VW will eventually add BlueMotion versions to all of its volume-selling car lines including the Golf and Touran models. The Passat and Polo BlueMotion vehicles will initially be sold in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with sales for the rest of Europe expected to start early next year.
It's interesting to see the different approaches regional carmakers have to the fuel efficiency problem. Most Asian companies are moving forward with hybrid development, while European carmakers are more likely to use small diesel engines. Diesels already achieve better mileage rates than their more expensive electric-hybrid counterparts, which is the main reason the Europeans are sticking with the oil-burners, a philosophy we’re definitely fans of.