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    Official: High-mpg Taylors drive a Volkswagen Passat 1,626 miles on one tank of fuel

    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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    Official: Diesel sales jump, we ask "how high"? (35 percent)

    It may come as a shock, but diesel cars are doing well outside of their traditional European home. The just-released Mazda CX-5 shows that diesels are selling beyond expectations in Japan, but the real story is that we might be seeing the start of a golden era for diesel-powered cars in the U.S. ...

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    Long Term: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: January 2012

    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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    Report: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI being investigated over potential fuel leak

    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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    Hybrid sales up 46.5% in March; Lexus CT 200h captures 3rd place

    It's that time again: March 2011 sales have been tallied and hybrid vehicles posted gains of 46.4 percent compared to the same month last year. They shot up an almost identical 46.5 percent compared to February 2011. Overall, sales of hybrid models hit 34,082 units in March, accounting for ...

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    Study: Diesels, hybrids retain more value than gasoline-fueled vehicles

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    Which type of vehicle retains the highest resale value? Well, according to a study released by Carnegie Mellon University, it's most likley to be one with a non-gasoline-fueled powertrain. CMU found that ...

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    U.S. sales of clean diesel models buck auto industry's slumping trend

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    Last month, the U.S. automotive industry experienced its weakest August sales since 1983. Overall, sales dropped off nearly 21 percent from the numbers recorded during the Cash-for-Clunkers-boosted month of ...

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    Recycling gone wild: turn your VW Jetta TDI into a Smyth Performance G3F

    Smyth Performance G3F concept – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Reduce-Reuse-Recycle is the tri-directive that could help us become more sustainable as a society. Soon, a kit for the G3F from Smyth Performance – a new venture by Factory Five Racing co-founder Mark Smith ...

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    VW reconfirms Jetta hybrid for 2012, boasts "best-in-class" MPG rating

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    Reconfirming what we already knew, Volkswagen product strategist Toscan Bennet announced that a hybrid version of the sixth-generation Jetta is definitely on the way and on schedule for a 2012 launch date. Bennet said:
    VW as a ...

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    Report: new VW Jetta TDI delayed till 2011

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    The redesigned 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is scheduled to arrive sometime before this fall, but our favorite power plant, the venerable TDI engine, will be arriving at the party a little late. Inside Line is reporting the newest version of ...

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    AAA lists top picks for commuters, fuel sippers take the lead

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    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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    2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition hits dealers, joins CC R-Line and New Beetle Red Rock

    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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    Volkswagen announces 2010 Jetta TDI Cup driver lineup

    The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup is coming back for its third season starting in April and the automaker spent several days last week evaluating young drivers before selecting 25 to take the wheel this year. Of the 25 drivers that will compete, 16 are new to the series and nine have participated in ...

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    Volkswagen of America: Full speed ahead with diesel!

    2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Since Volkswagen relaunched the Jetta TDI in late 2008 with an updated 50-state legal engine, diesel has been a major sales driver for the German company and CEO Stefan Jacoby expects that trend to continue in the coming ...

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    Discovery to air Jetta TDI Cup documentary "Racing Under Green" Jan. 18

    Last weekend, Speed TV began airing the 2009 season of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup on Saturdays and that will continue through the month of December. Those broadcasts however, only show the on-track action from green flag to checker. In motorsports, there is just as much action behind the scenes ...

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    From diesel to natural gas: Jetta TDI Cup winner off to Europe for Scirocco Cup

    Will Timmy Megenbier be able to reproduce his diesel-powered success in the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup in the natural-gas-powered Scirocco Cup in Europe next year? The answer lies only in the young driver's hands, now that he has announced that he wants to "continue his climb of the ...

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    Gale Banks breathes on the VW Jetta TDI

    Gale Banks is a name that should be very familiar to many diesel aficionados. Though Banks and the tuning company that bears his name usually work their magic on the biggest diesel pickups in the country, the technology that makes big rigs capable of pulling houses off their foundations works on ...

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    2010 VW Golf TDI starts at $21,990, rated at 29/40 mpg city/hwy - or maybe 30/42?

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    For 2010, Volkswagen is again discarding the Rabbit badge in favor of the Golf name used in the rest of the world's markets, and they will begin arriving in the U.S. in the coming weeks, beginning with the GTI. The standard Golf will ...

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    VIDEO: Inside Line resides over the battle of the fuel sippers

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    Fuel efficiency is the big buzz word in marketing circles, and with good reason. 2008's record fuel prices appears to have finally curbed America's appetite for inefficient trucks and SUVs, and customers are demanding less pain at the pump. ...

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    Diesel torque continues to propel VW and Audi sales

    2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen - click above for high-res image gallery
    Diesel-powered light duty vehicles remain in short supply in the United States and, until the VW Golf TDI arrives this fall, the Jetta remains the only relatively affordable example. The Jetta however, seems to powering ...


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