Showing posts in the category of VW Beetle

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.

VW’s Kombi Fulfills its Last Wishes in Touching Video Tribute


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For those who own one, the VW Kombi is not just a car; it’s a member of the family in its own right. It is one of the world’s most recognizable vehicles and part of popular culture, as it was the vehicle of choice for the hippy movement worldwide. Sadly, VW has decided to pull the plug on the Kombi, which was still produced in Brazil until recently.

Volkswagen Will Give Passat, Jetta, Golf and Beetle New TDI Diesel in 2014


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Volkswagen will be making its new 2.0-liter TDI diesel available to American buyers in the second half of this year. A variation of the unit has already debuted in Europe, and the first US models that it will be offered in will be the Passat, Jetta, Golf and Beetle, with other VWs to follow; Audi will be getting it too.

VW Beefs Up Beetle with Over 560HP and Readies it for the Red Bull Rallycross Series


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Some may find its color-scheme meh, but the new Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross GRC Beetle promises to be a no-nonsense racing model with all-wheel drive and a TSI turbo packing more than 560-horses under the hood.

VW Marks 65 Years since the First Beetle Landed in the U.S.


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In January 1949, the first VW Beetle arrived in the United States, paving the way for more than 5.5 million units that have been sold in the country spread over three model generations.

Last Brazilian-Built VW Kombi Retires in Hannover Museum


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Last year, VW marked the discontinuation of the Type 2 Kombi van in Brazil with the launch of a special edition model.

The last ever VW Kombi from the T2 series rolled off the Sao Paulo assembly line in December 2013. Although VW planned to build 600 units of the Last Edition model, demand was so strong that it had to produce 1,200 units – despite a steep price tag of 85,000 BRL or about US$35,600 / €26,700.

VW Horses Up Beetle with New 1.8 TSI, Priced from $25,170


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After the Passat and Jetta lineups, it's time for the U.S. market Beetle to replace the full of character, but outdated, 2.5-liter inline-five with the new EA888 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI gasoline engine.

VW's New Beetle Dune Concept Can Carry Skis in Style


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After the leaked photos of VW’s Beetle Dune Concept, we now have official details about the study, which was revealed today at the Detroit Auto Show.

VW Beetle Dune Concept Bows to the Web with Official Photos, Likely Heading for Production


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Volkswagen is revisiting an idea from January 2000, when it presented the New Beetle Dune concept in Los Angeles, with a similarly themed concept car at next week's 2014 Detroit motor Show, but you won't have to wait until tomorrow to see it as more than a dozen photos surfaced online today.

VW Gets Adventurous with New Beetle Dune Concept for Detroit Show


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Volkswagen's second concept announcement for the 2014 Detroit motor show after the frugal Passat BlueMotion 1.4 TSI is the new Beetle Dune. If the name and styling of the concept previewed in the sketches rings a bell, it's because the Germans exhibited a similar study based on the previous Beetle back in 2000 (see photos below).

New VW Beetle Mk2 Slammed Down to the Ground


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Over the years and decades it remained in production and even after, VW's original Beetle has seen more tuning jobs and customizations than you can shake a stick at. While not as near as popular, there are plenty of tuning offerings for the Bug's (spiritual) successors, like this latest proposition from MR Car Design.