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Volkswagen Developing Twin-Turbo 2-Liter Diesel, 10-Speed Direct-Shift Gearbox

Volkswagen Developing Twin-Turbo 2-Liter Diesel, 10-Speed Direct-Shift Gearbox

Volkswagen has set itself a target of improving the efficiency of its future models as much as 15 percent by 2020. To do so, the firm is working on a new generation of twin-turbocharged diesel engines, as well confirming its plans for a new ten-speed dual-clutch transmission. Both will find their... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2015 VW Golf TDI SportWagen Concept: New York Auto Show Debut

Next week's New York Auto Show will see the debut of a car bound to appeal to fans of diesel wagons everywhere. Aha, you say, it's the new Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen! Well... read more April 12, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Jetta

VW Passat, Jetta, Beetle Sales Suspended Over Transmission Leaks

Volkswagen has told dealerships across the country to halt the sale of some of its vehicles while it investigates transmission leaks. 2014 Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, Beetle... read more April 10, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf (European model) test drive, Berlin, March 2014

Volkswagen Could Offer Wireless Electric Car Charging By 2017

Volkswagen is on a plug-in car push right now, releasing several plug-in vehicles over the course of this year and the next. It's keen to invest in related technology too... read more April 3, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen T2 Elektro, historic VW electric car at Tempelhof Airport, Berlin

Volkswagen Shows Off Its 40-Year History Of Electric Cars

While its new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf will be the first-ever plug-in electric VW sold in the U.S., the German carmaker has a surprisingly long history of prototype electric... read more March 31, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf (European model) test drive, Berlin, March 2014

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Drive Report, First U.S. Sale Details

The 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is the German maker's first production electric car to be offered for sale in the U.S. On sale late this year, it adds a plug-in electric... read more March 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show

2015 VW Golf, Beetle, Passat, Jetta All Get New Clean Diesel Engine

Volkswagen's most popular vehicles will all receive a new engine in the second half of the year, in the shape of the company's latest 2-liter turbodiesel unit. The new EA288... read more March 19, 2014 by 


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

As Gas Mileage Rises, Energy To Make Cars Gets More Important

As vehicles all over the world slowly get more fuel-efficient, the energy required to make them--and their thousands of parts--is coming to represent a higher proportion of... read more March 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen To Triple Battery Capacity With Lithium-Air Technology?

Fossil fuels may not be the cleanest way of powering us between two points on a map, but there's little doubt they offer convenience. So far, scientists have struggled to... read more March 13, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid  -  2014 Geneva Auto Show live photos

Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid: Live Photos From Geneva

Let's get the bad news out the way first: The Volkswagen Golf GTE won't be coming to the U.S. For whatever reason, VW has decided that American customers don't want a... read more March 7, 2014 by 


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf GTE

Volkswagen Golf GTE Plug-In Hybrid: Geneva Motor Show Preview

Volkswagen has released full details of its all-new Golf GTE, a plug-in hybrid model making its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The German automaker has chosen the... read more February 20, 2014 by 


 
Honda Vision XS-1 concept [Photo courtesy of MotorBeam].

Tiny SUVs Shown By Chevy, VW, Honda At India Auto Expo

Automotive fashion plates now have a new trend to follow: very small SUVs. At the 2014 India Auto Expo in New Delhi, automakers debuted a crop of concept models with... read more February 5, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf electric car leaked images

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... read more January 31, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Launches New, More Efficient Polo Subcompact In Europe

Back in the early 1970s, Volkswagen hit something of a milestone: It had sold over 15 million examples of its evergreen Beetle compact car. At 14 million and counting, it... read more January 28, 2014 by 


 
Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Concept, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion Concept: High-MPG Model At Detroit Auto Show

At next week's Detroit Auto Show, VW will take the wraps off a concept car that previews a new and more fuel-efficient version of its mainstream Passat mid-size sedan. The... read more January 8, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Volkswagen, Audi & Porsche Grow Diesel Sales Beyond 100,000 In 2013

For drivers whose travel include long stretches of high-speed highways, diesel cars offer a fuel-efficient alternative to gasoline vehicles. For many years, the biggest... read more January 6, 2014 by 


 
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