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Volkswagen Passat TDI scores non-hybrid world record with trip average of 78MPG

Volkswagen Passat TDI scores non-hybrid world record with trip average of 78MPG

When someone talks about high gas mileage, most consumers think of hybrid vehicles and the generous MPG ratings they offer. That isn't always the case, however, as Volkswagen proved this month with its VW Passat TDI Clean Diesel passenger car. The car began its trip through the 48 lower US states on June 7, and ended its journey earlier this week, having traveled 8,122 miles on just under 105 gallons of gas.

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China’s CCTV attacks Apple’s and Volkswagen’s customer service policies

China’s CCTV attacks Apple’s and Volkswagen’s customer service policies

China's most powerful TV program, China Central Television, controlled by the country's government, aired a 2-hour show that attacked both Apple's and Volkswagen's customer service policies in the country. CCTV aired the broadcast in celebration of World Consumer Rights Day, held every year on March 15th. The company has attacked several, major corporations in the past, including Mcdonalds, KFC, and a French retailer named Carrefour.

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VW unveils new GTD Golf for Europe

VW unveils new GTD Golf for Europe

European Volkswagen fans with a soft spot for the Golf will be glad to hear that Volkswagen has unveiled a new Golf GTD that will be sold in Europe only. VW won't acknowledge any plans to build the diesel-powered version of its Golf for the United States. Volkswagen has been selling diesel-powered cars in the US for a number of years and with the other automakers jumping into the diesel-powered car market, you might expect the automaker to offer its Golf with diesel power for American buyers.

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SlashGear’s Super Bowl XLVII ad spot roundup

SlashGear’s Super Bowl XLVII ad spot roundup

For some people, the Super Bowl isn't about the game, but about the commercials. We saw a lot of them during this year's game, and there was no shortage of advertisements relating to technology, cars, and movies. We decided to round up all of the Super Bowl commercials that we thought SlashGear readers would enjoy most, including ones from Samsung, Best Buy, GoDaddy, and even BlackBerry. We've embedded some of our personal favorites right in this post, with links to all the other ads that are relevant.

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Volkswagen’s CrossBlue SUV is one huge iPad mini dock

Volkswagen’s CrossBlue SUV is one huge iPad mini dock

Apple's iPad mini could get itself a huge new ride, if Volkswagen green-lights production on the six-seater CrossBlue SUV concept shown off at the North American International Auto Show today. Coupling ample interior space with surprising efficiency given the bulk, thanks to a diesel-electric hybrid engine capable of 35mpg combined - or 89mpge in all-electric mode, albeit with a maximum range of just 14 miles - the CrossBlue looks to Apple's tinier tablet for its rear passengers, with dual docks for a pair of the iPads in the back of the front-row headrests.

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New convertible VW Beetle debuts in LA

New convertible VW Beetle debuts in LA

Volkswagen is on hand at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show and has unveiled the third-generation Beetle Convertible. The new Beetle Convertible shares much of the same design as the new third-generation Beetle Coupe with a wider, longer, and sleeker design. The new design is an attempt by Volkswagen to attract more male buyers to a vehicle more popular with women.

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