A planned performance plug-in hybrid called the the Volkswagen Golf GTE could inject so much-needed fun into the hybrid class of cars.
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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.
Interest in diesel-powered vehicles has lept up in America as fuel prices soar. Those in-the-know can tell you all about their 47+ MPG diesel commuters, most of them coming with a VW badge. Indeed, Volkswagen is one of the largest seller of diesel passenger cars in the world.
If anybody can convince America to fully embrace the diesel engine, it is Volkswagen. And if any car can showcase the joy of driving a diesel, it is the VW Golf GTD.
Easily one of the most popular cars in the world, the Volkswagen Golf is the vehicle of choice for tens of millions of people the world over. This week Volkswagen unveiled the latest generation of the Golf, a car that drops weight and improves fuel economy by as much as 23%, delivering up to 73.5 mpg when equipped with a BlueMotion diesel engine. Oh snap!