Showing posts in the category of VW Beetle

VW Got Complacent With The Beetle, But They Can Fix It


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Are Americans not buying Volkswagens right now because they're too boring? That's what VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn thinks, but I think he's oversimplifying the issue.

VW Just Delivered A Bunch Of Special Beetle Babies In NYC


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In April of 1955, VW established 'Volkswagen of America', meaning they're celebrating their 60th birthday at the New York Auto Show tomorrow where they will debut four special concepts of their most famous nameplate, the Beetle.

Chinese Brand With Nissan & Volvo-Like Logo Creates Five-Door Beetle-Like EV


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That's not a Nissan badge with Volvo typography and that's not a real VW Beetle 5d: welcome to wonderful world of Chinese automotive inspiration

VW Could Drop Beetle, Polo Three-Door, Report Says


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Volkswagen is on a mission to cut costs through trimming redundant or slow-selling models from its lineup. First there was the death of the old and slow-selling Eos, now comes word the three-door Polo and Beetle could get cut.

VW Tanner Foust Racing ENEOS RWB Beetle Brings Some Color to Chicago Show


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It's hard not to notice the bright-orange VW Tanner Foust Racing ENEOS RWB Beetle at the Chicago Auto Show, even though we've seen the car before at SEMA.

VW Recalls Nearly 88,000 Cars In The U.S. Over Fire Risk, Headlight Concerns


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Volkswagen of America has issued two recalls this week concerning US-market 2014 and 2015 model-year Golfs, GTIs, Beetles, Passats and Jettas.

They Don’t Get More Cartoonish ThanTthis Highly-Customized VW Bus [w/Video]


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In fact, the vehicle you see here shouldn’t even be called a VW, since it only uses suspension bits from a 1965 Type 2 van, while most of the rest is hand-built from steel.

It still runs a modified air-cooled flat-four engine too, with a supercharger making it push out around 200 hp – the shiny engine is fully exposed at the back.

Is This One of The Coolest VW New Beetles Around Or What? [w/Video]


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We're absolutely smitten with this 2000s VW Beetle rat-rod conversion that we found for sale on eBay.

The Story of VW's Beetle


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For a very long period of time, the VW Beetle was the world’s best-selling automobile. That was in part due to its very long period of manufacturing: between 1938 and 2003 more than 21 million Beetles were built on all inhabited continents.

VW Beetle Gets Five New Euro6 Engines and Fresh Technologies


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VW has introduced five new Euro6 engines and the second generation modular infotainment system (MIB) on the Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet in Europe.

VW Recalling 1.14 Million Cars in China and the US over Suspension Issues


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Volkswagen has announced it is recalling more than a million cars in North America and China to sort out a potential problem with rear suspension parts.

Jay Leno Tries Out The Very First Meyers Manx Dune Buggy


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While the dune buggy was not originally Bruce Meyers’ idea, it was him who decided that it would be wise to use (cheap and plentiful) VW Beetle parts and a fiberglass shell. Amusingly, it was specifically designed to look like a caricature, a spoof…

VW Feels Nostalgic with 2015 Beetle Classic Edition, Priced from $20,195*


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While the modern day VW Beetle is in itself, a homage to the original Bug, VW has figured it wouldn’t hurt if it made it even more retro-looking.

CNET Finds the 2015 VW Beetle R-Line is Not a Well Rounded Package


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The new-new VW Beetle, which debuted in 2012, is a big improvement over the first gen car.

VW Prices the Beetle Cabriolet Karmann from €25,250 in Germany


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Volkswagen has put a price tag on the Beetle Cabriolet Karmann, the special edition model that debuted last month at the AMI Leipzig show. Featuring design tweaks and additional equipment features, the Beetle Cabriolet Karmann is priced from €25,250 ($34,431) in Germany and can be ordered at dealerships nationwide.

Production VW Beetle Dune Coming in 2016; Unfortunately FWD Only


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Last week, we brought you news that Volkswagen’s Beetle Dune Concept was being considered seriously for production. Now, Car magazine published a report that asserts VW’s board approved the concept for production back in May.

VW Releases New Photos of the Beetle Dune, Says it Could be Built


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Remember VW’s Beetle Dune Concept revealed at this year's Detroit Auto Show? The German carmaker has decided to release more photos with the study, which is described as having a “near-production design.”

544HP VW Beetle GRC Rallycross Car is One Angry Bug


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The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team unveiled the final version of the Beetle GRC rallycross car, an extreme interpretation of VW’s iconic model. The Beetle GRC will debut later this season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship and will be driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.

VW Unveils Golf Edition, Beetle Cabriolet Karmann at AMI Leipzig Show


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For this year’s AMI (Auto Mobil International) motor show in Leipzig, Volkswagen is presenting two world premieres: the production version of the Golf Edition and the Beetle Cabriolet Karmann. You may remember the former from this year’s Beijing Auto Show, where VW has showcased a premium concept with the same name dedicated to the Golf’s 40th anniversary.

VW May Turn Beetle into a Sub-Brand, Add Bulli, SUV and Coupe Models


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With 120,000 Beetles sold in 2013, VW is reportedly planning to expand the retro-styled lineup with new models, turning the Beetle name into a sub-brand. The German automaker has confirmed that it is working on new Beetle models, including a modern take on the VW Microbus based on the Beetle platform.