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Volkswagen to Debut New Golf GTD in Geneva

Volkswagen to Debut New Golf GTD in Geneva

Feb 21 2013, 12:49pm CST | by

No Golf GTD coming to the US

Traditionally, diesel automobiles aren't that popular in the United States. Volkswagen has been offering a number of diesel models in the US that have proven to be popular for quite a while....

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Volkswagen to Debut New Golf GTD in Geneva

Feb 21 2013, 12:49pm CST | by

No Golf GTD coming to the US

Traditionally, diesel automobiles aren't that popular in the United States. Volkswagen has been offering a number of diesel models in the US that have proven to be popular for quite a while. Other automakers, including Mazda and others, are bringing new diesel-powered cars to the US.

Volkswagen has unveiled a new diesel-powered Golf GTD ahead of the Geneva motor show that won't be coming to the US. It's too bad, because this diesel-powered car rivals the gasoline powered GTI available in the US. The Golf GTD as a two-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine producing 184 hp and 280 pound-feet of torque.

Those numbers are substantially higher than the Golf TDI available in the US already. The Golf GTD promises to put 62 mph in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 143 mph when fitted with the six-speed manual transmission. European fuel economy numbers for the vehicle using the European test procedure landed a rating of 56 mpg. More details are sure to be revealed in Geneva.

 
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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 first half of 2014, GM dropped to the fourth place with gross ...
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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 model havin ...
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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 ...
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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 t ...
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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 r ...
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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 another down the car line as ...
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2016 Chevy Volt Price, VW XL1 Influence, Electric-Car Range Logic: Today's Car News

Aug 19 2014 10:30am CDT | Source: Diesel Reports

Today's news is all about the future. A low-priced 2016 Chevrolet Volt has the potential to undercut plug-in hybrids while, further out, technology from the Volkswagen XL1 may influence the next Golf compact. We've also received a study saying consumers should stick to 100-mile electric cars, but will they heed that advice? Or wait for cars wi ...
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Next-Generation VW Golf Looks To XL1 Eco Car For Better MPG

Aug 19 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

The Volkswagen XL1 is a high-technology, high-cost plug-in hybrid that, while intriguing, will do very little do directly change the automotive landscape. Like many such projects though, lessons learned from its development and status as a rolling economy experiment could help production vehicles--the next-generation Volkswagen Golf, for one. The... ...
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2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance: Best of Show, Nine More Favorites, Plus a Mega-Gallery

Aug 18 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

If our little gathering here seems kind of heavy on Ferraris, understand that this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance was itself kind of heavy on Ferraris. In addition to a special class of 1950s and ’60s Testa Rossas—there were 20 on the 18th fairway, all together worth perhaps half a billion dollars—a Ferrari won the Best of Show award for the first time in the marque’s illustrious history. You can read a ...
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How VW's hyper-efficient XL1 will influence the next Golf

Aug 18 2014 5:42pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Hatchback, Volkswagen In 2007, the European Union mandated fleet average CO2 emissions of 158.7 g/km. For 2015, that figure will drop to 130 g/km, and the target for 2020 is an ambitions 95 g/km. Thanks to some German politicking, that target will be phased in from 2020 to 2024, but it will still apply to 80 percent of passenger cars in that first year. In US miles per gallon, that's the equivalent of going from about 35 mpg to 42 mpg to 57 mpg. The current Volkswagen Golf ...
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