The 2015 VW e-Golf electric car has received an EPA rating of 126 MPGe city and 105 highway rating with a combined rating of 116 Miles per Gallon of Gasoline Equivalent (MPGe). It also has a range of up to 83 miles and compared to other compact electric vehicles, the e-Golf is the most efficient car in its compact class.
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The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is just a month away and at the show Green Car Journal gives away its annual Green Car of the Year award. The 2015 contenders include the Audi A3 TDI, BMW i3, Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel, Honda Fit, and VW Golf.
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Audi has confirmed that its new concept that is going to debut at the LA Auto Show next month will preview its new design language. The concept is the work of new Head of Design Marc Lichte who was appointed Head of Audi Design in February 2014.
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A teaser of the upcoming Audi A9 concept has been released ahead of the concept's debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The concept is expected to take the shape of a large four-door coupe that will not only preview a new Audi flagship, but may also preview a new design language.
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Want to be the first person in the U.S. to get the keys to the 2015 VW e-Golf electric car? Here's your chance: Volkswagen and Global Green USA have announced the auction of the first 2015 e-Golf. The auction, hosted online at Charitybuzz.com/vwegolf, gives bidders the opportunity to be the first owner of the e-Golf before sales kick off in the U.S. later this year.
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It's being reported that the next-generation Audi Q7 SUV is going to take the stage at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January. Audi development chief Ulrich Hackenberg revealed the news to Indian Autos Blog last week on the eve of the Paris Motor Show.
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This year in addition to unveiling the all-new third-generation Audi TT, Audi has also shown off the concept versions like, the Shooting Brake in Detroit, the Offroad concept in Beijing and the Sportback concept in Paris. Audi has obviously made it clear that a third version of the TT, following the Coupe and Roadster versions, is in the works. But which one is Audi going to produce?
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Volkswagen has taken the extremely fuel efficient XL1 and turned it into something a bit more exciting, the XL Sport.
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Audi has unveiled the new TT Sportback Concept, which is another take on the TT following the TT Crossover concept that was unveiled earlier this year. Audi has already confirmed that a third TT model will join the lineup following the Coupe and Roadster models, but it's not known if it will be a crossover or something sportier like this TT Sportback concept.
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VW has unveiled the Passat GTE plug-in hybrid, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show. The Passat GTE is based on the European-spec Passat, which is different than the one we have here in the U.S.
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Audi has released a special S3 Limited Edition, which is only for the U.S. market. The very limited S3 features Daytona Gray pearl paint with red brake calipers and a two-tone black and red leather interior.
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A set of sketches have leaked that reveal that Audi is working on another version of the TT, well at least in concept form. What we have here is our first look at the Audi TT Sportback concept, which reveals how a lengthened TT with two extra doors would look.
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VW has unveiled the Golf Alltrack, which is based on the Golf SportWagen, but thanks to the addition of all-wheel-drive and a 20 mm higher ground clearance, it's a bit more rugged.
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Audi has unveiled the third-generation Audi TT Roadster, which is going to debut next month at the Paris Motor Show.
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VW has announced the introduction of the limited-edition 2015 Beetle Classic. The Beetle Classic adds 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, Sirius XM satellite radio, a navigation system, two-tone brown "Sioux" leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces and a six-speed automatic transmission.
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VW has announced that the updated 2015 VW Jetta has received the highest safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - Top Safety Pick +.
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Audi has reportedly confirmed plans for a third body style of the new TT, which will eventually join the coupe and roadster versions. Just a few months ago Audi showed off the TT Offroad Concept in Beijing, which is a preview of the third version of the TT.
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Audi has reportedly announced plans to unveil the convertible version of the third-generation TT next month at the Paris Motor Show.
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Audi continues to expand its lineup with the introduction of the new A3 range and the small Q3 crossover. Now Audi is reportedly expand the other end of its lineup with a new A9 flagship four-door coupe, that will be previewed in concept form at the L.A. Auto Show in November.
According to Autocar, the new concept will also showcase Audi's new design language, which is expected to be an evolution of Audi's current designs. The concept will likely feature an updated version of Audi's signature single-frame grille and laser headlights.
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Audi has revealed the updates to the A6 lineup ahead of its debut in Paris next month. You'll be hard pressed to be able to see the small changes to the exterior, but under the hood there are much bigger updates.
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VW has announced the pricing for the 2015 VW e-Golf electric car, which starts at $36,265 with destination. VW's first fully electric model arrives in November.
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VW has released the pricing for the restyled 2015 VW Jetta, which starts at $17,035 after destination for the base 2.0L model.
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We're still about two years away from the arrival of the next-generation VW Tiguan SUV, but VW Australia's managing director, John White has revealed some of the details now.
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A camouflaged prototype the new Audi RS3 was recently filmed doing laps on the famed Nurburgring in Germany. The top version of the Audi A3 lineup, is powered by a turbocharged 2.5L five-cylinder engine, which is expected to generate around 360 horsepower.
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Audi has released the pricing for the 2015 Audi Q3 crossover, which will arrive this fall with a price starting at $33,425, including the transportation fee.
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VW has confirmed that 2015 will be the last year of the Eos convertible. For its last year of production the previous Sport trim is now being replaced by the Final Edition trim.
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Just as almost every automaker is introducing CVT transmissions in their more fuel efficient models, Audi has announced that development on its own CVT has ended. Instead of using a CVT in models like the A4, Audi's CVT is going to be phased out over the next few years.
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It's being reported that Audi is going to unveil a new plug-in hybrid version of its flagship A8 sedan next year.
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VW has finally confirmed that its much talked about three-row midsize SUV is going to be produced at its Chattanooga, Tennessee plant starting at the end of 2016.
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Volkswagen has released the first photos of the European-spec 2015 Passat ahead of its debut later this year at the Paris Motor Show. The eighth-generation 2015 Passat gets a more aggressive exterior with cues borrowed from some of VW's concepts, like the T-Roc and NMC.
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Last week VW hinted again at the fact that the Beetle Dune concept was a production-ready model. Now it's being reported that VW has already given the Beetle Dune concept the green light with a production model expected to arrive in early 2016.
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VW has announced the availability of a new Premium Package for the 2014 Beetle, which is available on models that are powered by the 1.8T or TDI diesel engine.
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Earlier this year VW unveiled the Beetle Dune Concept at the Detroit Auto Show. At the time the concept appeared nearly production ready and VW has reiterated that fact with a series of new photos of the concept driving in Sylt, Germany.
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VW has unveiled the Beetle GRC rallycross car, which will run later this season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
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The Audi A3 Sedan went on sale in April and now Audi is expanding the A3 lineup. Audi has announced the pricing for the 2015 Audi S3 Sedan, A3 Cabriolet and A3 TDI Sedan, which are all slated to arrive by the end of the summer.
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VW has released a teaser of the eighth-generation 2015 Passat that will be sold in Europe and various other markets, but not in North America, which has a completely different Passat.
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Audi has announced the pricing for the redesigned 2015 Audi A8 and S8, which are arriving at dealerships this month.
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To celebrate the launch of the 2015 VW GTI, VW is giving buyers a free GoPro camera this month. To promote the giveaway, VW has created a video where Top Gear TV host and rallycross driver Tanner Foust covers a GTI in GoPro cameras and then drives around performing everyday tasks.
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VW has announced that the 2015 Golf and GTI models equipped with optional forward collision warning have received the Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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VW currently only offers the Tiguan and Touareg SUVs in its lineup, but according to a new report, VW may triple its SUV lineup in the future.
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