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 |  Apr 16 2014, 4:55 PM

2015 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen’s updated 2015 Jetta just took a bow in Manhattan. But what’s actally new about this car? It looks practically the same as the one that’s on the market right now.

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 |  Apr 14 2014, 6:41 AM

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The changes might be subtle, but the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta has been revealed ahead of its New York Auto Show global debut.

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 |  Apr 02 2014, 7:34 AM

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Volkswagen will be bringing its mid-cycle refreshed 2015 Jetta to the 2014 New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 25 2014, 4:01 PM

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Sold in the U.S. as the Jetta SportWagen, Volkswagen is working on a high-performance version of its Golf R Variant.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 3:03 PM

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Customers should wait if they are about to buy a new diesel-powered Volkswagen sedan or coupe because a new turbo diesel will replace the current engine later this year.

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 |  Feb 07 2014, 7:48 AM

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The Volkswagen Jetta will receive a mid-cycle refresh before the end of this year, in the process dropping the Sportwagen model, which will instead be branded as a Golf.

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 |  Dec 12 2013, 2:01 PM

Turbos, Diesels, Electrics, Oh My!



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With an increased focus on efficiency, engines are constantly being updated. New technology is being added, such as direct injection, while older techniques are being refined, including turbocharging.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 3:49 PM

Volkswagen-at-SEMA-Main-ArtVolkswagen is showcasing a couple of exciting vehicular improvements and some specially modified cars at SEMA in Las Vegas this week.

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 |  Oct 02 2013, 3:32 PM

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Several years ago Volkswagen launched an ambitious new product strategy for the U.S. market. It has failed.

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 |  Sep 16 2013, 7:02 AM

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The 2014 Volkswagen Jetta gets itself a new 1.8-liter turbocharged engine that offers a five mpg improvement on the highway compared to the outgoing 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 8:02 AM

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Volkswagen has launched the first generation of its Car-Net in-car assistance system on select 2014 models.

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 |  Jul 26 2013, 9:32 AM

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Volkswagen is shrinking its U.S. sales target for 2013 to 440,000 units.

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 |  Jul 11 2013, 8:31 AM

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Volkswagen has been listening to the criticism of its latest-generation Jetta and has decided to update the 2014 model year compact sedan with several improvements.

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 |  Jul 10 2013, 1:32 PM

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Volkswagen will begin phasing out its 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with the 2014 model year, the company announced today.

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 |  Jun 09 2013, 4:02 PM

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Recapping the most watched videos from AutoGuide‘s YouTube channel this week, here’s a chance to catch up on what everyone else is talking about. This past week, AutoGuide was on hand for the official unveiling of the all-new, 2014 Toyota Corolla. Check out what the Japanese automaker has done to its entry-level, popular sedan.

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 |  May 04 2013, 10:01 AM

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Volkswagen is upgrading the Jetta GLI with the a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine with a slight bump in power over the 2012 model. 

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 |  Apr 05 2013, 2:33 PM

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Last week was a lot like the British ocean liner Lusitania; it got sunk, but this time around it wasn’t the Kaiser’s fault. Instead of falling prey to a German U-Boat it was torpedoed by the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Mar 07 2013, 8:31 AM

Bland Like Unsalted Popcorn


Are you self-conscious? Don’t like to stand out in a crowd? Would you rather blend into the background than be the center of attention? Well, when it comes to the automotive world, you are in luck. Some vehicles seem to have skipped class when it came time for their styling lesson. This is not to say they are ugly, but more that they lack any style whatsoever.

We’ve all heard the clichés to describe these anonymously styled cars; plain vanilla, beige, white bread, etc. We like to think of them as stylistically-challenged. Regardless, if you don’t want to draw any undue attention towards yourself, here are ten vehicles that are guaranteed to blend into the landscape.

 |  Mar 04 2013, 8:43 AM

Though the 2014 Volkswagen Golf Variant, or Jetta SportWagen as its sold in the US, has already leaked on the web before its Geneva Motor Show debut, some more photos popped up today revealing the wagon from all angles. 

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 |  Feb 11 2013, 8:32 AM

The National Biodiesel Board is commending Chevrolet for offering the its new diesel-powered Cruze compact sedan with an engine capable of burning B20 blended biodiesel fuel.

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 |  Dec 05 2012, 8:35 PM

The new Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has achieved an EPA-estimated 48 mpg on the highway and 42 mpg in the city, making it the seventh vehicle in the German automaker’s lineup that is capable of over 40 mpg on the highway.

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 |  Oct 04 2012, 12:42 PM

Volkswagen executives will hand down a decision on where to build additional Golf compact hatchbacks in a few weeks’ time.

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 |  Oct 03 2012, 3:50 PM

Volkswagen just announced pricing for the Jetta Hybrid, the newest member of VW’s compact family which will start at $24,995.

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 |  Aug 18 2012, 12:01 PM

A turbocharged Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid has just set the record for ‘Hybrid Speed Record’ at the Bonneville Salt Flats after it went 185.394-mph. It’s the fastest speed ever achieved by a production-based hybrid out on the Salt Flats.

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