Light Vehicles Sales Boosting Average Fuel Economy In Q1 2011

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 of 2010. The first quarter figure also is a 2.8 percent increase over last year’s third- quarter results.

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Volkswagen Jetta Finishes Dead Last in Consumer Reports Small Sedan Comparo

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.

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Tuner Transforms MK5 VW Jetta SportWagen Into MK6 Jetta SportWagen R

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 that pops up in our head.

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

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 220,000 to roughly 800,000 units by 2018.

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