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Old 02-21-2008, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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News: VW to unveil 70 mpg (US) Golf diesel hybrid

Via Daily Tech and channel4.com

Continuing today's diesel theme... VW will be unveiling a diesel hybrid Golf at the upcoming Geneva auto show.



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According to the German automotive giant, the Golf Hybrid will achieve 83.9 MPG (Imperial gallons) which is roughly 69.9 MPG here in the U.S. Carbon dioxide emissions are also limited to just 89g/km.
VW says the engine will meet the strictest Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions standards.

The most surprising thing - if the 2 articles I've seen can be believed - is they're not calling this a "concept". They're talking about it as if it's destined for the North American market.

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