How The World’s Top Car Manufacturers Test Reliability in 2015

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Have you ever wondered how car manufacturers like Toyota, Volkswagen and Audi produce such reliable cars? The world’s most reliable cars vary in performance and size, but share one common feature: extensive pre-production testing.

Your car’s reliability has a serious impact on its costs. While unreliable cars might cost less to buy than their more reliable alternatives, repairs and maintenance can quickly add up to make them far a more expensive choice over the long term. Continue reading How The World’s Top Car Manufacturers Test Reliability in 2015

VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF 2015 GOLF R PRE-ORDER

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the opportunity for customers to pre-order one of the first 500 available 2015 Golf R models, the most powerful production Golf ever offered in the U.S. The pre-order will go live on VW.com/GolfR on January 8th and customers can secure their place in line by paying a $500 reservation fee. Continue reading VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF 2015 GOLF R PRE-ORDER

THE VOLKSWAGEN XL1 HITS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

Volkswagen XL1

Futuristic-looking TDI® Clean Diesel plug-in hybrid nets 261 mpg on the European combined fuel economy cycle

• XL1 can operate as a pure EV for up to 31 miles
• Two-cylinder TDI engine displaces 0.8 liters, makes 48 horsepower
• Best aerodynamics of any production car: Cd of just 0.189
• Super-low weight of 1753 pounds achieved through extensive use of carbonfiber, aluminum, and magnesium
• 250 will be built at Volkswagen’s Osnabrück factory in Germany Continue reading THE VOLKSWAGEN XL1 HITS THE STREETS OF NEW YORK

Volkswagen in Tokyo: the Golf is now ‘Car of the Year’ in Japan

Volkswagen Golf

The Golf is ‘Car of the Year 2013/14’ in Japan. Thus, for the first time in the 34-year history of this prestigious award a foreign car has beaten the local competition. Particularly impressive was the score awarded by the 60-strong jury to the latest generation Golf, which has been available in Japan only since 25th June: 504 out of a possible 600 points – a record for an imported car and a lead of 131 points over the second-placed vehicle and 337 points over the car in third. Continue reading Volkswagen in Tokyo: the Golf is now ‘Car of the Year’ in Japan

VOLKSWAGEN SHOWS NEW TWIN UP! CONCEPT CAR AT THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

VOLKSWAGEN Twin UpVolkswagen introduced the XL1, the world’s most fuel-efficient production car, to the streets in 2013. This plug-in diesel hybrid for two people is being produced in a limited volume and has a European combined fuel consumption figure of 261 mpg as well as a carbon fiber body and chassis. Continue reading VOLKSWAGEN SHOWS NEW TWIN UP! CONCEPT CAR AT THE TOKYO MOTOR SHOW