snopes.com: Volkswagen Passat

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Volkswagen Passat

Examples: via e-mail, May 2012]

VW Passat MPG in the UK

Below is an email about the VW that is made in the USA which over 70MPG but is not allow to be in the USA…. Just one more Red Flag….I have included a youtube video and a link to VW UK web which confirms video is

Checked out VW web site and you can order any car have for sale unless you are a US As a US Citizen VW will not deliver the mileage cars they in the US to US Citizens. This is true and can be by just trying to buy one of these with the blue motion for shipment from the US to any destination in the US.

I didn’t go to the Ford UK web site to out Ford but Rick has and he says has several models for sale in the US with mileage of better 71 miles per gallon on the highway also are available for sale in but not the US.

VW Web Site:

Origins: May 2012 saw the of the message cited above, one claimed that Volkswagen vehicles with 70+ miles per (MPG) figures manufactured in the were readily available in the UK, but government regulations prohibited being sold to U.S. These claims appear to be however.

First of all, a UK is not the equivalent of a U.S. gallon: 1 UK = 1.2 U.S. gallons, so MPG figures for in the UK are inflated by 20% relative to U.S. Additionally, the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) process for average mileage ratings is more stringent than the used in other countries, so EPA tend to be on the conservative side.

Therefore, taking both into consideration, a car rated at 70 MPG in the UK likely be EPA rated somewhere the mid- to high-40 MPG range.

we found no evidence of U.S. regulations that would the sale of automobiles such as the Volkswagen Passat in the United solely because of their ratings. In general, when an manufacturer offers a particular of vehicle in other parts of the but not the U.S. it’s because model has features that appeal to U.S. buyers or the model does not meet safety or environmental standards. In the of the Volkswagen Passat models here, their lack of in the U.S. is likely due to a combination of factors.

Others have noted U.S. consumers tend to less on mileage and prefer cars with automatic and larger, higher-performance engines, but the UK of the Passat cited here is a car with a manual transmission and a lower-performing engine:

The UK Passat is very small (the time is 12.5 seconds a manual transmission) and most won’t accept such performance. Diesel fuel have a tax-preferred status in the U.S. either, and the engine is at a premium cost due to new technology. more is that vehicles in the UK not the U.S.) are taxed by carbon so vehicles in the UK are sold with a wider choice of engines, including diesels and far smaller than are available for these in the U.S. because there is a cost of operating the vehicle (i.e. higher fuel and these engines minimize the tax portion.

The dynamics of car ownership and manufacturing in the US versus the UK is vastly different: not really the regulations that are to Manufacturers don’t bother to get EPA certifications because they that the demand isn’t especially right now when the is for hybrid (or at the really high electric).

I doubt that such a car be viable to sell: people in the don’t put much stock in to gas in comparison to power demands. If you are to charge a premium, you have to something noticeably different, and probably isn’t going to muster for most folks. vehicles in the U.S. have a bad

Also, as reported in a Pure Systems News (PESN) on this topic, a Manager of and Technology Communications for Volkswagen of Inc. stated that:

VW to sell the same (or similar?) as is sold in Europe here in the US. But it sell very well. It was too and too small in the mid-size sedan

So they came up with a version with a better point; and of course the size the mileage.

Volkswagen’s response to our query was stating only that could not say when Bluemotion vehicles like the UK version of the would be available in the U.S.

We that in this current climate, the desires of the driving have changed. Many have realized that and economy are the true values of an Emissions standards have and we are working to be both ecologically and provide fuel efficient people want. VW continues to all options for fuel efficiency.

We no further information at this if, or when the Bluemotion technology be available in the US.

Last updated: 14 May

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