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    New York: 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is new, we promise
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    Look closely, kids – you're staring at the face of a refreshed Volkswagen Jetta. Yeah, it's hard to tell, what with the only noticeable changes consisting of slightly updated headlamps and taillamps, and some other aerodynamic tweaks. But the big news for the 2015 Jetta is what you can't ...

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    New York: VW Golf TDI SportWagen really is a concept, sort of
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    We know it doesn't look like a concept, but the Golf TDI SportWagen being shown at today's New York Auto Show is not (yet) a production model. There will indeed be a production car bearing the same name coming to these United States early next year, and it will look very much like the showcar ...

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    Official: 2015 VW Jetta gets official just ahead of NYC reveal
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    Volkswagen has offered up the lightest of refreshes on its Jetta for 2015, making subtle styling tweaks to the front, rear and interior while adding a few doses of new equipment. One of the biggest tweaks is the new, 2.0-liter TDI engine, which is now more efficient, returning 45 miles per gallon ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon
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    There's a running joke among auto writers that the perfect car would be a diesel-powered, rear-drive wagon with manual transmission and no power accessories whatsoever. It would only be available in brown and would somehow be as fun to drive as a Mazda MX-5 Miata. Makes total sense, ...

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    Official: VW Golf TDI SportWagen concept is a taste of delicious things to come
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    Feast your eyes on the new longroof model of the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf – something we've already seen with Variant badging overseas. This concept (yes, it really is a concept) previews the next Golf SportWagen that will go on sale in the US in early 2015, and makes its official ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Audi A7 TDI
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    If you're a frequent reader of car reviews (my money says you are), you've no doubt come across prose about how a car "checks all the right boxes." It's a common phrase – I'm guilty of using it myself. And I'm about to use it again. You see, I've just spent a week with the 2014 Audi A7 ...

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    Official: Ram extends Black Package to Heavy Duty trucks
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    If you liked the Black Express package Ram offers on its 1500 light-duty pickup but need the added capability of a Heavy Duty model, we've got good news for you. At the Atlanta International Auto Show, the Ram truck brand is rolling out this Black package for the its HD 2500 and 3500 SRW models. ...

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    Report: Subaru Viziv 2 presages Tribeca replacement with diesel hybrid tech
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    Subaru is in the middle of a new product bonanza. It has recent replacements for the Impreza and Forester at dealers, and soon we're getting the WRX, Legacy and if rumors are right the new Outback as well. Now, there are rumblings that there could be two more models from the Japanese brand on the ...

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    ETC: VW celebrates 40 years of playing Golf
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    On March 29, 1974, the very first Volkswagen Golf rolled down the assembly line. That little car has gone on to spawn seven generations, while the Golf name has become one of the models in the hotly contested compact segment, selling over 30 million units during its 40 years on sale. While we ...

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    Study: Modern diesels pollute over 20% less than those from 10 years ago
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    Today, if you're a car company and you offer a diesel engine in this market, you have to go to great lengths to show consumers that it's less harmful to the environment than a gas-powered engine. That's why marketing types have come up with TDI Clean Diesel and EcoDiesel and BlueTec and so on, ...

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    Report: Porsche 911 with VW turbodiesel prepares for LeMons assault
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    LeMons racing is a wonderful example that setting limits can actually breed creativity. The series mandates that all entries must cost $500, not counting safety equipment, and that cap forces teams to be ingenious in how they build a racecar. Take for example this diesel-powered Porsche 911, ...

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    Official: VW confirms new TDI for second half of 2014 in Golf, Jetta, Passat and Beetle
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    Diesel lovers rejoice. Volkswagen is bringing the latest iteration of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine – dubbed the EA288 – to the 2015 model year Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle (2013 model pictured above) and Beetle Convertible, and the cars will be on sale in the second half ...

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    Review: 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan Bluemotion TDI
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    What are auto writers always asking for from global automakers? "Give us your hip European wares," we plead, "give us your diesels and your manuals and your wagons, your tauter suspensions and Welsh B-road handling, your neat matrix lighting and your funky little Hello-Kitty-sized trailer hitches ...

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    Read This: Ram/Jeep Ecodiesel engine has Maserati roots
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    The 3.0L turbodiesel V6 in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earned a slot on Ward's Automotive 2014 10 Best Engines for its power, fuel economy and refinement. In a piece looking at how Fiat subsidiary VM Motor developed the engine, Ward's also makes note of the fact that the same lump goes in diesel ...

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    Report: Focus ST diesel variant coming, just don't look for it here
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    A few years back, Volkswagen made some waves when it announced the Golf GTD - a diesel-powered car that, aside from its ultra-efficient, ultra-torquey engine, was identical to the gas-powered GTI. That meant cosseting sport seats, larger wheels, sportier suspension, larger brakes and a body kit ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz bringing Sprinter 4x4 to US
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    Back in December, Mercedes-Benz announced a four-wheel-drive version of its endlessly charming Sprinter van (the European model is pictured above), but didn't make a mention of any plans for US market sales. Now, that's all changed, as the German automaker has confirmed that its Sprinter 4x4 will ...

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    Geneva: Opel Meriva gets refreshed with more chrome and new diesel
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    Opel's Meriva hatchback has received a slight refresh at the Geneva Motor Show with new styling and two tunes of a new 1.6-liter diesel engine. Its tech gets a slight upgrade as well with better smartphone integration for the infotainment system. The Meriva still features its suicide opening ...

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    Geneva: The SsangYong XLV Concept shows a new look for the Korean brand
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    Korean automaker SsangYong used to have a reputation of building some of the least attractive cars in the world, but if its new XLV concept at the Geneva Motor Show is any indication, it may be putting that reputation behind it. That isn't saying that the crossover is a beauty, but it certainly ...

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    Geneva: Volkswagen throws a Polo-palooza with four new or upgraded models
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    Volkswagen unveiled a parade of new and upgraded Polo models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, including the Polo TSI BlueMotion, Polo TDI BlueMotion, Polo BlueGT and CrossPolo (pictured above). While they will likely never make an appearance this side of the pond, it is fun to see what European ...

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    Geneva: 2015 BMW X3 gets a new nose, diesel power
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    The second-generation BMW X3 launched in late 2010, and while it's never really wowed us, it's still a solid offering in a highly competitive class. In an effort to keep things fresh, BMW has given its X3 a nip/tuck for the 2015 model year, but perhaps the biggest news (for the US market, anyway) ...

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