Volkswagen has unveiled the new 2015 Jetta at the New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Jetta gets new front, rear, and interior styling that enhances the design the Jetta is famous for. VW is also adding some optional driver assistance systems as well with blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning system, and park distance control.
At the rate fuel prices are going up, and the fact that our resources are limited, the only alternative left for us is to improvise our current technology for optimize fuel efficiency. The Volkswagen Group is doing just that. They are working on a tech that impacts the variable compression ratios that will boost its petrol engine efficiency.
Volkswagen has officially unveiled the new plug-in hybrid Golf GTE compact car. The GTE has an all-electric driving range of 31 miles. The car is rated for combined fuel economy of 157 mpg in the European Driving Cycle. In addition to being green, the car should offer nice performance as well.
Volkswagen has pulled the wraps off of its new Scirocco, the German company's vision of the affordable sports car, headed to forecourts this August in Scirocco and hotter Scirocco R versions. Introducing new styling and a completely refreshed range of engines topping out with 276 HP in the Scirocco R, the updated car manages to trim fuel consumption by 19-percent on average, thanks to the addition to things like stop/start and battery regeneration.
Volkswagen has announced that its latest electric car will be making its North American debut soon at the LA Motor Show. The e-Golf is the first fully electric VW car that will be offered in the US. Like other electric vehicles on the market in the US, the e-Golf will deliver everyday driving capability with no emissions.
Volkswagen has taken the wraps off its latest Golf entrant, the model series flagship Golf R. This follows the launch of the Golf GTD, Golf Estate, Golf TDI BlueMotion, and the Golf GTI throughout 2013, and as such it isn't surprising that VW is calling this the "year of the Golf." The sports car is set to launch in the fourth quarter later this year.
Volkswagen has announced some changes it will be introducing in the 2014 model year, among them being a replacement of the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine currently used in the Beetle, Passat, and Jetta with a 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection 4-cylinder TSI engine. In addition, the auto maker will also be expanding its R-Line with five new models.
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.
In Reifnitz, Austria, tens of thousands of Volkswagen GTI enthusiasts converge for a few days at the Worthersee festival to get their automotive fix. During the event, VW shows off a concept vehicle, with this year's being a concept race car called the Design Vision GTI, a sleek vehicle inspired by the 7th-gen GTI. We've got a gallery available after the jump.