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

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 the first diesel hot hatchback, as powerful TDI models of the car have been sold in Europe for well over a decade. Now, U.S... read more

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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


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: Live Gallery From Chicago Auto Show

While Volkswagen didn't host a press conference to launch its new diesel Beetle, the carmaker put the 2013 Beetle TDI on display at the Chicago Auto Show in its first U.S... read more February 8, 2012 by  0


 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

Volkswagen Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Due At Chicago Auto Show

It's been six years since the last Volkswagen Beetle TDI was on sale in North America, but Volkswagen has now announced a brand new model. Due to be launched at the 2012... read more February 2, 2012 by  0


 
Volkswagen Up five-door

Volkswagen Up Five-Door Minicar: Forbidden Fruit

The regular Volkswagen Up minicar, revealed in full at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, is already a favorite "forbidden fruit" of ours. What's not to like? It's a well-built... read more January 25, 2012 by  1


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo – Copyright High Gear Media

2013 VW Beetle TDI Diesel To Launch At Chicago Auto Show

At last week’s Detroit Auto Show, we got our first glimpse of what an all-electric Volkswagen Beetle could look like thanks to VW’s e-Bugster concept car. At next... read more January 20, 2012 by  1


 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

Volkswagen has for many years pushed clean-diesel TDI options to car buyers interested in better fuel-efficiency, with the Touareg Hybrid given a very small second stage. But... read more January 13, 2012 by  5


 
Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept electric two-seat coupe, 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen E-Bugster Electric Concept: Detroit Auto Show Details

It wouldn't be an auto show without concept cars, and the Detroit Auto Show this year has its share. From Volkswagen comes a new take on a familiar shape: the Volkswagen... read more January 9, 2012 by  5


 
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