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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

Chevrolet Unveils Full 2013 Malibu Lineup

Chevrolet introduced the full lineup of the redesigned 2013 Malibu Thursday, highlighting the model’s new powertrains and technology. Chevrolet says in a press release that the 2013 Malibu uses technologies like direct injection and turbocharging to be more fuel-efficient. The new Malibu is in a highly competitive midsize car class, and will go up against the recently redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry and Volkswagen Passat and upcoming 2013 Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. The redesigned 2013 Malibu is on sale ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Volkswagen Passat, Model News, 2012 Toyota Camry, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2013 Ford Fusion

2012 Volkswagen Passat Earns Highest Government Safety Rating

The redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Passat earned the highest overall safety rating of five out of five stars in crash tests with the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In composite tests, the 2012 Passat also earned five stars in front and side crashes, but received a slightly lower score of four stars for rollover risk. As of yet, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is one of several midsize cars to earn the coveted NHTSA rating. Other affordable midsize cars ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Volkswagen Passat, Model News, Five star safety rating

North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

The Automotive Press Association has revealed the vehicles in the running for the 2012 North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards, which will be given out at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The Volkswagen Passat, Hyundai Elantra and Ford Focus are the North American Car of the Year finalists, and the Honda CR-V, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 are the North American Truck of the ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW X3, Ford Focus, Honda CR V, Hyundai Elantra, Volkswagen Passat, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, Model News, Detroit Auto Show, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year

Volkswagen Passat Named 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat was named the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year this week. This latest generation of the Passat has only been on sale in the United States for a few months. Motor Trend says the Passat is “less-boring-than-it-looks” and “100-percent-German-driving.” According to Car and Driver, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat that is sold in the U.S. is longer than the outgoing model, and its back seat has more legroom than other affordable midsize cars like the ... continue reading»

Tags: Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat, Affordable Midsize Cars, Model News, Volkswagen Passat TDI

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