Volkswagen has ripped the heart out of its XL1 and replaced it with something that beats a tad faster: an 1,199cc V-twin from Ducati.
VW's XL1 was a 261 mpg hyper-efficient beast, but for the Paris Motor Show, VW is giving it a power boost to create this, the 168 mph XL Sport concept.
VW equips its latest midsize sedan with a 1.8-liter engine, using a turbocharger and direct injection to compete with larger engines in the segment.
VW reduces the size of the engine in the Passat to achieve better fuel economy, and gives the car a Fender audio system, one of the best in the segment.
The new 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium competes in the toughest category with the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. Brian Cooley takes it out for a drive and checks the tech.
The Beetle R-Line gets the same engine and transmission choices as the 2014 GTI, but suspension tuning keeps this icon back from being a real hot hatch.
Volkswagen gives the Beetle and R-Line trim for the 2014 model year, with a 2-liter turbocharged engine making 210 horsepower.
The Beetle Turbo is now the basic Beetle, so the sportier version of the Beetle Turbo is dubbed the Beetle R-Line. Brian Cooley drives it and checks the tech.
In an attempt to put people's heads in the moment, moviegoers get a text, just as the action on the screen unfolds. But is it all a setup?
I'm not a fan of the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta, but this TDI variant has been blessed with one heck of an engine and transmission combo.
With the 2015 VW Jetta just around the corner, we were pleasantly surprised to get one last look at this diesel-powered Mk 6.
With the same chassis and weight improvements, but more torque than the gasoline version, the 2015 Golf TDI is worth paying just a bit more.
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