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VW Kills the TDI:  No New Diesels for the U.S.


Nov. 23, 2016:  VW brand chief Herbert Diess told Handelblatt that after months of study VW will no longer offer TDI Golfs, Jettas, Beetles, Passats and Touaregs in the U.S.  Audi and Porsche might sell V-6 diesels, however.

Earlier this year, VW’s U.S. chief Hinrich Woebcken hinted that TDI models might return for 2017.  Diesel enthusiasts, therefore, expected VW to resume offering its thrifty-yet-potent TDIs...  Diess’s words represent a complete shift away from an engine type that comprised roughly 25% of its U.S. sales.

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The VWCA (Volkswagen Club of America) is a not-for-profit hobby club for owners and enthusiasts of Volkswagen and Audi automobiles. Founded in 1955, the Club has followed the evolution of Volkswagen from the early air-cooled Beetle to the latest models to roll off the assembly line. We are not owned by, affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen AG or Volkswagen of America, the Importer. The Club is operated and managed solely by volunteer members who contribute their time and energy in pursuit of our motto, "to help Volkswagen and Audi owners enjoy their cars to the fullest." Read about the club's history.

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