Volkswagen Retrofitting 250,000 TDI Diesels To Stop Destructive Misfueling

Car company bean counters have to make a lot of difficult decisions that make them unpopular with customers, enthusiasts, and journalists. But every now and then, they make a decision that truly makes sense. Volkswagen’s recall of more than a quarter-million TDI diesel cars to retrofit the fuel tank filler to prevent idiots from filling it was gas, rather than diesel is one such common sense solution.

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Electric Version of the VW up! Unveiled

As if the Volkswagen pp! wasn’t frugal enough, the engineers at VW have decided to create an all-electric version of the tiny city car: the e-up! This will in fact be Volkswagen’s very first production electric vehicle, and while it’s unlikely to make it to the states, it is a large step forward for the German manufacturer.

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The New Volkswagen Golf GTD is the GTI of Diesels

We don’t often think of diesel engines as being performance powerhouses, but Volkswagen has always been an exception to this rule. Continuing a tradition that goes back over 30 years, the new Volkswagen Golf GTD is a diesel version of the hot hatchback known as the GTI.

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VW Building $8,000 Budget Car For China

Times are still tough for many people, and buying a new car is simply out of the picture. China, however, is seeing an almost meteoric rise in car sales year after year, and a new interest in low-cost auto manufacturing could send sales through the roof. Volkswagen has announced its intention to build a budget car for Chinese consumers with a starting price around $8,000.

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