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2015 Volkswagen Jetta Gets Updated Styling, Improved TDI Fuel Economy

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen announced that the Jetta has a number of styling updates for the 2015 model year, including a front bumper that improves aerodynamics, which the automaker says has a direct impact on fuel economy. Other exterior styling updates include a revised trunk lid and taillights. The 2015 Jetta also offers an updated cabin, with a new look for the gauges and new trim details like chrome and piano black accents and ambient lighting. Bluetooth is now standard, and the Jetta ... continue reading»

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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»

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Introduced at Detroit Auto Show

The 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday. Volkswagen says the new Jetta Hybrid can travel in all-electric mode for up to 1.2 miles at speeds up to 44 mph. Volkswagen is known for its fuel-efficient diesel engines, and the Jetta Hybrid is only its second hybrid vehicle. “The world debut of the 2013 Jetta hybrid here in Detroit marks a new direction for VW, which has been more conservative than ... continue reading»

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Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Coming to Detroit Auto Show

Volkswagen will reportedly debut a hybrid Jetta at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Volkswagen Jetta hybrid, which is expected to go on sale in November 2012, will have an electric motor paired with a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine, the Detroit Free Press reports. Volkswagen is remaining tight-lipped about the Jetta hybrid, and only told Motor Trend that it would be “production oriented.” Kicking Tires says that the Jetta hybrid will be the ... continue reading»

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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»

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