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Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel Sets Fuel Efficiency World Record

Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel Sets Fuel Efficiency World Record

Jun 25 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New fuel efficiency world record set by Volkswagen

Volkswagen has announced that it has set a Guinness World Record using its Passat TDI clean diesel for fuel efficiency in 48 US states. The fuel efficiency record was set for a non-hybrid car with...

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Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel Sets Fuel Efficiency World Record

Jun 25 2013, 12:30pm CDT | by

New fuel efficiency world record set by Volkswagen

Volkswagen has announced that it has set a Guinness World Record using its Passat TDI clean diesel for fuel efficiency in 48 US states. The fuel efficiency record was set for a non-hybrid car with the Volkswagen achieving 77.99 MPG. That is 10 MPG better than the previous 67.9 MPG rating.

Interestingly, the Passat TDI clean diesel fuel efficiency record also means the hybrid vehicle record of 64.6 mpg by more than 13 miles per gallon. Delegate Tom Rust said: "Breaking a world record is a huge accomplishment, and I'm especially pleased that Volkswagen of America—a Herndon, Virginia-based company—is doing its part to make its products more environmentally compatible and less dependent on foreign oil by using cutting-edge diesel technology. Congratulations!"

The vehicle that set the record was powered by shell ultralow sulfur diesel fuel and used special Continental PureContact tires with low rolling resistance polymers. The vehicles also equipped with a Linear Logic ScanGuage II to measure fuel economy and a Droid RAZR MAXX HD smartphone to provide Guesses World Records tracking measurements.

 
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Top ten car brands through market share valuation

Jul 24 2014 2:33am CDT | Source: Motorlogy

This is an interesting time in which to invest in the automotive industry. While the impacts of the global financial crisis continue to be felt, as indeed they do almost everywhere, demand for new cars is high and continues to grow. In addition, the industry as a whole prides itself on being at the cutting-edge of innovative technological developments, particularly within increasingly important areas such as environmentally friendly technology. So ...
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Hyundai, Porsche top J.D. Power APEAL study

Jul 23 2014 5:44pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

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Filed under: Car Buying, Hyundai, Porsche Just as they did in the Initial Quality Study, Porsche and Hyundai have taken the premium and non-premium crown, respectively, for the 2014 J.D. Power APEAL study. This is the tenth consecutive year for that Porsche has been rated the best premium make in the APEAL study, which attempts to figure out how pleased owners are with their purchases. For 2014, it asked 86,000 owners of MY2014 cars to rat ...
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Hyundai, Porsche top J.D. Power APEAL study

Jul 23 2014 5:29pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE - Music Matters Presented By Nissan
Filed under: Car Buying, Hyundai, Porsche Just as they did in the Initial Quality Study, Porsche and Hyundai have taken the premium and non-premium crown, respectively, for the 2014 J.D. Power APEAL study. This is the tenth consecutive year for that Porsche has been rated the best premium make in the APEAL study, which attempts to figure out how pleased owners are with their purchases. For 2014, it asked 86,000 owners of MY2014 cars to rate their vehicles in 77 different ...
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Could The Volkswagen Group Be Changing Its Name To Auto Union?

Jul 23 2014 4:19pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

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This is a rumor and boy oh boy is it a doozy. Apparently some of our mates Down Under have heard that the Volkswagen Group is considering changing it's name to Auto Union. Wait, what?R ...
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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:06pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and TSX with the new TLX sedan, ...
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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video]

Jul 23 2014 4:02pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Infiniti, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Scion, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and TSX with the new TLX sedan, H ...
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Volkswagen Golf Variant GTD spied virtually undisguised

Jul 23 2014 3:43pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

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The Volkswagen Golf Variant family is about to grow as our spies have snapped pictures of the ...
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Volkswagen updates 2015 lineup, discontinues Routan and Eos

Jul 23 2014 1:32pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

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Volkswagen has unveiled changes to its 2015 lineup, which will no longer include the Routan and soon the Eos. Among many changes to the lineup, the Routan minivan will no longer be offered in 2015, while the Eos convertible will be discontinued for the 2016 model year. The last Eos will be offered with a special “Final Edition” trim level, which replaces the Sport trim and includes 18-inch wheels, a backup camera, rain-sensing wip ...
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Volkswagen says goodbye to Eos, Routan in 2015 updates

Jul 23 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Convertible, Minivan/Van, Volkswagen Usually automakers announce changes to their lineup individually on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis, but sometimes it all comes at once - especially when the changes are ones we either expected or might not otherwise notice. That's the path Volkswagen has gone with changes to its US lineup for 2015. The biggest change is what we already knew: that the new Golf arrives for the 2015 model year, bringing with it the new GTI, Go ...
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Volkswagen says goodbye to Eos, Routan in 2015 updates

Jul 23 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Michigan Chrysler Plant Celebrates Production Of 2015 Chrysler 200
Filed under: Convertible, Minivan/Van, Volkswagen Usually automakers announce changes to their lineup individually on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis, but sometimes it all comes at once - especially when the changes are ones we either expected or might not otherwise notice. That's the path Volkswagen has gone with changes to its US lineup for 2015. The biggest change is what we already knew: that the new Golf arrives for the 2015 model year, bringing with it t ...
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