Posts tagged "volkswagen jetta"

VW launches hybrid Jetta

I recently had the chance to attend the launch of the all-new VW Jetta Hybrid in Santa Fe, NM. My driving partner was Dan Gray of MPGomatic. And when he pieced together his video review, I made a cameo appearance. Or at least, @girlinthetrunk did. I’ll be uploading pictures and review soon, but in the... Read more »

Win a 2011 VW Jetta at the Marathon Expo

I couldn’t sleep last night. And it’s not because I’ll be running 26.2 miles during a 5-hour period in less than 2 days. It’s because the Marathon Expo opens today at McCormick Place (2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr.). And I love the Marathon Expo. Samples, free ice packs, clothing sales, pace tattoos. Oh, my. This year,... Read more »

2011 automotive watch list

For 2011 VW's lifeblood gets a major overhaul. The all-new Jetta will come to the U.S. with four different engine options, including a 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel engine, which delivers 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Gasoline engines include the 2.0-liter (115 horsepower), 2.5 (170 horsepower) and the 2.0-liter TSI (200 horsepower). In addition to a new look, this compact car gets a little bigger for 2011, adding 3.5 inches in overall length, which translates into best-in-class rear legroom. I like VW for it's affordable German engineering, and this new Jetta comes through with a base price of around $16K.
2011 Nissan LEAF With the economy recovering, 2011 looks to be a much better year. Especially for the auto industry. Sales are starting to pick up, and you’ll notice a certain panache in the new vehicles heading our way. There are several that have caught my eye already, so I figured I’d give you a... Read more »