Next-Gen VW Jetta Spied Nearly Uncovered

Much like soccer, the Volkswagen Golf is immensely popular all over the world, with the exception of Canada and the United States. The two holdout countries prefer the Jetta by a significant margin, and Volkswagen is well aware of this – even going as far as to engineer an entirely new Jetta designed specifically with the North American market in mind.

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Volkswagen Unveils Battery Powered Golfs

Volkswagen unveiled an electric Golf prototype that will preview the initial run of 500 Golfs slated for consumer testing starting next year.

The e-Golf is powered by a 114 horsepower electric motor producing 199 lb-ft of torque. Together with a one-speed transmission, the car should hit 60 mph in just under 12 seconds and get just under 100 miles per charge. If all goes well with the test program, Volkswagen will launch three electric vehicles for sale to the public in 2013, based on the soon-to-be-released Up! City Car, the Golf and the Jetta.

[Source: Autoblog]

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Report: Ford and GM Finalists for 2010 North American Car of the Year… and Truck of the Year

The short list for North American Car & Truck of the Year just got a lot shorter and the list of finalists includes one GM product and one Ford product in each category. The three finalists for 2010 North American Car of the Year include the Ford Fusion Hybrid, Buick LaCrosse and Volkswagen Golf. As for Truck of the Year, the three nods go to the Ford Transit Connect, the Chevrolet Equinox and Subaru Outback.

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2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Announced

We still have more than half of 2009 to go and already the list of 2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year nominees have been picked. That’s because the list is essentially a list of every new model for 2010.

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The New Volkswagen Golf Awarded World Car of the Year

The new Volkswagen Golf has been named the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) by the International Motor Press Association. The group, comprised of journalists from twenty-five countries picked the new Golf over the other two finalists, the Ford Festiva and the Toyota iQ micro-car.

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