Ask AutoGuide No. 5 – In the Family Way

Ask AutoGuide No. 5 – In the Family Way
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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. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Inconspicuous New Vehicles

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Top 10 Most Inconspicuous New Vehicles
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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… Continue Reading...

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen New Photos, Interior Revealed

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen New Photos, Interior Revealed
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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.  Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Praised for Biodiesel Capability

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Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Praised for Biodiesel Capability
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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. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Now Sells Seven Models With 40+ MPG

Volkswagen Now Sells Seven Models With 40+ MPG
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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. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Goes 185-MPH, Sets World Speed Record

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Goes 185-MPH, Sets World Speed Record
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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. Continue Reading...

2014 Volkswagen Jetta to Bring Back 1.8T

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta to Bring Back 1.8T
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Earlier, we detailed Volkswagen‘s changes to its 2013 lineup which included the addition of the 2013 Jetta Hybrid. And just like that, it’s old news as Rainer Michel, Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at Volkswagen of America, spilled some details on what the 2014 Jetta will be equipped with. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Jetta High End Trim Package, 1.8 Turbo Four coming in 2013

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Volkswagen Jetta High End Trim Package, 1.8 Turbo Four coming in 2013
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The Volkswagen Jetta will see a new top-of-the-line trim level called the SEL Plus later this year, though the more exciting news is that Volkswagen plans to replace its 2.5-liter inline-four with a 1.8-liter turbo-four next year. The new high-end SEL Plus trim will see softer-touch materials in the interior, and like the GLI model,… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Slated For U.S. Market

Volkswagen Plug-In Hybrid Slated For U.S. Market
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The U.S. could have a plug-in hybrid from Volkswagen in the relatively near future. The company already has a hybrid Jetta on the way for the 2013 model year, but this version of the car would take electrical implementation to the next level. We’ve known about the possibility of a plug-in hybrid for quite some… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Leads Industry With Nine IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

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Volkswagen Leads Industry With Nine IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards
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Congratulations are in order for Volkswagen. The Routan has just earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick award, making it the ninth Volkswagen vehicle to receive this rating. This also means that Volkswagen has received the highest number of IIHS awards for vehicle safety. Helping them reach this coveted spot, Volkswagen… Continue Reading...

Volkwagen Jetta Coupe Axed

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Volkwagen Jetta Coupe Axed
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Volkswagen‘s plan to build the handsome Jetta coupe have been tossed. As the capacity at the Puebla, Mexico plant is already up to its brim with the Jetta wagon, Golf, and Beetle, there simply isn’t any more room for an addition model to be assembled. Moreover, the Mexico plant anticipates production of the Beetle convertible… Continue Reading...

Ford Mustang, VW Jetta TDI Under Investigation for Safety Issues

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Ford Mustang, VW Jetta TDI Under Investigation for Safety Issues
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Both the new Ford Mustang and the new VW Jetta are facing possible recalls as a result of ongoing investigations by safety officials. The Mustangs in question are those from the 2011 and 2012 model year equipped with a manual transmission, with reports from owners stating an inability to shift into gears while merging into… Continue Reading...

GM CEO Confirms Chevy Cruze Diesel Version In U.S

GM CEO Confirms Chevy Cruze Diesel Version In U.S
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General Motors has officially confirmed that there will be a diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze compact car in the U.S, planned for introduction in 2013. The current Chevrolet Cruze Eco is rated at around 40 mpg on the highway, so the diesel would have to deliver significantly better fuel efficiency than that to justify… Continue Reading...

American Built VW Jetta Sets Sales Record

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American Built VW Jetta Sets Sales Record
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Volkswagen shifted their sales strategy last fall when they lowered the price of their 2011 Jetta by $1,600. New buyers became more attracted to the vehicle and sales vastly improved. June’s combined U.S sales jumped 88 percent for the wagon and the sedan even with a price hike of $500 set last April. June was… Continue Reading...

VW May Produce Tiguan in North America: Report

VW May Produce Tiguan in North America: Report
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Volkswagen wants to produce the Tiguan SUV model in North America in an effort to slash production costs on the compact crossover. VW is already producing the Jetta and Passat in North America and is considering moving production of the Tiguan, according to a report by WirtschaftsWocke magazine. Presently, the Tiguan model is only produced… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Jetta Sales Spike

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Volkswagen Jetta Sales Spike
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Since the launch of the redesigned Volkswagen Jetta, registrations among new owners have soared, suggesting that the newer, more affordable Jetta is a home run with consumers. The Jetta has climbed almost 61% during the first two months of this year compared to over a year ago. In those two months, 20,272 Jettas were registered… Continue Reading...

Light Vehicles Sales Boosting Average Fuel Economy In Q1 2011

Light Vehicles Sales Boosting Average Fuel Economy In Q1 2011
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Improved sales in the first quarter of 2011 in the subcompact and compact segments has accounted for better average fuel economy among light vehicles. The average fuel consumption of light vehicles in the United States is 22.7 mpg, representing a 1.9 percent jump over the average fuel economy of light vehicles in the first quarter… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Jetta Finishes Dead Last in Consumer Reports Small Sedan Comparo

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The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta just got a lower base price, but it all came at a cost: a lower ranking to boot. Among small sedans, the Jetta came in dead last among its competitors in a Consumer Reports test. The $15,995 base price meant that VW skimped on minor details such as the interior and suspension,… Continue Reading...

Tuner Transforms MK5 VW Jetta SportWagen into MK6 Jetta SportWagen R

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Tuner Transforms MK5 VW Jetta SportWagen into MK6 Jetta SportWagen R
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So what exactly do you do when a manufacturer doesn’t sell what you want? You build it of course. Front end conversions are nothing new to report, some are done right and some… not so much. But this one we’re huge fans of, especially since it’s on a platform that wouldn’t be the first thing… Continue Reading...

Report: Volkswagen’s New Compact Sedan to Retain Jetta Name

Report: Volkswagen’s New Compact Sedan to Retain Jetta Name
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Volkswagen has confirmed that the company’s new compact sedan will retain the Jetta badge. Until now it has been known only as NCS (New Compact sedan) and is part of a two-pronged attack that Volkswagen will be making on the U.S. market (and on Toyota). Volkswagen plans to increase almost four-fold, growing its sales from… Continue Reading...
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