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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed, Offers 40 MPG With Diesel Engine

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed, Offers 40 MPG With Diesel Engine

It’s been more than a decade since Volkswagen’s new-generation ‘New Beetle’ first hit showrooms but a successor is finally here, making its debut this week at the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show before reappearing just a couple of days later at the 2011 New York Auto Show. It... read more

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Center Stage:  VW's Latest GLI

VW Unwraps 2012 Jetta GLI at 2011 Chicago Auto Show

After a brief hiatus, the Darth Vader of Jettas is back. Background: In 1984, VW tweaked the suspension, bumped engine power, revised transmission ratios and bolstered front... read more February 9, 2011 by  0


 
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Volkswagen's 79-MPG Up Hatchback, But Only For Europeans

With fuel-efficiency and emissions regulations tightening all over the world, carmakers continue to push the limits on how economical a production car can get. The latest... read more February 7, 2011 by  4


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

VW Develops Car That Can Travel 313 Miles On Single Gallon

Volkswagen unveiled a new car at the 2011 Qatar Motor Show this week, a car that also caught the attention of the BBC in the UK. The car they unveiled isn’t a... read more January 26, 2011 by  0


 
Volkswagen XL1 Concept

Volkswagen Says It Will Build 2-Seat, 260-MPG Plug-In Hybrid

What's good gas mileage? 30 mpg? 40 mpg? The 50-mpg combined rating of the 2011 Toyota Prius, the most fuel-efficient car sold in the U.S. this year? Nah. How about 261 miles... read more January 25, 2011 by  26


 
THINK City on hire in the Alps

Can Electric-Car Clubs And Shows Really Bring In Buyers?

As an electric car enthusiast or recently-converted gearhead, you'll no doubt be aware of the huge variety of clubs out there for virtually any make and model or automotive... read more January 4, 2011 by  4


 
Audi A1 e-tron Concept

VW Vexed By 'Anarchic' Audi A1 E-Tron Electric? Nein, Says Audi

We've loved the concept of the Audi A1 e-Tron concept since its launch at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show last March. It's a range-extended electric vehicle (like the 2011 Chevy... read more January 4, 2011 by  0


 
diesel and AdBlue fillers in Audi Q7 TDI

Green Advice: You Filled A Diesel Car With Gasoline; Now What?

Unless you're Argonne Laboratories, putting gasoline into a diesel fueled car is a bad problem. Maybe it was brain fade. Perhaps you rented or borrowed an unfamiliar car. Or... read more December 29, 2010 by  3


 
1985 VW CityStromer

1985 Electric Volkswagen Golf To Return To Factory of its Birth

When I met last month with Volkswagen to ride inside a prototype 2012 Golf Blue e-motion, I was eager to experience this all-electric version of its popular 2011 Golf... read more December 14, 2010 by  4


 
2011 Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen To Bring Golf R To United States

We’ve had to wait quite a long time for a new hot hatch from Germany, but now it seems that one is close to arrival. Tuned by the in-house R team at Volkswagen, the... read more December 12, 2010 by  0


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2012 Volkswagen New Midsize Sedan

With the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show past us, it's time to look toward January's 2011 Detroit Auto Show. Which should have a lot of interesting green cars, if early reports... read more December 10, 2010 by  0


 
Audi A1 e-tron Concept

VW, Daimler: There’s a Future in Electric Cars, Not Quite Yet

Can there ever be such a thing as too much honesty when it comes to frank discussions about your company policy? Normally we’d say no, but when you start to sow the... read more November 15, 2010 by  7


 
2013 VW Golf Blue-e-motion prototype

First Ride: 2013 VW Golf Blue-E-Motion Prototype

It’s a little-known fact that between the late 1970s and mid 1990s Volkswagen made a series of limited-run electric cars based on the VW Golf platform. Thirty years... read more November 9, 2010 by  0


 
Fiat 500 TwinAir two-cylinder engine

Volkswagen Won’t Follow Fiat’s Lead With Two-Cylinder Engine

In Europe Fiat sells its funky 500 minicar with an optional 0.9-liter two-cylinder engine that when equipped with an automatic transmission returns an impressive fuel economy... read more November 8, 2010 by  1


 
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2012 VW Up Minicar On Sale In Europe Next Year, Already Priced

VW hasn't yet unveiled the final version of its upcoming Up minicar, which will be smaller than the smallest vehicle it sells in Europe today, the Volkswagen Polo subcompact... read more November 5, 2010 by  0


 
2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)

VW Will Differentiate Its Hybrids By Making Them Sporty

Volkswagen is intent on becoming the world’s leading automaker by 2018 and that means being the top dog in every segment, including hybrid and electric vehicles... read more November 3, 2010 by  0


 
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