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Bosch: Diesels Could Be 10 Percent Of U.S. Sales By 2015
Bosch: Diesels Could Be 10 Percent Of U.S. Sales By 2015

If Peter Marks, Bosch’s chairman, president and CEO of North and South American operations, is correct, you’ll soon begin to see a lot more diesel vehicle options in the United States market. While diesel vehicles currently account for just 3 percent of new vehicle sales, changing...Read More»

Opel Astra GTC three-door hatchback
Should Buick Bring The Astra GTC To The U.S.? #YouTellUs

Above: the sporty new Opel Astra GTC hatchback. That's today. Is it going to be a Buick tomorrow? We've heard rumors that the cute little Astra could come to the U.S. as a Buick. It'd give Buick the product to fight off the Audi A3 hatchback, Lexus CT 200h, and many other new entries into the...Read More»

Buick Envision Concept
Five Hot Cars From The 2011 Shanghai Auto Show

Some may make it to the U.S. as production cars, while others are definitely headed here, but these five hot cars from the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show prove that automakers are keen to show off their stuff to show goers worldwide. Sure, there were some other concepts at the Shanghai show, but...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
Audi A3 Takes On Frozen Tundra In NYC

The terms freeze up or frozen create confusion when used in an automotive context, because the service facility never knows if a cold weather problem is being described or the car owner is making reference to the engine seizing up. This would be the case when an engine is run without sufficient...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 TDI
Audi Sucks The Fun Out Of Efficiency To Promote The A3 TDI

In theory, we're supposed to hate stereotypes. We're encouraged to break them down and move beyond cliches. But for automakers, cliches can be a gold mine -- just think of Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz, which have milked the "German efficiency" stereotype for more years than we can count...Read More»

Brett Favre in 2011 Hyundai Sonata ad from Super Bowl 2010
2011 Hyundai Sonata Wins Big In Superbowl Ads; Audi, Dodge Less So

The New Orleans Saints weren't the only winners to emerge from Sunday night's Super Bowl (which, by the way, was the most-watched TV show in U.S. history). Automakers like Hyundai also walked away victorious, with varying jumps in web traffic thanks to Super Bowl ads. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata ended...Read More»

Screencap from Audi's 'Green Police' campaign
Video: Audi Creates 'Green Police' To Enforce Popularity of 2010 Audi A3 TDI

Audi has big dreams of leaving BMW and Mercedes-Benz in the dust, so it's not surprising that the company is planning to advertise during the Superbowl again. What's slightly unusual, though, is that Audi's commercial will feature the 2010 Audi A3 TDI. We'd guess that Audi selected the TDI to tap...Read More»

Audi A3 TDI
L.A. Auto Show: 2010 Audi A3 TDI Earns Green Car Of The Year

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI has been dubbed Green Car of the Year, making it the second time in a row that a clean diesel vehicle has taken the honor. (Last year's winner? The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI.) Ron Cogan -- editor of Green Car Journal, which presented the award yesterday at the L.A. Auto Show --...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz May Launch Smaller Cars In U.S. By 2012

Readers of a certain age will recall a time when America's roadways were clogged with Gremlins, Rabbits, and other fuel-efficient minicars. That historical moment was caused by spiking fuel prices in the 1970s (remember when Jimmy Carter told everyone to put on a snappy cardigan?), which rear-ended...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf
VW Golf 2010 - Love It and Hate It

I love VW cars, I hate VW cars. I think that is the way it has always been. In particular the new 2010 Golf -- I either love it or I recoil when I see it. Why? It's not what you'd think it is. It isn't the design of the new Golf. It is well proportioned and structured from an exterior design point...Read More»

Audi A3 TDI competing in the Efficiency Challenge A to B [via AutocarUK]
Audi A3 TDI Earns Over 78mpg On Euro Road Test

As Marty Padgett announced earlier this month, the 2010 Audi A3 TDI is slated to arrive in North America this November with a sticker price of $30,775. That's a fairly high sum for a fairly small car, but on this month's cross-European "Efficiency Challenge A to B", the diesel A3 has earned upwards...Read More»

Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model
2010 Audi A3 TDI Priced from $30,775

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI goes on sale later this year for a base price of $30,775, the automaker announced today. The diesel version of the littlest Audi you can buy may come with a not-so-small sticker price--but it's among the cleanest oil-burners yet, thanks to VW/Audi's latest iteration of...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen GTI
Volkswagen, Audi Do The Right Thing With Transmission Issue

Volkswagen late last week issued a service program covering several Volkswagen and Audi models equipped with Direct Shift Gearboxes (DSG). In a release, Volkswagen Group of America reported that some owners of vehicles with the DSG transmission have reported “performance issues, due to a faulty...Read More»

2011 Audi A3 Spy Shots
Spy Shots: 2011 Audi A3

The 2011 Audi A3 is on track for a world debut late next year, and the first test mules have been spotted by spy photographers over at MotorAuthority. The new hatchback's development was pushed back so that Audi engineers could work on new models like a proposed A1 city car and a new Q3 crossover...Read More»

2010 Audi A3 2.0 TDI
Audi A3 Going Hybrid

Audi's been sporting a diesel-powered A3 hatchback around the U.S., as it looks at pushing its oil-burning powerplant deeper into the American driving public's hands. Will a hybrid Audi A3 also be in the cards for the growing luxury brand? Autocar says a gas-electric A3 is indeed in the works...Read More»

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI
Audi Equates Change With Progress: Sponsors Inaugural Coverage

Audi is making possible limited advertising on ABC, CBS, and NBC evening newscasts during Obama's inauguration next Tuesday. They're also doing an 8-page (!) "Progress is Beautiful" newspaper insert in the USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald...Read More»

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Detroit Show: 2010 A3 TDI Confirmed

Although the A3 TDI's arrival to the U.S. market has been pretty much confirmed for months, Audi made it formal in its press conference at the North American International Auto Show. At a Detroit auto show where the dominant theme so far is fuel consumption, it’s appropriate. TheCarConnection.com...Read More»

Audi Mileage Marathon
Audi Diesels Top Expectations in Cross-Country Marathon

Last week TheCarConnection.com brought you an update from Audi’s Mileage Marathon, a 4,800-mile tour with a fleet of clean-diesel TDI diesel vehicles. On the first day alone, a Q7 achieved 31.8 mpg on the New York-to-Washington leg--including battling Manhattan stop-and-go traffice. For the same...Read More»

2009 Audi A3
2009 Audi A3: More Quattro, Magnetic Ride

Audi massages and tweaks its A3 for the 2009 model year with a wider application of all-wheel drive and an available adaptive suspension. On the mechanical front, quattro all-wheel drive, previously available only with the uplevel 3.2 liter FSI V-6, is now available with the base 2.0T engine with...Read More»

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