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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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Next-generation Volkswagen Tiguan to look "phenomenal" - report

Aug 20 2014 3:40pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen Australia managing director John White has revealed the next-generation Tiguan will look "phenomenal." ...
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Dodge mocks the Volkswagen Passat in latest ad [videos]

Aug 20 2014 3:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Dodge is ramping up the attacks on the Volkswagen Passat by releasing two new videos which mock the fam ...
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VW Wasted a Golden Opportunity

Aug 20 2014 2:11pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

If you're not already aware, VW is bringing an all-electric Golf to the U.S. this year. Read mo ...
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Here are five slow classics that pretended to be sporty

Aug 20 2014 1:47pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The Subaru/Toyota twins are often derided for their lack of power. Enthusiasts everywhere have moaned that they have “only” 200 horsepower and about their “slow” eight-second zero to 60 time. Perhaps we’re too spoiled by living in a world where a properly optioned RAV4 can do zero to 60 in under seven seconds, but eight seconds isn’t all that slow.  There was a time when even the largest V8s struggled to make 200 horsepower and small-bore sports cars made do with doubl ...
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GM drops to No. 4 in revenue, No. 3 in sales

Aug 20 2014 9:41am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: GM, Earnings/Financials It doesn't seem that long ago that General Motors was far and away the largest automaker in the world. In fact it was for the better part of a century. But that was before Toyota started to encroach and a series of damning events began to unfold to drive GM into bankruptcy. Now it's slid down to fourth place. With the financial statements in for the ...
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Skoda reveals new Fabia ahead of Paris debut

Aug 20 2014 7:41am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Europe, Paris Motor Show, Hatchback, Skoda Since it doesn't market in these United States, Škoda may not be an automaker consistently on our radar screen. But it sells nearly a million vehicles each year in markets like Europe and China, and though it doesn't ell as many as the larger Octavia, the Fabia is one of the Czech automaker's biggest sellers. In fact Škoda sold over 12,000 Fabias just last month, despite the mod ...
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Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

Aug 20 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: All Small Cars

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due to the hugely high fuel-economy ratings for the tiny carbon-fiber vehicle powered by a diesel plug-in hybrid system. It's rated at a combi ...
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2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Diesel Manual Tested: Imperturbable Refinement

Aug 19 2014 5:39pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Diesels used to be more eclectic than thrift shops in Portland. But diesels, like hipster culture, are beginning to blend into the mainstream. Walk up to the Golf TDI and almost nothing gives away its compression-ignition secret. The redesigned 2.0-liter turbo-diesel hums quietly, it idles no more loudly than some direct-injected four-cylinders, and it doesn’t smell like a diesel. A small TDI badge on the hatch and a low redline are the only telltales. But the difference bet ...
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The Seat Leon Cupra Sub8 Is A Celebration Of Nürburgring Excellence

Aug 19 2014 11:25am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

You're Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary Seat. You put out a front-wheel drive car that manages an awesome 7:58.4 lap time on the 'Ring . What do you do about it? Gloat? Well, you definitely do that, but you also put out a special performance pack to celebrate this act of driving really ...
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Being Bentley: Upcoming SUV To Launch Brand’s New Styling Direction

Aug 19 2014 10:38am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Bentley’s forthcoming SUV, due next year, will be the brand’s flagship model that shows a new direction for Bentley’s styling, according to the company’s director of design, Luc Donckerwolke, at the Motorsports Gathering at Quail Lodge in Carmel, California. Expect a more muscular and sporty look, with perhaps a lower roof and more surface development around the wheels than Bentley is currently known for, a theme that will filter in one form or anoth ...
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