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    Official: VW Jetta Hybrid driver hits 49.9 mpg in 400-mile California eco-driving rally
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    We all know they really wanted to hit that 50 mile per gallon mark, but 49.9 mpg will have to do. That's what Frank Zauft, the most fuel-efficient driver, achieved in the first-ever "Think Blue. World Championship" competition (yes, the period's supposed to be there) that Volkswagen has conducted ...

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    2013 Volkwagen Jetta Hybrid a performer in the mountain air
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    We've already spent time behind the wheel of the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid, but when VW invited us to the high hills of Santa Fe to drive it again, we quickly accepted. After all, this is supposed to be a hybrid without compromise, and that means it should be a car that's fun to drive. On our ...

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    Official: VW admits 2013 Jetta Hybrid gets worse mpg than Prius but claims it's for a reason
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    When the 2013 Jetta Hybrid was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, Volkswagen suggested the car would get 45 miles per gallon on the combined cycle. Well, we're now 10 months closer to launch – still scheduled for some time in late 2012 at a price that starts at $24,995 ...

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    Official: Jetta Hybrid sets world speed record at 185 mph
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    After blasting down the Bonneville Salt Flats at 185 miles per hour, the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid is now the "world's fastest hybrid," according to VW. The modified Jetta Hybrid was driven by Motor Trend Associate Road Test Editor Carlos Lago, and the official speed was 185.394 mph (298.363 ...

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    Official: High-mpg Taylors drive a Volkswagen Passat 1,626 miles on one tank of fuel
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    Watch out, Wayne Gerdes, there's a new hypermiling crew in town. John and Helen Taylor – Volkswagen calls them "mileage experts" and "the world's most fuel efficient couple" – recently drove a stock 2012 Passat TDI SE all the way from Houston, TX to Sterling, VA without refueling. ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
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    Mild-Mannered Fun At 45 mpg The world doesn't need another automaker claiming to have cracked the code for a fun-to-drive hybrid. The concept hasn't worked particularly well in any application. Just ask Lexus. And Honda. Twice. Granted, we don't know how Volkswagen plans to pitch the 2013 Jetta ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: January 2012
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    Stellar fuel efficiency is still the name of the game when it comes to our long-term Volkswagen Jetta TDI, as it's averaging well over its EPA-estimated 30 city and 42 highway miles per gallon in our hands. In fact, with a deft throttle foot, it's not terribly difficult to crest the 50-mpg ...

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    Detroit: 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuts with projected 45 mpg combined rating
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    The lithium-ion battery in the new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid may be small (just 1.1 kWh), but it can pack a punch big enough to move the gas-electric to speeds up to 44 miles per hour using nothing but electrons. Throw in a combined estimated fuel efficiency rating of 45 miles per gallon and a ...

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    Diesel passenger vehicles sales slip 13% in September; VW, BMW on top
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    Oil-sippers failed to make even the slightest of dents in the U.S.' hybrid-heavy green vehicle scene. Through the end of September 2011, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. were up 30.9 percent, compared to the same nine-month period in 2010. However, at only 7,663 total units sold ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid headed for Detroit, but coupe hopes dead
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    Even though public days for the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show have only just begun, details on the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show are already starting to emerge. Volkswagen sources have divulged to Car and Driver that the automaker will unveils its Jetta Hybrid in the Motor City with the intent to ...

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    Report: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI being investigated over potential fuel leak
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching an investigation concerning 40,000 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI models. This is the result of NHTSA receiving seven complaints from Jetta TDI owners citing leakage from the fuel line to the fuel injector. If an official recall is ...

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    Ward's Auto details VW's 2.0-liter turbodiesel, a "10 Best Engines" winner
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    It's no secret that editors at Ward's Automotive are enamored with Volkswagen's fuel-efficient, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. After all, the oil-burning TDI mill did make its way onto Ward's 2011 list of "10 Best Engines." In testing the 2.0-liter engine (coupled to a six-speed ...

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    Is the VW Bora (Jetta) Protect the world's most fuel-efficient armored sedan?
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    The Volkswagen Bora Protect could possibly be the world's most fuel-efficient, factory-built armored sedan. Powered by the automaker's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and paired to VW's six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, the Protect version of the Bora (called the Jetta in the ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigation into 100,000 VW and Audi diesels intensifies
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    2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI (MkVI) – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to The Detroit News, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is turning up the heat on its investigation into faulty Volkswagen fuel pumps. The administration has announced that it is currently ...

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    German chancellor Merkel visits VW Group's electric cars, hybrids in Berlin
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    The National Platfrom for Electric Mobility was officially launched in Berlin, Germany on Monday and the Volkswagen Group showed off its upcoming array of hybrid and plug-in vehicles for chancellor Angela Merkel. The platform is a public-private alliance to promote the use of electrified vehicles. ...

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    Report: VW to shake up order of electric vehicles, mass-produced Golf coming first
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    Volkswagen e-up! concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Our German is not quite as good as it once was. Truth is, our understanding of the language is limited to Google translations. With that aside, a news agency in Germany is reporting that Volkswagen has shaken up plans for its ...

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    85% of Jetta SportWagens sold in March were diesel-powered
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    Volkswagen of America, Inc. reported that clean diesels made up 85 percent of the 2,018 Jetta SportWagens sold in March. The load lugger's sales were up 78.9 percent year-on-year in March. Overall, the company's March 2010 sales rose 40.9 percent year-on-year to 22,148 total units – its ...

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    AAA lists top picks for commuters, fuel sippers take the lead
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    Click above for high-res gallery of AAA's Top Commuter Car Picks
    The American Automobile Association of America (AAA) has revealed its top picks in commuter vehicles, with an eyebrow-raising potluck of conveyances from which to choose. Judged on "practicality, safety, comfort, fuel efficiency and ...

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    Volkswagen announces electrification plan, 500 Golf EVs in 2011
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    Volkswagen e-up! concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A day before the opening of the Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn has announced a plan for electrifying the brand's model lineup. While the absurdly expensive new Touareg hybrid probably won't make much ...

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    2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition hits dealers, joins CC R-Line and New Beetle Red Rock
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    2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is rolling three new special edition vehicles into dealership showrooms as we speak, and at least two of them are worth a look. First, though, we have the New Beetle Red Rock Edition. A two-toned ...

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