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Volkswagen Passat Goes 1500 Miles on One tank

The Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion has set a world record for traveling well over 1500 miles on one tank of fuel.

That's right folks, a Volkswagen Passat Bluemotion has taken a world record-breaking: 1,527 miles on a single tank of fuel. The Guinness World Records organization has officially recognized this as a world-beating distance!

Driven on public roads in France and Britain by Sunday Times journalist Gavin Conway, the car averaged 45mph and 89.83mpg over 3 days. The Passat Bluemotion's official, combined economy figure is 64.2mpg (UK).

The Passat Bluemotion is a standard production car, which…
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Road-Testing the New Jetta

Bargains aren't new, but they're rare when it comes to German automobiles. Volkswagen means, "car of the people," but in the United States that's traditionally been the territory of Civics and Corollas-the default choices when you want to shell out less than $20K for something solid, reliable, and a little boring.
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Volkswagen Builds Engine Plants in Mexico, US

Volkswagen is expanding their factory chain throughout th world. A major US assembly line, in Chattanooga Tenn, is producing thousands of cars per day, and is about to receive some help south of the border.

VW has announced it will build a new engine factory in Mexico. This plant will supply engines to its expanding North American production network.

The $550 million engine plant will be built on an industrial site in Silao, in the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. This plant is scheduled for a 2013 completion. VW said the plant will have "a capacity to build 330…
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