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    Detroit: Volkswagen shows off performance-ish Passat concept
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    As part of its 2013 Detroit Auto Show debut package, Volkswagen has rolled out a sportier version of the Passat sedan, though it's strictly conceptual for now. A small dose of go-fast visuals have been added to the handsome Volkswagen, including 19-inch wheels, carbon-capped mirrors, an advanced front lighting system, LED taillamps and dual exhaust. Some ...

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    Official: Volkswagen unveils sportier Passat Performance Concept ahead of Detroit debut
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    Ahead of its official unveiling at next week's Detroit Auto Show, Volkswagen has released some preliminary details and images of its Passat Performance Concept – a car that, as its name suggests, adds a little more spice to the automaker's midsize sedan formula. VW makes no mention of any production intent for this road-ready-looking sedan, simply ...

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    Video: Watch bystanders try to put out fire on transporter full of new Volkswagens
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    Watching a small fire that no one can stop from becoming a big fire is like watching a train wreck in Super Slo-Mo. That is the spectacle we get from a rural two-lane road in Poland when a transporter truck hauling seven Volkswagen Passat wagons catches flame. The cause appears to be some sort of tire or axle failure on the trailer that starts a little ...

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    Official: Meet the safest cars of 2013
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has revealed its annual list of Top Safety Picks, an award that highlights automobiles it says offer "superior crash protection." A new and still more significant award, the Top Safety Pick+ honor, is given to those vehicles that earn good ratings for occupant protection in four out of five areas of ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI
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    Can you name a fun-to-drive sedan with a manual transmission that can transport five adults and their luggage comfortably while sipping fuel at the rate of 50 mpg (4.7 L/100 km)? The answer is the Volkswagen Passat TDI – a German antonym for "range anxiety." The past forty years have seen the Volkswagen Passat evolve from a three-door hatchback ...

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    Video: Car and Driver "Masters of the Middle" comparo sizes up Passat, Fusion, Altima and Accord
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    Last year, the Volkswagen Passat 2.5 SE won a Car and Driver comparison test of mid-size sedans, beating the Honda Accord V6 and Hyundai Sonata 2.0T. A couple of months later, the same Passat model won a mid-size comparo from Motor Trend against the Hyundai Sonata GLS and Toyota Camry LE. Earlier this year, the VW won an even larger C/D comparison test, ...

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    Featured: Mulroney's Camry: Twits and dweebs that tweet and Weib
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    The recent kerfuffle over David Mulroney's car is a strange one, mainly because the kerfuffling car in question is a Toyota Camry, a vehicle that seems mostly unlikely to offend anyone. Though perhaps that was part of the problem. In case you haven't heard, Mulroney, Canada's Ambassador to China, recently posted pictures of his silver Camry on Weibo (sort ...

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    Report: Volkswagen designer claims no costs were cut on Jetta, Passat interiors
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    There was a lot of built-up excitement surrounding the larger and less costly 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, but the anticipation deflated among critics when the model's less-than-impressive interior was revealed to the world. Critics chided the cheapened cabin, and quite a few negative reviews followed. It's tough to argue that in the process of its upsizing, ...

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    Official: Volkswagen gives the R-Line treatment to European-model Passat
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    Few automakers can produce the kind of sports sedans that the Germans do. And for most of the country's automakers, those performance vehicles can be recognized by one letter (or a combination of a few): M for BMW, RS for Audi, AMG for Mercedes-Benz... and R for Volkswagen. The relatively new performance division at Wolfsburg has now gotten its hands on ...

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    Study: "Camaros eat Mustangs:" The origins of car names
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    As a car manufacturer, you have spent literally thousands of person-hours engineering a vehicle that is not quite entirely dreamy nor utterly practical, but some magical balance of the two that should sell by the trainload. Small problem: the folks in marketing have decided to name the car the "Acquiesce," so chosen for its inability to offend anybody and ...