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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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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 currently in the ...
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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 Salou, sout ...
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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 aro ...
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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 takeover ...
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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 You Need To Know Called the DalburyE, the electric camper van. ...
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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— when the Porsche 944 was ...
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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 pro ...
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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 road. Back in August, Audi stopped production of the R8 at ...
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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 Reuters, the recall affec ...
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