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VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

Jan 15 2013, 12:47pm CST | by

Diesel hybrid SUV may go into production

Volkswagen has unveiled a new hybrid SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show. The concept is called the CrossBlue and it is a mid-size SUV that has a diesel engine and plug-in...

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VW Unveils New Diesel Hybrid CrossBlue Concept

Jan 15 2013, 12:47pm CST | by

Diesel hybrid SUV may go into production

Volkswagen has unveiled a new hybrid SUV concept at the North American International Auto Show. The concept is called the CrossBlue and it is a mid-size SUV that has a diesel engine and plug-in hybrid technology. In hybrid mode, VW expects the vehicle will get 89 MPGe.

The concept can also run for 14 miles on battery power alone using its 9.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The vehicle's top speed on electric power is 75 mph. VW says that the concept vehicle could go into production and would be its largest SUV.

The vehicle promises the spaciousness of the minivan with six individual seats and the vehicle will have a four wheel drive system and up to 12 airbags. The vehicle is 4987 mm long by 2115 mm wide and 1733 mm tall.

 
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Volkswagen confirms new Passat getting CC and Alltrack derivatives

Oct 20 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen has announced CC and Alltrack versions of the all-new Passat are curre ...
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2014 RallyRACC Rally de Espana - Preview

Oct 20 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 RallyRACC Rally de Espana - Preview World Rally Championship contenders head to Spain for the only dual surface event of the season. Mon 20.10.14, 4:04PM Rally de España, the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship, is based in the tourist resort of ...
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Volkswagen Golf R Variant spied in production trim at the Nurburgring

Oct 20 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A prototype of the Volkswagen Golf R Variant has been spotted undergoing last minute testing around the Nürburgring. ...
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Ducati Testastretta DVT borrows VW tech for more power from less fuel [w/videos]

Oct 19 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Technology, Videos, Motorcycle Just as much as (if not more than) any other automaker, the Volkswagen Group is all about synergies: making the most out of the considerable resources it has at its disposal, and letting one division help the other. But if you wonder what benefit Volkswagen could possibly get from its acquisition of Ducati, and vice versa, wonder now more. Just a few weeks ago VW demonstrated one thing it's gotten out of the Ducati ...
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VW Westfalia Camper Van Spiritual Successor: Nissan e-NV200 Camper

Oct 19 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

If you've had your heart set on a modern interpretation of the old Volkswagen Westphalia camper van, you're in luck. A British company called Hillside Leisure will offer a camper conversion of the Nissan e-NV200 small electric van. RELATED: Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What ...
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24 Hours of LeMons Michigan Day 1: Porsche 944, Geo Metro, Volkswagen Squareback Leading Classes

Oct 18 2014 11:21pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

After lining up the largest and most interesting field of Midwestern LeMons racers we’ve ever seen on Friday, we dropped the green flag on Saturday morning and presided over a drizzly, cold day of racing at GingerMan Raceway. When the checkered flag came out soon after sunset, we’d seen a lot of dramatic class battles and lead changes, and here’s how it all sorted out. There was once a time— actually, that time was the first eight years of LeMons racing— w ...
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VW bringing Fox Pepper, Saveiro Surf to Sao Paulo show

Oct 18 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Misc. Auto Shows, South America We've gotten used to the idea of Volkswagen keeping certain models like the Scirocco and Amarok to the European market and not bringing them to North America, but the German automaker also has a full line of vehicles made right here in the Americas that don't make it to US showrooms either. Those are the products of Volkswagen do Brasil, which has just revealed t ...
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Audi inaugurates new R8 production line at Neckarsulm

Oct 18 2014 1:01pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Audi Of all the factories which the Volkswagen Group operates around the world, the Audi plant in Neckarsulm may not be the very largest, but it is among the most diversified. That's where Audi builds versions of the A4, A5, A6, A8 and Q7 lines. It's also been home to the R8, but now the German automaker has moved supercar production to a new facility just a few miles down the ...
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VW recalls 1.1M Jetta, Beetle models in US, China over suspension fears

Oct 17 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, China, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Volkswagen Volkswagen is recalling about 1.1 million vehicles in China and North America in a newly announced campaign affecting the rear suspensions on some models. For the US, the action covers about 442,265 vehicles, including 400,602 examples of its 2011-2013 Jetta and 41,663 units of the 2012-2013 Beetle and Beetle Convertible. According to Reu ...
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