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2012-04-04 06:20:21

NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BMW X5 xDrive35d has been named the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year and Volkswagen has been picked as the 2012 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year by readers of The Diesel Driver magazine (www.thedieseldriver.com) here at The New York International Auto Show. The votes came from over 100 countries with 67 percent cast by readers in the United States, five percent from Canada and three percent from Germany. In the voting for the Diesel Car of the Year,...

2012-03-23 06:20:10

Advanced Fuel Efficient, Low-CO2 Diesel Technology Available Today WASHINGTON, March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV III) regulations officially adopted by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on Thursday will establish the world's most stringent tailpipe and greenhouse gas emissions standards for new passenger vehicles. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120201/MM46474LOGO) These new standards can be achieved with the help of...

2011-11-16 15:11:00

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen Group is a global leader in fuel efficiency and understands the importance of increasing fuel economy with standards that are aggressive, achievable, within a flexible framework and affordable to consumers. We are committed to continually making fuel efficient vehicles, such as the new mid-size, clean diesel Passat TDI, available to the U.S. market. Built in Chattanooga, TN, the Passat TDI achieves 43 mpg highway and can travel almost...

2011-10-19 20:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In what may someday prove to be the greatest European import since Beatlemania, turbocharged direct injection (TDI) is coming to America in a big way. This extremely fuel efficient engine design has been popular in European counties for years, and thanks to progressive companies like MPG Car Rental, it is finally finding a foothold here in the States. The twin pillars of TDI - turbocharging and cylinder-direct fuel injection - were first...

2011-10-03 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Green has gone mainstream. Virtually every automaker exhibiting at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show has a solution for making vehicles run cleaner and use less fuel. At this November's Show, most vehicles on display transcend earlier technologies and are now achieving historically high levels of efficiency. Even high-performance vehicles are delivering vast improvements over previous generations. The number of exhibiting vehicles using some form of...

2011-07-20 08:07:00

DEADHORSE, Alaska and HERNDON, Va., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 13, after 11 days, 17 hours and 22 minutes of non-stop driving, renowned adventurer and off-road driver Rainer Zietlow and his team set a new world record certified by Tuv Nord Mobility for driving the length of the Pan-American Highway as they crossed the road's end in Deadhorse, Alaska. The TDI-Panamericana Endurance Challenge team covered 14 countries and nearly 16,000 miles in a 2011 Volkswagen Touareg...

2011-06-23 08:30:00

USHUAIA, Argentina and HERNDON, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned adventurer and off-road driver Rainer Zietlow and his team today announced they will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the legendary Pan-American Highway with the ultimate endurance challenge. They will embark on a fast, two-week drive from Argentina to Alaska on the longest road in the world, covering 14 countries and nearly 16,000 miles in a 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI® Clean Diesel SUV....

2011-06-07 07:30:00

HERNDON, Va., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 21st Century Beetle, the third generation of the classic "people's car." The new Beetle will start at just $18,995, offering an agile, driver-oriented coupe that respects the Beetle's past yet looks to the future. "The 21st Century Beetle is an automotive icon reinvented, a nod to the heritage and character of Volkswagen and our remarkable history," said Jonathan Browning,...

2011-05-26 08:00:00

HERNDON, Va., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the all-new 2012 Passat, a vehicle that brings new standards to the highly competitive midsize segment, with a starting MSRP of $19,995. The 2012 Passat offers exceptional features and premium options in three powertrains and a variety of equipment levels, with equally impressive pricing. "The 2012 Passat is a true Volkswagen, offering German engineering, class-leading standard features,...

2011-05-24 15:47:00

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Volkswagen factory officially dedicated in Chattanooga, TN today will significantly increase the number of fuel-efficient and affordable automobiles in the U.S. market, including more clean diesel vehicles, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF). "Volkswagen is a global leader in clean diesel technology as is evident by their international market success and numerous recognition awards," Schaeffer...