Volkswagen

2014 VW Scirocco and Scirocco R revealed with Golf GTI cues

2014 VW Scirocco and Scirocco R revealed with Golf GTI cues

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.

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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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