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Main Path To Better Fuel Efficiency: Lighter Vehicles, Say Automakers

There are many routes to improving fuel efficiency in modern cars, but one route in particular seems to be resonating with automakers, automotive engineers and designers: Shedding weight.

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Related Topix: Land Rover Range Rover, Land Rover, SUV, Land, BMW 6 Series, BMW, Coupe, Hatchback, Convertible, BMW i8, BMW i3, Volkswagen Golf

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Palo Alto Weekly

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd emphasizes the importance of having Zipcars available to Palo Alto residents.

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Related Topix: Palo Alto, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Startups, Zipcar, Coupe, Wagon, Hatchback, Ford Focus, Ford, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai

SFGate

Honda's 'pocket rocket' adrenaline-inducing

Though automobile companies are not generally thought of as being holy, they are into halos.

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Related Topix: Honda Civic Si, Honda, Honda Civic, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Hatchback, Sedan, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Convertible, Chevrolet, Dodge Challenger, Dodge, Dodge Dart, Volkswagen Golf, Autos

AutoSpies

Agent001 Heads To The East Coast To See What VW's Bringing To The Table For 2015 - Get a Taste Here

Our fearless leader, Agent001, shipped out this week to Northern Virginia near Volkswagen Auto Group's Herndon headquarters to drive the companies latest wares.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Volkswagen GTI, Hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen Passat, Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan, Volkswagen e-Golf, Autos

Business Journal

UberX is live in Wichita

Uber its a service that, through an app, connects people needing a ride with drivers who transport people using their own vehicles.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Volkswagen Jetta, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Sedan, Chevrolet Suburban, SUV, Chevrolet, GMC Yukon, GMC

Forbes.com

How Can Toyota Retain Its Lead Over Volkswagen?

The gap between Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen AG as the head of world's largest automakers by number of unit sales is slowly narrowing.

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Related Topix: Automakers, Toyota Prius, Coupe, Toyota Motor, Hybrid, Hatchback, Toyota, Sedan, Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, Audi, Wagon, Convertible, Financial Markets

News Shopper

E-Type voted greatest all-time car

Jaguar's iconic 1960s E-Type has won the race to be crowned the "greatest car of all time" in a new poll of motorists.

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Related Topix: Dance, E-Type, Coupe, Porsche, Hatchback, Convertible, Porsche 911, Volkswagen Beetle

Triple Pundit

EV Drive: Behind the Wheel of the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

As the name implies, the event showcased Volkswagen 's full vehicle portfolio, from the sporty Passat to the classic Jetta, but one thing in particular got me excited: Our group of journalists and bloggers was the first in the world to hop behind the wheel of the 2015 e-Golf , Volkswagen's first fully-electric vehicle for the U.S. market.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Volkswagen Jetta, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Electric Vehicle, Chevrolet Volt, Chevrolet, Nissan Leaf, Nissan

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Rediff.com

Best car? VW Polo beats Maruti Swift, Punto Evo

The Fiat Punto Evo and new Volkswagen Polo take on the best selling Maruti Swift yet again, says Faisal Ali Khan of MotorBeam.com Premium hatchbacks are becoming more popular in India as they offer the features of big cars in a smaller footprint, thereby making them easy to manoeuvre in our ever crowding cities.

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Related Topix: Volkswagen Polo, Hatchback

KickingTires

2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition Means the End of the Road

Remember when Volkswagen introduced the 2010 New Beetle Final Edition ? It signaled the passing of a car that spent an eternal 13 model years going from spring chicken to throwback turkey.

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Related Topix: Volkswagen Eos, Convertible, Coupe, Volkswagen New Beetle, Hatchback

USA Today

Kia to build $1 billion Mexico small-car plant

Kia Motors Corp. plans to build its first assembly plant in Mexico as the South Korean automaker follows European and Asian rivals in adding regional production.

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Related Topix: Kia Forte, Coupe, Hatchback, Kia, Sedan, Troup County, GA, West Point, GA, Volkswagen Jetta, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen Golf, Autos

Car and Driver

10 Green Cars that Don't Suck: Eco-Excellence at All Price Points

Mix pious intentions with dreary mechanical bits and then stir in some driving misery, and the result is a "green car."

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Related Topix: Marketing, BMW i3, Hatchback, BMW, Coupe, BMW i8, BMW M3, Convertible, Sedan, Volkswagen Golf, Big Sur, CA

Motor Trend

Anti-UAW Workers to Create Own Union at VW Chattanooga Plant

A group of Volkswagen employees who oppose the United Auto Workers will set up their own union at the automaker's plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., according to a report from Reuters .

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Related Topix: Wagon, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan, Autos

Nashville Scene

Prost! Tennessee Volksfest Coming Up at New Venue, Nashville Farmers' Market

Break out the lederhosen and the dirndls and get ready for this year's Tennessee Volksfest, held this year Sept.

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Related Topix: Beer, Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan

BenzConnection

VW To Unveil Next-Gen Golf In 2017?

Volkswagen's all-new, seventh-generation Golf has just landed on these shores , but in other markets the car has been around since 2012.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Hatchback, Volkswagen Golf, Wagon, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan

Tue Aug 26, 2014

GlobeNewswire

Autobytel Launches Child Passenger Car Seat Safety Campaign

Autobytel Inc. , pioneer of the automotive Internet and the company dedicated to connecting automotive consumers with dealers, has launched a Child Passenger Car Seat Safety Campaign in time for September's National Baby Safety Month sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association ; and the National Highway Traffic Safety ... (more)

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Related Topix: Autobytel, Media, Computers, Family, Kids, Nissan, SUV, Nissan Pathfinder, Hybrid, Volkswagen Jetta, Coupe, Wagon, Sedan, Volvo XC70, Volvo

Car & Driver

2014 Volkswagen Touareg V-8 TDI First Drive: Torque on Torque on Torque

Until Audi came along with its incredible, 500-hp Q7 V-12 TDI , the Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI was the king of the segment.

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Related Topix: SUV, Hybrid, Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Audi

BenzConnection

Mazdaspeed 3 Arrival To Coincide With 2017 Mazda 3 Facelift: Report

We've heard that a new Mazdaspeed 3 based on the latest-generation Mazda 3 is in the works , and that it could be fitted with an all-wheel-drive system to help give it the edge over the front-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf GTI and Ford Focus ST-potentially allowing it to target the likes of the high-performance VW Golf R, Subaru WRX and upcoming Ford ... (more)

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Related Topix: Coupe, Mazda RX-9, Mazda, Convertible, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda Miata, Mazda CX-9, Hatchback, SUV, Mazda RX-7, Volkswagen Golf

Burton Mail

Branston man will learn fate for driving while banned and without...

Junaid Yunus, 22, of Bramell Close in Branston, also pleaded guilty to a charge of driving his Volkswagen Polo in Uxbridge Street without insurance on June 16. Yunus admitted driving a Seat on the A38 near Lichfield on July 2, while also still banned, and therefore not holding any valid motor insurance.

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Related Topix: Volkswagen Polo, Hatchback

GreenCarReports

Elon Musk's Appeal, 2015 VW e-Golf Price, Ford & Hyundai Hybrids: Today's Car News

Today's news includes a little bit of everything. On the practical side, we've got pricing details for the 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf electric car; on the more subjective side, we assess the impact of Elon Musk's personal touch on Tesla's success.

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Related Topix: Hatchback, Volkswagen e-Golf, Coupe, Toyota Prius, Hybrid, Toyota, Sedan, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mitsubishi, SUV

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