Volkswagen didn't quite spell it out this bluntly, but a copy of a recent dealership memorandum sums it up similarly: North Americans who drive diesel-powered cars are stupid.
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A crackling, sputtering, Beetle just seems right, doesn't it?
Volkswagen, like any number of politicians in this election year, believes in America.
Volkswagen has been toying with the idea of a "1-liter" car for more than a decade in Europe--a car that can achieve 100 km of range (62.1 miles) on just a liter of fuel.