21 hrs ago
'Pleasantly surprised' with Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
Debi Altberg wasn't searching for a hybrid when she recently visited Seacoast Volkswagen intending to buy a second Volkswagen, but when the decision came down to which vehicle had the best fuel economy and highest miles per gallon, Altberg was sold on the new turbocharged Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid.
23 hrs ago
Car and Driver
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Driven: Dispassionately Potent
In rural northern Germany, a 35-million investment has transformed a munitions depot into the BIlster Berg racetrack, a 19-turn, 2.5-mile playground.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Diesel cars: Gaining popularity with improvements
Diesel engines today meet the same emissions standards as gasoline vehicles. Improvements in fuel injection and electronic engine control technologies have increased power and fuel efficiency.
Sat Jun 15, 2013
Honda Civic, Kia Rio Win Tow Car Awards in U.K.
If you need any more evidence that the automotive cultures are different between Europe and the U.S. you need look no further at the list of winners of the 2013 Tow Car Awards, conducted collaboratively between Practical Caravan and What Car? Magazines for the U.K.'s Camping and Caravanning Club.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Gas-sipping Toyota Prius C is 'City' cool
The fourth model in the newly expanded Prius lineup, this is the least expensive Toyota hybrid, and has fuel economy even better than that of the groundbreaking Prius compact hatchback.
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: Quick Drive
Boasting an EPA-estimated 27/46/33 mpg city/highway/combined, the diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan is now hitting dealerships in select cities.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
New Cruze Diesel is just like a 1972 Camaro, except when it's nota
From the Department Of Silly Press Releases comes this missive from deep within the bowels of the Renaissance Center, Junior Wool-Pulling Division, located next to the Quizno's.
Lightweight Strategies of Key Global Automotive OEMs
Body in White is Expected to Contribute an Average 15% Weight Reduction by 2020 This study provides a strategic analysis of the lightweight strategies of key global automotive original equipment manufacturers .
Wed Jun 12, 2013
VW, Skoda, Audi issue DSG recall for NZ
Volkswagen in New Zealand has instituted a recall of more than 2500 Volkwagen cars following recall reports from China, Japan, Europe, the US and most recently Australia.
2013 Jetta SEL w/NAV is a good VW value
The Volkswagen Jetta falls into that category of automobiles that has a very loyal following and when they are looking for good performing compact four-door sedan with reasonable extras and lots of room in the cabin and in the trunk, only a Jetta will do.
VW, Audi recall cars in Australia
SYDNEY: German auto giant Volkswagen yesterday recalled nearly 26,000 vehicles in Australia and Audi followed suit with 6,000 cars due to a gearbox problem that could cause a loss of power while driving.
Audi to follow Volkswagen on car recall
AUDI will recall more than 6000 hatchbacks due to the same gearbox safety concerns that prompted its parent company Volkswagen to announce a recall of almost 26,000 vehicles.
Tue Jun 11, 2013
International Business Times
Uproar On Safety Issues Forces VolksWagen To Recall 26,000 Units In Australia
The move is being enforced following customers' uproar on safety issues particularly on the vehicles' direct-shift gearbox .
For $5,000, Because Racecar
Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jetta is set up for street and track, and is claimed to done double duty in both SCCA Time Trials and as a daily driver.
Recall for 25,000 Aussie Volkswagens
The vehicles affected were built between June 2008 and September 2011 and include the Golf hatchback, the Jetta sedan, the Polo hatchback, the Passat sedan and wagon and the Caddy van.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Car and Driver
Diesel SUVs Compared: 2014 Grand Cherokee vs. Touareg, ML350, Cayenne, X5
All this talk about diesels remains largely just yammer. Despite years of automaker promises and auto-show oaths, plus hipster queues at Volkswagen dealerships for Jetta wagons with stick shifts and 500-mile ranges, the American diesel market is barely running at a cold idle.
New York Post
Woman loses leg getting into car
According to witnesses, the unidentified woman was trying to enter the driver's side of her parked Silver Infiniti when a Volkswagen Jetta came down East Tremont Avenue near Scott Place at around 5 p.m. and swerved to avoid hitting a turning car but hit a black car that pinned her against her car, severing her leg.
Official: VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel en route to new Lower 48 mpg record
Here's the thing: it takes a lot of practice to drive like a true hypermiler. The 2013 VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel with a manual transmission, for example, has an EPA estimated 31 city/43 highway mile per gallon rating.
2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel: First Drive
John is Senior Editor for High Gear Media. In addition to news coverage and new car reviews, John creates and oversees all editorial for High Gear's... More It may not look any different on the outside, but the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel is a pioneering vehicle: It's the first passenger car with a diesel engine sold by General Motors for 28 years.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Volkswagen Attempts World Record in Herndon
On Friday, Herndon was the take-off site of a Guiness Book of World Records attempt.