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VW TDIs sip way to Montreal


This audio prompt an odd request from the navigation in the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI vehicle I was driving.

Wife, Calvi, and I were about along one of my favorite roads, lonely scar of tarmac the woods in the centre of New Brunswick Renous and Plaster Rock.

official name is Provincial 108 but locals simply call it Renous.’

The 120-kilometre stretch was a worthwhile short cut through New and if you were willing to risk a down, nasty winter or tangling with wildlife, it was a way to save an hour and a half on the to or from central Canada.

With the twinning of the Trans through New Brunswick, The Renous has some of its clientele, but businesses that deserted stretch suffer because there were any.

I’ve The Renous many times, but not recall a road that require a navigation system to a driver to “Bear Right.”

It was and the spray being kicked up by the Volkswagens in front of us made marginal at best.

When I saw sets of brake lights on, it registered that it was not a right that the navigation system was us to do but a walkie-talkie transmission from the vehicle warning of a black standing on the right side of the

“Bear right.” Right!

We down and watched the burly wander through the ditch and the dense forest of The Renous.

Lisa and I were one of five of journalists on a rip from Halifax to the first of five legs of a driving extravaganza dubbed Great Canadian TDI Clean Tour.

We had left Halifax that morning and over the two days would rotate five different VW TDI Clean products including a Jetta, Golf Wagon, Beetle and a

The cars were stocked up for a trip with walkie-talkies to from car to car, a route entitled Das Playbook that driving instructions and a slew of road trip games to and challenge us.

In the back seat of VW was a cooler with water and drinks and a big wicker basket with munchies. We called it The Basket.

Usually we ban junk food on a trip but this time bags of Doritos, ketchup MMs, Kit Kat bars and cheese-soaked were screaming EAT ME from the we fastened our seat belts in Halifax. I was into the Salt Vinegar chips before we the toll on the Macdonald Bridge, for sake!

The plan was to drive a in each of the five TDIs and our fuel consumption rates the 1,300-kilometre drive between and Montreal.

At the time of the ‘Bear we were running at 5.1 L/100 km in the Passat TDI. That we averaged 5.3/ L/100 kms in the TDI between Halifax and Moncton.

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At the launch press conference morning in Halifax, Thomas Manager of Public Relations for Canada, explained that he the idea of showing Canada off and better way than to let 60 or so media leapfrog a fleet of their offerings across the country?

and I couldn’t argue that.

welcome our competition’s new diesel like the recently released Cruze and the soon-to-be released 3,” Tetzlaff said. they are our competition, the more the hears about new Clean technology the more they shop around. And with five different diesel we are in a good position to grow our sales.”

Indeed diesel has come a long way since the when they were sluggish and smoky.

The new generations of diesel cars and trucks are low emission, powerful and exceptional fuel economy.

In more than 28 per cent of sales are TDI Clean Diesels and number climbs to 50 per cent if considering Passat, Golf and Touaregs.

By the time we arrived in Lisa and I had driven all five VW TDI Diesels. Our best result was the Golf Wagon at 4.8 L /100 km Quebec City and Montreal.

The ranged from 5.1 L/100 in the to 8.1 L/100 in the powerful 240 horsepower Touareg TDI.

No bad considering was not an exercise in hypermiling.

We wasted no time and we made it The Renous, keeping that on the right and out of our grill.


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