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VW Jetta GLI takes all the right cues from the GTI and Golf R

228 hp, six-speed manual, fully independent suspension, and LSD

228 hp, six-speed manual, fully independent suspension, and LSD.

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Paris Motor Show and a Subaru luxury brand? | Autoblog Podcast #556

Plus, driving the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and VW Jetta

Plus, driving the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and VW Jetta.

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VW highlights five custom cars from Atlas to Arteon

They'll be shown at Georgia's SoWo: The European Experience car show

The Wörthersee VW meet in Europe may be the biggest and most famous, but it's far from the only one. An American counterpart, SoWo: The European Experience, kicked off this weekend in Georgia for European cars. And as with Wörthersee, VW had some new custom vehicles to show off. It brought modified versions of the Jetta, Golf, Arteon, Atlas and Tiguan.

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2019 VW Jetta has come a long way from the 1980 original

It's way bigger, but arguably better

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta changed quite a bit from its immediate predecessor. It gained a heaping helping of style, changed up its suspension, and became a bit more efficient. But the differences between those two generations are minuscule next to those between the 2019 and the original 1980 VW Jetta. And those differences have been highlighted by VW, which produced a video showing off examples of each, and a whole bunch of information and specs on the two cars.

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2019 VW Jetta vs. best-selling compact cars: How they compare on paper

We look at how the Jetta stacks up to the competition

As the brand's best-selling car, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta needs to be good to maintain its sales, if not grow them. We just drove it, and found the latest Jetta to be stylish, frugal, and decently priced, if not exciting. But we also wanted to see how it compares on paper to other cars in the segment. So we've assembled the specifications from the four best-selling compacts on the market in order of their sales starting with the best-selling Honda Civic, followed by the Toyota Corolla, Nissan S

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta First Drive Review | More style, not much more excitement

Don't confuse it for a Golf with a trunk

The 2019 Jetta is a car Volkswagen really needs to get right. Last year, it was VW's best-selling model in America by a wide margin. And although the new Tiguan and Atlas have been propelled ahead so far this year by America's crossover obsession, the Jetta is still VW's best-selling car, beating the Passat and the Golf. Put simply, the new Jetta has got to be good.

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New Camaro, New Focus, and driving the 2019 Jetta | Autoblog Podcast #536

We've also got a new Ford Mustang GT in the office

On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editors Reese Counts and Joel Stocksdale. We discuss the redesigned 2019 Chevy Camaro and the new turbocharged four-cylinder 1LE. We talk about the manual Mustang GT in the office and the all-new 2019 Ford Focus. Plus we'll spend a reader's money and talk about what the new Jetta is like.

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VW Jetta fuel economy improves for 2019, same with manual or automatic

The automatic had the biggest gain

The manual only improves with city fuel economy.

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Volkswagen's new Jetta gets a digital cockpit

Volkswagen has revealed its 2019 Jetta at the Detroit Auto Show. The all new Jetta will get a new techy package for the 2018 year. It will be built on the MQB platform and will feature a digital cockpit with driver assistance features. Here is more coverage of NAIAS 2018.

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VW reveals new 2019 Jetta details and sketches

It will keep the current 1.4-liter turbo engine

Even the base model comes with some premium features.

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Is this the next VW Jetta?

Spy shots seem to show an extended wheelbase and possible fastback design.

If so, it's a big Jetta.

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Dirty diesel owners can now get buyback money from VW, Audi

Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

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Volkswagen set to drop the Jetta Hybrid in 2017

VW's simple statement says, 'Jetta Hybrid no longer available.'

Despite a new focus on electric vehicles, Volkswagen's single U.S. hybrid offering is being killed off.

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VW may pay $7,000 per diesel scandal car in $10B US deal

VW's official plan to US regulators will be submitted June 28.

Early rumors of the deal VW has struck with US regulators would see it pay diesel owners up to $7,000 per vehicle in a plan that could cost $10 billion.

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It's time for VW to double down on enthusiast cars

The converts brought in under the clean diesel notion may be lost on VW for a while, but the company still has loyalists committed to its other products.

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VW recalls 92k models from 2015-2016 for camshaft failure

VW is recalling 92k models from 2015 and 2016 in the US because a camshaft lobe can fail and cause the power brakes to stop working. This recall includes the Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Beetle.

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MOMO tunes the 2016 VW Jetta GLI for SEMA

Momo has a tuned 2016 Jetta GLI for SEMA, and its subtle mods are more about adding extra style than uncompromising performance.

Criminal complaints against VW in Switzerland; recalls expected in India

VW may recall 100,000 diesel vehicles in India. In Switzerland, there have been 600 criminal complaints against the whole illegal software issue.

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