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Volkswagen shows new 65 mpg Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion at Geneva show

8 March 2014

At the Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen is giving the new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion its debut. The new 5-seater diesel Golf Sportsvan offers combined cycle fuel consumption of 3.6 l/100 km (65 mpg US), equating to CO2 emissions of 95 g/km (provisional).

The good aerodynamics of the 81 kW / 109 hp Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion contributes significantly to the low fuel consumption. With numerous modifications, the new MPV achieves a CD value of 0.27. Among the factors that have enhanced the aerodynamics are the lowered vehicle body (15 millimeters lower); a special roof edge spoiler; a radiator grille partially closed to the outside; a partially sealed ventilation grille with radiator shutter behind it; optimized cooling airflow ;and special underfloor panels.

The Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion is available in Trendline and Comfortline trims. The specific BlueMotion features also include 15-inch alloy wheels and low rolling resistance tires.

The new BlueMotion model is also equipped with a Stop/Start system; regenerative braking mode; modifications within the TDI engine; and a modified 6-speed manual gearbox.

The new Golf Sportsvan TDI BlueMotion will be available in Germany this summer.

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Over 50 cubic feet storage and over 60 mpg sounds like a long road trip VW.

Is this another step towards future 100 mpg ICEVs

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