Volkswagen Passat TDI

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 …

Volkswagen of America Reports Financial Result for May 2014

Volkswagen of America Reports Financial Result for May 2014

Volkswagen of America announced financial results for May 2014. The auto manufacturer reported 32, 163 units delivered in May, and started sales of the seventh-generation 2015 Golf GTI.
TDI Clean Diesel models made up 23.6% of sales last month.
Passat delivered 8,955 units for the month, with Passat TDI delivering 3,172 clean …

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 …

Top 5 Diesel TV Commercials

Top 5 Diesel TV Commercials

There’s no question that commercials, especially during heavily watched programs such as the Super Bowl and the Oscars, are influential in a driver’s car-purchasing decisions.  While most diesel drivers are happy with their purchases and will remain loyal to their fuel choice, and likely to support their favorite diesel manufacturer, …

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has begun.  Seven automakers, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars and SUVs in the U.S.  The field has almost doubled, with 23 nominees compared to …

Diesels Account for 23% of VW Sales in 2013, Overall Sales Down 7% for the Year

Diesels Account for 23% of VW Sales in 2013, Overall Sales Down 7% for the Year

Sales of diesel-powered automobiles accounted for almost a quarter of Volkswagen’s 2013 vehicle sales in the United States, although overall sales of the Wolfsburg-based automaker declined.
On Friday, VW announced U.S. sales figures for 2013, which totaled 407,704 vehicles, a year-over-year decrease of 6.9%.  Volkswagen had sold 438,133 cars in 2012, …

VW To Debut New Clean Diesel Engine in 2014

VW To Debut New Clean Diesel Engine in 2014

Volkswagen announced it plans to introduce a new clean diesel engine starting next year.
The new engine, designed EA288, will make its debut in the 2015 Beetle, Golf, Jetta, and Passat in the second half of 2014.  It will eventually replace all current VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel engines.
The new 2.0-liter …

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 …

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets Fuel Economy Record

Volkswagen Passat TDI Sets Fuel Economy Record

Volkswagen announced that its 2013 Passat TDI Clean Diesel has broken the Guinness World Record for “lowest fuel consumption – 48 U.S. States (non-hybrid car),” achieving 77.99 mpg (3.02 l/100 km) on its tour of the continental U.S.  This beat the old record of 67.9 mpg (3.46 l/100 km), which …

Volkswagen Passat TDI Named the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Volkswagen Passat TDI Named the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

The Volkswagen Passat TDI is the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year, according to the readers of The Diesel Driver magazine.  The Volkswagen Passat TDI is the only diesel-powered sedan made in the U.S.A. that is currently on the market.
The Volkswagen Passat diesel received 20.3% of 6,147 votes cast by …

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 …