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VW: Americans Won't Pay More For Gas-Saving Extras

VW: Americans Won't Pay More For Gas-Saving Extras

Last week, at the 2012 Paris Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled its all-new 2014 Golf family, including the highly-efficient VW Golf BlueMotion diesel. A car, which as Volkswagen has already stated, the U.S. won’t be getting. That’s because Americans aren’t willing to pay extra for... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Golf (European spec)

2014 Volkswagen Golf Revealed In Full Before Paris Show

Volkswagen has sold over 29 million Golfs since its original European launch in 1974. That gives you some idea of how important a new model is to the company--and the buying... read more September 5, 2012 by  0


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype – Copyright High Gear Media

Volkswagen Golf Blue-e-motion: Prototype Drive Report (Video)

Driving pre-production prototypes of new electric cars is part of life here at GreenCarReports, as it enables us to give you the best possible evaluation of an up-coming new... read more July 25, 2012 by  9


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf GTD (Euro)

2014 Volkswagen Golf: Will U.S. Finally Get GTD Diesel Hot Hatch?

Volkswagen is often credited with inventing the "hot hatchback", when the original Golf GTI emerged in the mid-1970s. The company could also lay reasonable claim to inventing... read more July 20, 2012 by  9


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Quick Drive

It's not all that fuel efficient, but it's more fun to drive than we expected. That's our reaction to a quick drive last month in a blue 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It's the... read more June 21, 2012 by  3


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Coupe Pricing Announced

Volkswagen has announced pricing details for its 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, the only clean diesel vehicle in the compact coupe category. When it goes on sale in August, the... read more June 11, 2012 by  0


 
John and Helen Taylor achieve 1,626 miles on a tank of Diesel in a VW Passat TDI

One Fill, 1626 Miles? Meet The Taylors And Their VW Passat Diesel

There are many routes to outstanding fuel efficiency, but it's often diesel that's chosen to demonstrate the highest mpg numbers and longest distances. Mileage experts Helen... read more May 8, 2012 by  25


 
2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition

Best Used Green Car To Buy: Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Last week we started a series of the Five Best Used Green Cars To Buy. We've already looked at two of the best-known green cars, the 2004-2009 Toyota Prius and the 2006-2011... read more April 30, 2012 by  4


 
Volkswagen E-Bugster: 2012 Beijing Auto Show

Roofless Volkswagen E-Bugster Electric Concept At Beijing Auto Show

Not everyone is a fan of the classic Volkswagen Bug, but nobody can deny that it's an icon. It was certainly no surprise when Volkswagen decided to launch a re-make back in... read more April 23, 2012 by  7


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Guys Love It, Mission Accomplished

Believe it or not, Volkswagen’s modern-day take on the classic Beetle has been in production for 14 years. But its cutesy curves and large, bug-like eyes meant many men... read more March 23, 2012 by  1


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype – Copyright High Gear Media

2014 Volkswagen Golf Electric Model Confirmed For Late 2013

Volkswagen has confirmed that an all-electric version of its Golf compact hatchback will go on sale in the U.S. late next year as a 2014 model. The president of Volkswagen of... read more March 13, 2012 by  4


 
2010 Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen’s New Engine Turns Off Cylinders To Save You Gas

You may not know this, but internal combustion engines are only efficient during a tiny part of their total operating range. And that means when driving at lower speeds when... read more March 9, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Volkswagen Cross Coupe TDI plug-in hybrid concept

Volkswagen Cross Coupe Concept: 130 MPG SUV Due At Geneva

While some carmakers go down the entirely electric route and others explore different branches of hybrid technology, Volkswagen is best known for its efforts with turbodiesel... read more March 5, 2012 by  1


 
Volkswagen Golf Blue e-Motion

Volkswagen Plugs In, Starts eGolf Test Fleet In California

On Friday last week, Volkswagen officially marked the start of its U.S. electric car test program by shipping an all-electric Golf to its Electronic Research Laboratory in... read more February 27, 2012 by  0


 
2011 Volkswagen Golf R

Smaller Engine Watch: VW 1.4 Turbo To Replace 2.5 Five In U.S.?

We've been saying for a long time that one way carmakers will meet new, tougher gas-mileage rules is to make their engines smaller but more efficient. Ford's EcoBoost lineup... read more February 27, 2012 by  2


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf blue-e-motion prototype – Copyright High Gear Media

2015 VW Golf Plug-in Hybrid To Debut At 2012 Paris Motor Show

Back in the 1980s, Volkswagen worked on producing both fully-electric and plug-in hybrid versions of its Mk II Rabbit -- also known as the Mk II VW Golf. It’s been no... read more February 10, 2012 by  1


 
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