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5 More Great Diesel Commercials

5 More Great Diesel Commercials

Last month, we highlighted five of our favorite diesel commercials from the past decade.  Now that we’ve been drawn into the world of diesel commercials, however, a few more have caught our eye and we’d like to share some new and some old with you.
Diesel ads are especially enjoyable because …

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 …

Report from CeBit: Electro-Mobility and Autonomous Driving Take Center Stage

Report from CeBit: Electro-Mobility and Autonomous Driving Take Center Stage

HANNOVER — The world’s largest information technology show, the CeBIT, opened its gates Monday at the exhibition center in Hannover, Germany.  The show focuses on new trends and technologies in the information technology sector and runs through Friday. The show isn’t open to the public and only accredited visitors have …

84th Geneva Motor Show – Day 2

84th Geneva Motor Show – Day 2

GENEVA —The 84th Geneva International Motor Show entered its second day on Wednesday and the stream of launches continued with debuts from Volkswagen, Audi, Jeep and Ford.
Here is our final report from Geneva.
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Volkswagen introduced, the Volkswagen GTE, powered by an electric engine and a combustion engine. The plug-in hybrid …

Volkswagen Group Announces Record Investments in Eco-Friendly Products

Volkswagen Group Announces Record Investments in Eco-Friendly Products

Volkswagen Group announced on Monday its plans to increase its investment expenditures on eco-friendly vehicles from last year by 15% to a record value of €10.2 billion or $14 billion. On the eve of the opening of the Geneva Motor Show, Dr. Martin Winterkorn, the Wolfsburg automaker’s chairman of the …

Volkswagen Introduces the 2015 T-Roc

Volkswagen Introduces the 2015 T-Roc

Next week at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen will announce the world premier of the T-Roc, a two-door concept vehicle that combines the all-wheel drive capabilities of a sports utility vehicle with the breeziness of a convertible. With removable roof halves and digital instruments, the progressive design of …

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

VW Begins Golf Production in Mexico for North American Market

Volkswagen announced that it began production on Tuesday of its 2015 Golf, including TDI models, at its plant in Puebla, Mexico.  The plant will be responsible for fulfilling all North American Golf orders.
The plant in Puebla has the capacity to manufacture 700 Golfs per day.  The new Golf will join the …

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 …

Volkswagen to Debut Fuel Efficient Passat BlueMotion Concept

Volkswagen to Debut Fuel Efficient Passat BlueMotion Concept

Volkswagen of America will introduce the Passat BlueMotion Concept at the Detroit Auto Show next week.
The mid-size sedan is not a hybrid, diesel, or electric vehicle, and is fueled by gasoline.  Despite this, the BlueMotion Concept incorporates new technology to make it very efficient, and it achieves 42 mpg (5.6 …

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, …

Volkswagen Group Sells 100,000 TDI Clean Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen Group Sells 100,000 TDI Clean Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen Group of America announced that it hit a major milestone in diesel sales on Friday.
The Wolfsburg-based automaker reported that it had sold over 100,000 TDI Clean Diesel vehicle as of December 20.  It’s the first time the automaker has reached this figure in one calendar year.
Volkswagen Group offers 12 …

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 …