf plug-in hybrid model--distinct... read more

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2013 Nissan Sentra, short test drive, Los Angeles, Feb 2013

2013 Nissan Sentra Quick Highway Fuel-Economy Test Drive

We hadn't driven a 2013 Nissan Sentra, the all-new compact sedan, until last week. And our drive was hardly representative, since we spent the bulk of it in the peculiar... read more February 25, 2013 by  3


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel, 2013 Chicago Auto Show [photo: Steve Fecht for Chevrolet]

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: More Details From Chicago Show

Three years after the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan was launched as a 2011 model, it gains a new model with a diesel engine for 2014--although there appears to be some... read more February 11, 2013 by  8


 
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Clean Turbo Diesel: Full Details

It's been a long time coming, but the wraps are now off Chevy's first diesel-powered passenger car since 1986. The 2014 Chevrolet Clean Turbo Diesel model is being unveiled... read more February 7, 2013 by  62


 
Lincoln MKC Concept, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Lincoln MKC Concept Crossover: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos

Luxury brands have been expanding into smaller vehicles for a while now, and the Lincoln MKC Concept unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show continues that trend. The smallest... read more January 16, 2013 by  1


 
2011 Toyota Matrix

2013 Toyota Matrix Compact Hatchback To Be Last Of The Line?

The 2013 Toyota Matrix five-door compact hatchback has always been the Toyota that gets ignored. Now comes word that it may, in fact, leave the market altogether when the... read more December 17, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, upstate New York, Dec 2012

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: First Drive

Every auto journalist has biases; ours is a predisposition to Subarus, of which we've owned four. So we were eager to test the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, a new model this... read more December 5, 2012 by  11


 
2013 Toyota RAV4

New Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Is Likely On The Way, And Soon Too

Today, if you want a crossover utility vehicle that gets good fuel economy, you can have a hybrid or a diesel--but only in a mid-size vehicle. There are no hybrid compact... read more December 4, 2012 by  6


 
2013 Honda Civic sedan range live photos, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

2013 Honda Civic: Updates And Live Photos From LA Auto Show

It's quite unusual for an auto company to make significant changes to a car--especially a successful one--just a year after it launched. But the 2013 Honda Civic introduced... read more November 29, 2012 by  3


 
2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

2014 Kia Forte: Los Angeles Auto Show Live Photos

Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Kia took the wraps off its new compact car, the 2014 Kia Forte. As our live images from the show floor demonstrate, the 2014 Forte is a... read more November 28, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, Marin County, CA, Nov 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is the first plug-in hybrid from Ford to hit the road, and the company sold 144 of them in October even before letting journalists drive the car... read more November 19, 2012 by  46


 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Oct 2012

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: First Drive

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid gives VW something it hasn’t had before: a way to appeal to hybrid buyers who won’t consider its TDI diesels—no matter how... read more November 5, 2012 by  5


 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: What Do You Want To Know?

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sedan was never going to match the 50-mpg combined fuel economy rating of this year's mileage champ, the Toyota Prius. When the new Jetta... read more October 30, 2012 by  16


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, Catskill Mountains, NY, Oct 2012

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: Quick Gas-Mileage Test

Gas mileage in hybrid vehicles can be a tricky thing. Depending on how they're designed--and at what speeds their electric motors kick in--their efficiency can vary... read more October 22, 2012 by  23


 
2011 Infiniti Etherea Concept

Infiniti’s New Compact Won’t Be Outsourced To Magna Styr

Luxury automaker Infiniti desperately needs a compact offering to counter cars like the Mercedes-Benz A Class, the Audi A3 and the BMW 1-Series. Its 2011 concept, the... read more October 19, 2012 by  0


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)

2014 Volkswagen Golf Preview: Lighter, Larger, More Efficient

The new, seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf was unveiled early last month in Berlin, but more models were added to the lineup at last week's Paris Auto Show. And while... read more October 3, 2012 by  5


 
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