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Volkswagen TDI Models to Get New Diesel Engine

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI engine Volkswagen has announced that a new diesel engine will be available in 2015 Beetle, Golf, Jetta and Passat models, which will hit dealer lots by the second half of 2014. The automaker reports that the new engine will produce 236 pound-feet of torque and 150 horsepower, which is a 10 horsepower increase in comparison with the 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel engine that the automaker currently offers. Volkswagen Spokesman Mark Gilles tells Kicking Tires that the new engine should be ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Beetle, Model News, Diesel engines

Redesigned 2014 Volkswagen Golf Revealed

Volkswagen released the first images of the redesigned 2014 Golf Tuesday. The automaker says in a press release that the upcoming affordable small car has a more spacious interior than the current Golf, as well as a longer and wider body. Despite its larger size, Volkswagen says the redesigned Golf is 220 pounds lighter than the car it replaces, noting a few areas where engineers were able to reduce the Golf’s weight. “The air conditioning unit is, for example ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen to Bring Electric Golf to US

Volkswagen will bring an electric version of its Golf small car, called the E-Golf, to U.S. dealerships as a 2014 model. The automaker will also launch a nine-month, 20-car test fleet program starting next month to assess the E-Golf’s performance, features and charging capabilities. Though VW hasn’t announced the official launch date for the E-Golf in America, Automotive News spoke with Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Jonathan Browning at the Geneva Motor Show, who said ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Golf, Model News, Volkswagen E Golf

Volkswagen Will Reveal Beetle TDI at Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen will unveil the 2013 Beetle TDI Clean Diesel next week at the Chicago Auto Show. The diesel model will join the base gasoline-powered 2.5-liter five-cylinder and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines that are available under the hood of the redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. “The Beetle TDI utilizes VW’s corporate 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four, which makes the same 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque as it does in the Golf, Jetta, and Passat,” writes Car and Driver ... continue reading»

Tags: Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen, Model News, Volkswagen Jetta TDI, Diesel engines, 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Volkswagen Passat TDI

Volkswagen and Audi TDI Diesel Models Recalled

Volkswagen and Audi are recalling approximately 168,300 models that have a 2.0-liter TDI (Tubrocharged Direct Injection) engine, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The recall affects Audi A3 and Volkswagen Golf models from the 2010 to 2012 model years and Volkswagen Jetta and Jetta SportWagen models from the 2009 to 2012 model years. USA Today explains that Volkswagen Group of America has recalled these vehicles because of “a high-pressure fuel line that might come loose. The ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Recalls, NHTSA, Audi A3, Volkswagen Jetta, Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Volkswagen Golf

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