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How the VW diesels perform in cheat mode

Consumer Reports made some interesting findings after claiming to have tapped into the cheat mode Volkswagen's TDI vehicles use to beat emissions testing.

VW stripped of Green Car Of The Year awards for Jetta, A3 diesels

Green Car Journal Says TDI Winners Proved To Be Ineligible

For the first time in Green Car Awards history, the honor is being rescinded. VW has returned the 2008 and 2010 awards it won for Jetta and Audi A3 diesel.

Cruze Diesel Road Trip reveals the good and bad, but no ugly

Over 1,357 Mostly Highway, Miles, We Get 42 MPG

Over 1,300 miles in a diesel-powereed Chevy Cruze between Michigan and West Virginia, our columnist find a deeper appreciation for oil burners.

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta is new, we promise

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 see.

VW Jetta TDI Value Edition drops price of diesel ownership to $21,295*

Getting a new diesel-powered car just got a bit easier. Volkswagen has announced a new Jetta TDI Value Edition for 2014 that trims over $2,000 off the starting price of a Jetta TDI, making the most affordable diesel-powered car in America even more so. Prices start at $21,295 (*plus $820 for destination) for a Value Edition with a six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed dual-c

New VW TDI diesel to achieve around 45 mpg

Not to be outdone by BMW and its 45-mile-per-gallon 2014 328d or the new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, Volkswagen is reportedly preparing to launch a more-efficient Jeffrey N. Ross

VW to retrofit quarter-million TDI diesels with misfueling protection

According to a report from Autoweek, Volkswagen has plans in place to retrofit a quarter of a million 2009-2012 model-year TDI-engined cars with a system that will prevent misfueling with gasoline instead of diesel. In a notice sent out to VW dealers, the company specified that affected models will include the 2009-2012 Jetta and

Wards announces 10 best engines: Volt, Leaf powertrains make the list

Wards Auto has announced its 10 Best Engine Winners for 2011, and not surprisingly, fuel-efficient creations like the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf both found their beating hearts among the winners. Likewise, the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI found favor wi

U.S. sales of clean diesel models buck auto industry's slumping trend

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

Report: NHTSA looking at 2009 VW Jetta stalling issues

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2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition: How low is too low?

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Recycling Gone Wild: Turn your VW Jetta TDI into a Smyth Performance G3F [w/video]

Smyth Performance G3F concept – Click above to watch the video after the jump

VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition, CC R-Line and New Beetle Red Rock special editions hit dealers

2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition hits dealers, joins CC R-Line and New Beetle Red Rock

2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery

2009 VW Jetta TDI Cup to air on Speed TV starting Dec. 6

Back in October, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI cup wrapped up its second season in fine fashion during the Petit Le Mans weekend at Road Atlanta. While the ten-race series was not broadcast live, cameras from Speed TV were on hand for each event. If you, like most people, missed the races, now is your chance to catch up with some of the best racing out there as Speed gets ready to start airing the 2009 series on December 6. The first four 30-minute races of this year's series will be aired back-to-ba

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup 'Street" edition arrives in January

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Demand for VW Jetta TDI remains strong in U.S.

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VW clean diesels have best sales month since launch in June

May was another dismal month for car sales pretty much everywhere, including Volkswagen. There was however one bright spot at VW: sales of its Jetta TDI. Overall, sales of the Jetta were up 27.6 percent in May and it appears that most of that gain was due to the new Sportwagen and TDI versions. The 2009 Jetta TDI was the first tier 2 bin 5 compliant clean diesel car to make it to market last y

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