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Volkswagen to Deliver 7th Generation Golf Number 500,000

Volkswagen to Deliver 7th Generation Golf Number 500,000

Volkswagen announced that it has built and will deliver the 500,000th seventh-generation Golf to a customer within the next few days. The specific model wasn’t announced but, statistically, it’s likely to be a four-cylinder diesel.
Volkswagen has yet to launch the new Golf in key markets such as the United States …

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI – First Drive and Review

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI – First Drive and Review

The seventh generation Volkswagen Golf TDI is a great car and no, you can’t have one – at least not until some time next year when it reaches these shores as a 2015 model.
Earlier in the week, I spent the better part of a day motoring around in a European-spec …

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

More Diesels Still to Come as Automakers Add Models to Lineup
America’s love affair with the diesel is being rekindled, at least as far as sales figures go.  Sales of diesel-powered cars and SUVs were up 26% in 2012 and it looks as if that trend is continuing for 2013.  While …

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

NEW YORK—German automakers debuted several small, efficient cars on the first day of the New York International Auto Show, while General Motor’s Cadillac division showed an updated CTS that it hopes will recapture buyers of imported luxury cars.
BMW introduced the 328d, its highly anticipated diesel sedan. This is BMW’s first …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Vote today for your favorite diesel automobile.  Balloting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year is almost over but you still have a chance to support your choice.
The field is wide open: five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in …

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only two weeks left to vote for your pick for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year.  Cars from five automakers are in the running: Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes eight passenger …

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has started.  Five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  To vote, scroll down on this page.
This year’s stellar field of …

Report from Paris: The Mondial de l’Automobile 2012

Report from Paris: The Mondial de l’Automobile 2012

The Paris Motor Show, or Mondial de l’Automobile, was the world’s first auto show and remains one of the most important shows in the industry.  Many manufacturers use the Paris show to debut their wildest concept cars and latest production models. 2012 has brought no changes to this tradition, and …

2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI – Review and Test Drive

2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI – Review and Test Drive

The Volkswagen Golf has been available for a good part of its 38 years in the U.S. as a diesel since the introduction of the original 1974 Golf.  In the U.S., it was introduced at that time as the Rabbit.
Volkswagen has named many of its cars after prominent winds (witness …

Volkswagen Begins E-Golf Pilot Program

Volkswagen Begins E-Golf Pilot Program

Volkswagen has announced that it will launch a pilot program of prototype E-Golf electric vehicles next month.  The program will consist of 20 vehicles that will be tested in Detroit, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. with the goal of gathering research to be used to create future EV technology
The E-Golf …

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only a few days left for readers to vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year.  Cars from four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, are in the running.  Nominees include seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the …

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

2011 Diesel Sales Report: Market Share in Germany Hit 49%

It’s common knowledge that the market share for diesel is in the low single digits in the U.S.  Currently, only four manufacturers, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen currently offer diesel-powered automobiles although there will be several automakers joining the diesel fold, including Jeep, Mazda, and Porsche, in the coming 18 …