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Video: Volkswagen Up production model coming to Frankfurt

Four years ago, Volkswagen AG revealed its first ever Up! concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was a small, subcompact concept that featured a very versatile interior. Over the years since the first debut, Volkswagen has since introduced many other variants of the Up! including a five-door “Space-Up!” and ones with different […]

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Report: Volkswagen not planning on diesel hybrids

Many figure that if you can get impressive fuel-economy with a gasoline hybrid vehicle, you can probably get outstanding fuel-economy from a diesel hybrid. And while that may be true and some automakers like PSA Peugeot Citroen and Mercedes-Benz are pushing ahead with diesel hybrids, Volkswagen says it isn’t planning on jumping in the market. […]

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Next Volkswagen Beetle to get diesel, electric-car for U.S. due in 2014

Known for its diesel lineup in the U.S., Volkswagen will be stepping up the “green” game in 2011. According to Volkswagen Group of America CEO Stefan Jacoby, when the next-generation Beetle come to the United States as a 2012 model, it will eventually get a diesel engine option. The U.S. is also scheduled to get […]

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2009 LA: Volkswagen Up! Lite Concept, world’s most efficient four-seater

Key Competitors: Bipeds, Bicycles and Segway. Power: 0.8 TDI two-cylinder turbo-diesel engine w/ electric motor – 64-hp total. Transmission: 7-speed Direct Shift Gearbox. Performance: 0-60 in 12 seconds. Production: Most likely. The VW Up!Lite is all about one thing: fuel economy.  With a combined rating of 70 MPG, and a low 0.237 Cd, this car […]

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