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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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July 2014: Hot Hot Heat Edition

Aug 1 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc. We'd like to take this moment to give Chrysler, in particular, a shout-out for the month of July, 2014. Not only was it the brand's best July since 2005, it also marks the 52nd straight month that the automaker improved sales over the same month a year prior. The Pentastar has special reason to be proud of its Jeep brand, which has remained very near the top of our sales charts in sales percentage growth all year. While we're on the subject of positive streaks ...
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July's Fastest- and Slowest-Selling Cars

Aug 1 2014 2:30pm CDT | Source: Cars.com

Want to buy a small luxury SUV? You're not alone. Two of the fastest-selling cars in the country last month were the all-new 2015 Porsche Macan and the pretty-much-unchanged 2015 Audi Q5. Related: Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: July 2014 The Macan regains the top spot it held back in May, taking just eight days from the day it arrived at a dealer until the day the keys were handed over to a lucky buyer. Ten of the 22 fastest-selling ca ...
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The 2014 Skoda Octavia RS Is The Golf GTI You Always Wanted

Aug 1 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

When I told a guy from VW that I think the Octavia RS is a better car than a Golf GTI, he replied "a much better car." How did the Czech version of this popular Volkswagen pla ...
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Latvala retains the advantage on home soil

Aug 1 2014 2:05pm CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Latvala retains the advantage on home soil FIA news bulletin from the 2014 Neste Oil Rally Finland Fri 01.08.14, 9:09PM Volkswagen driver Jari-Matti Latvala continues to lead Neste Oil Rally Finland after an intense day of competition in the forest ...
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Hybrid Highway: From Staid to Sexy

Aug 1 2014 1:35pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Say “Hybrid” and what most often comes to mind is a vanilla-flavoured commuter with plenty in the way of fuel savings but little in the way of sexy sizzle. That might have been the case in the early days of the technology a decade ago, but all one needs to do is look into the design studios of the world’s performance automakers to see that hybrids have made the leap into the sports car and even the supercar world. Here’s a look at some e ...
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SUV Review: 2015 Lincoln MKC

Aug 1 2014 1:14pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Respect is typically the most sparsely gifted of all human qualities, doled out so infrequently that it makes altruism, charity and benevolence seem as common as the trinkets at the bottom of a Cracker Jack box. Rodney couldn’t get any (no matter how much he made us laugh). Aretha had to spell it out letter by letter that women of her era might finally demand some. And Stephen Harper has been the freakin’ prime minister of Canada for almost a decade and he’s still looking for the ...
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Renault R.S. 01 says hello before debut in Moscow

Aug 1 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Coupe, Renault, Racing What does the "RS" in the Renault Clio RS and Megane RS mean? Well, unlike Audi and Porsche, it doesn't stand for Renn Sport. No, it's actually a signifier that said hot hatch has been breathed upon by Renault Sport, the French manufacturer's answer to Volkswagen's R models, Ford's ST hatches and Opel/Vauxhalls's OPC and ...
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The Real Reason Volkswagen Golf Sales Tanked In July

Aug 1 2014 10:01am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Today is the first of the month, a date that is significant for two reasons: it's the day Jalopnik writers blow their paychecks on sway bars and more skinny jeans, and it's the day automakers report their sales figures from the prior month. And July wasn't a good look for Volkswagen in the U.S.Read more... ...
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Chrysler’s U.S. sales rise 20% as Jeep soars to record levels

Aug 1 2014 7:38am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Chrysler’s U.S. sales in July rose 20 per cent as Jeep sales soared 41 per cent for the best July ever for the sport-utility vehicle brand, kicking off what analysts predicted will be a strong month for the industry. Chrysler, wholly owned by Fiat SpA, said its sales rose to 167,667, marking the third-largest U.S. automaker’s 52nd consecutive monthly increase. Analysts had estimated a 23 per cent gain, on average. Total light-vehicle sales are fo ...
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Fiat says goodbye to Italy after 115-year run

Aug 1 2014 7:28am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Fiat, Italy’s largest manufacturer and a symbol of the country’s struggle to adapt to globalization, is leaving home after 115 years. The controlling Agnelli family and other investors are meeting today in Turin for the last time to seal the end of Fiat as an Italian company after it merges with Chrysler. Created by Italian-Canadian chief executive Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will be incorporated under Dutch law, based in the U.K. and listed on the New York Sto ...
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Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

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