It seems like every car builder out there is trying to do something different to increase fuel mileage. Hybrids, plug-in electrics, fuel-cell vehicles-all great ideas, but with the current state of technology they aren’t developed enough to be a good substitute.
Volkswagen has a different plan: adapt proven technology and bring it up to modern standards. The company isn’t reinventing the automobile, just changing its ingredients a little. VW has recently launched a new clean diesel campaign, which will be used in several platforms, the first being the Jetta TDI.
The beauty of diesel cars lies in the relatively small change in the driving experience. It still uses internal combustion, you still pump fuel at a service station, and it makes similar noises. If you put the average person in a clean-diesel Jetta, he’d probably have no idea it wasn’t a normal gas car. Enthusiasts will notice the lower redline and relish the extra torque.
Source: European Car Web