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Volkswagen's Future Engines: All Turbo For Gasoline & Diesel

Volkswagen's Future Engines: All Turbo For Gasoline & Diesel

No more conventional gasoline engines for Volkswagen. The German automaker will phase out naturally aspirated engines for U.S. models over the next three or four years in favor of an all-turbocharged lineup. The news came from Mark Trahan, VW’s executive vice president for group quality, in... read more

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2013 Audi TDI range

Audi Urges Diesel-Friendly Regulations, Holds DC Diesel Rally

Diesel vehicles can be far more fuel-efficient than gasoline cars, but Audi feels its TDI diesel models are being treated unfairly by Federal and state lawmakers. Last week... read more September 6, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen e-Golf and e-Up electric cars

Volkswagen e-Golf & e-Up Electric Cars Set For Frankfurt Debut

Volkswagen will debut production versions of two new electric cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The Volkswagen e-Golf and e-Up are the realization of several years... read more August 28, 2013 by 


 
Volkswagen Golf TDI BlueMotion

VW Wants Federal Incentives To Encourage Diesel Sales

Electric vehicles are already subject to reams of federal and local incentives to encourage the market's growth, and now Volkswagen wants similar incentives for the sale of... read more August 23, 2013 by 


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Car Manufacturing, Assembly Gets Greener As Plants Cut Waste, Energy Use

You could produce the cleanest, greenest vehicle on the road, but if your factory belches out black smoke and creates thousands of tons of landfill, that car's green... read more August 13, 2013 by  5


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show

VW Confirms New TDI Clean Diesel Engine Details For U.S.

Volkswagen Group of America has confirmed that its latest generation of 2.0-liter clean diesel engines will debut in the U.S. in the second half of 2014. The engine, a... read more August 6, 2013 by  5


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR

2014 Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Passat Get Smaller, More Efficient Engines

Volkswagen is finally dropping its long-serving 2.5-liter gasoline engine from several models, in favor of a more efficient, downsized turbocharged 1.8-liter. The 1.8... read more July 11, 2013 by  5


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (Euro spec)  -  First Drive, Wolfsburg, June 2013

VW Plans XL1-Derived Vehicles, Ultra-Budget Car

Volkswagen is best-known for its diesel vehicles for those associating the German automaker with fuel efficiency, but its future plans stretch well beyond endless TDI models... read more July 8, 2013 by  2


 
European version of the Golf Wagon (AKA Jetta SportWagen)

Hot VW Golf GTD Diesel Confirmed For U.S. Sales, Debuts 2015

Forbidden fruit no longer: Volkswagen's hottest diesel Golf, the GTD, looks like it's finally coming to the U.S. As Automotive News reports (via Autoblog), the German... read more July 3, 2013 by  3


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf Variant

2015 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen: We Drive It In Europe (In Golf Drag)

Now approaching its 30th year and in its 7th incarnation, the Volkswagen Golf is a mainstay of the European car market. Offering everything from economical TDI diesel family... read more July 3, 2013 by  9


 
Volkswagen buggy up! Concept

Volkswagen To Produce Beach Buggy Based On Up Minicar?

Wind back the clock to September 2011, and one car in particular was making headlines at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: The Volkswagen Up. VW devoted a huge area of its stand... read more June 28, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI achieves a Guinness record-breaking 78 MPG

Volkswagen Passat TDI Smashes World Record With 78 MPG On U.S. Trip

Two drivers have set a new Guinness World Record for achieving the lowest fuel consumption in the lower 48 states in a non-hybrid car. Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Bob Winger... read more June 27, 2013 by  8


 
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI fuel economy world record attempt

Volkswagen Passat TDI Aims For 68 MPG On U.S. Road Trip

Volkswagen's 2013 Passat TDI is the most efficient diesel vehicle currently on sale. Its EPA-rated figures of 31 mpg city, 43 highway and 35 combined put it above a throng of... read more June 11, 2013 by  8


 
'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

VW To Help Prevent Diesel Misfueling With Dealer Retrofit

It's ironic that one of the best characteristics of modern diesels is also their downfall, for many owners. New diesels are so refined, and some owners so unused to filling... read more May 22, 2013 by  7


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf, at 2013 New York Auto Show

2015 VW Golf Sheds Even More Weight With Optional Carbon Roof

Volkswagen has made large strides in most areas with the 2015 Golf, but largest of all is the car's weight reduction. Some models are over 200 pounds lighter than their... read more May 7, 2013 by  1


 
2014 Volkswagen e-Up electric minicar

VW Talks Future Tech: Plug-Ins, Natural Gas, 10-Speed Transmissions

Volkswagen chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn covered virtually every area of green technology in his talk at the recent Vienna Motor Symposium. Plug-in cars, natural gas... read more April 29, 2013 by  6


 
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