Volkswagen Passat

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Volkswagen Passat GT

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Volkswagen that was first introduced in the United States as the Dasher in 1974.It was mechanically identical to the Audi 80, while the five-door Passat wagon was in America as the Audi Fox.
One of the things that attracted me to the Passat …

VW Returns Diesel Car and Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year Awards

VW Returns Diesel Car and Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year Awards

Volkswagen of America said Tuesday it was returning Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year Awards for 2012 and 2013 as well as the Diesel Car of the Year Award for 2013, which was given to the VW Passat.
The move, announced in a letter signed by Michael Horn, the company’s CEO, …

New 2016 Volkswagen Passat Makes Debut in New York City

New 2016 Volkswagen Passat Makes Debut in New York City

New York, N.Y. – Volkswagen unveiled the new 2016 Passat at an event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard featuring featuring singer Lenny Kravitz on Monday
Up front, the American Passat features an updated design that includes slimmer headlights than its predecessor.. The only body panels that remain unchanged are the roof, …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …