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Volkswagen Reports Drop in Sales for June

Volkswagen Reports Drop in Sales for June

Volkswagen announced financial results for June 2014. The company’s total sales for June dropped by 22% year-over-year, to 28,827 units sold from 36,957 units sold in June 2013.
Sales for each of the company’s brands also declined year-over-year. Beetle and Passat sales experienced significant declines, with total Beetle sales for June …

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI – First Look and Review

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI – First Look and Review

Technically speaking, this is a second look.  I spent a day with a Euro-spec Golf TDI eight months ago and, despite it being on sale in Europe since late 2012, it hasn’t yet arrived at U.S. dealerships.
It’s taken so long because it’s being built in Puebla, Mexico (alongside the new …

VW Reports Best April Ever

VW Reports Best April Ever

Volkswagen released financial results for April, reporting 30,831 units delivered. The month showed an increase in deliveries of TDI Clean Diesel cars, but other sales were down from last year.
The month was the best April and year-to-date yet for the Passat TDI, with 9,315 units delivered, making up 42.1% of …

Volkswagen Debuts Golf SportWagen TDI at New York Show

Volkswagen Debuts Golf SportWagen TDI at New York Show

NEW YORK — Volkswagen debuted a concept version of what is destined to become the Golf SportWagen, which replaces the Jetta SportWagen in the automaker’s U.S. lineup.
The move follows Volkswagen’s U.S. introduction of the 2015 Golf.
The Jetta SportWagen was actually a previous-generation Golf variant and was sold as such in other …

New York Auto Show Report – Day 1

New York Auto Show Report – Day 1

VW, Audi Show Off New Diesels, BMW X5 Goes Plug-In
NEW YORK — U.S. and foreign automakers are showcasing dozens of new and updated automobiles this week at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center. The show, which dates back more than a century and was previously …

Volkswagen to Launch New TDI Clean Diesel Engine in U.S.

Volkswagen to Launch New TDI Clean Diesel Engine in U.S.

EA288 to Debut in Golf, Jetta, Passat and Beetle in Q3-Q4 Timeframe
Volkswagen announced that several of the new car models that it plans to roll out in the second half of 2014 will be powered by the new EA288 TDI Clean Diesel engine. The announcement was made today at the …

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 …

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid – First Look and Review

2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid – First Look and Review

The current Volkswagen Jetta first made its appearance a little over two years ago with diesel and petrol variants.  Designed for the American buyer, who might consider a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, the Jetta has been very competitive in its market segment.
Volkswagen is the leader in the diesel passenger …

What Will The Diesel Driver’s Next Long-Term Test Car Be?

What Will The Diesel Driver’s Next Long-Term Test Car Be?

The Diesel Driver’s current two long-term test cars are the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec.  The BMW 335d left the fleet earlier this year.
In June, The Diesel Driver will add a third long-term car to the diesel-powered test fleet.   The new car will be from one of …

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Nine Month Review and Report

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Nine Month Review and Report

While we only picked up our long-term 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI back in February of this year, our relationship with the new built-for-America Jetta started in the summer of 2010, when The Diesel Driver was the only U.S. publication invited to drive the diesel Jetta at the press launch.
Designed specifically …

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

More and more buyers picked a diesel in the first half of 2011 and the reasons behind this are clear. Not only do diesels have better fuel economy but they are typically cleaner than the gasoline-powered equivalents and one doesn’t have those pesky (and expensive) batteries to worry about a …

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI – Review and Test Drive

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI – Review and Test Drive

In 2010, the ratio of buyers who chose the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI versus the gasoline-powered variant was more than four to one.  After spending a week with the JSW (as it’s often called), I quickly discovered why.
The Jetta SportWagen, known as the Golf Variant in its home market, Germany, …