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VW Beetle vs. Mini Cooper: Compare Cars
VW Beetle vs. Mini Cooper: Compare Cars

The Volkswagen Beetle and Mini Cooper are both perky, fun-to-drive small cars that have far more of a focus on the design statement—and the suggested lifestyle that goes with it, perhaps—than other models in such an affordable price range. Both of these models were born out of the...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius
The 6 most influential green cars in history

For the first 50 years of its life, the auto industry operated entirely free of any regulation. Believe it or not, it wasn’t until the 1950s that all U.S. states even agreed on the size, shape, and mounting holes for license plates. But starting in the 1960s, governments began to face up to...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Volkswagen to axe 40 models in an effort to recover, refocus

As we reported on Friday, Volkswagen is crafting a new game plan dubbed “Together: Strategy 2025” to deal with the fines, repair fees, and sales slump associated with the ongoing Dieselgate scandal. Details of the plan began to leak out over the weekend, and as Volkswagen CEO Matthias...Read More»

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, Denim Models Go Vintage Smart Casual

At the Los Angeles Auto Show this week, Volkswagen is introducing two new Beetle variants that should help nudge this classic nameplate back into consideration. First, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune, which will arrive in Coupe form in the first quarter of 2016 and in Convertible form by next fall...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013-2015 Volkswagen Beetle Recalled To Fix Shattering Sunroof

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling select Volkswagen Beetles from the 2013-2015 model years. According to a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the recall is meant to fix a faulty sunroof, which could shatter in traffic. ALSO SEE: 2015 Nissan Murano: First...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle, Jetta Recalled For Suspension Problems: 442,000 Vehicles Affected

Volkswagen is recalling select models of the 2011-2013 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the recall stems from a flaw in the vehicles' suspension, which could dramatically increase the risk of...Read More»

Volkswagen Beetle Dune Concept live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show
VW Beetle Dune Concept: A Bug For The Desert Rat In You

Is there a place in the world for a Bug outfitted for a cross-Sahara trek? At this year's Detroit Auto Show there was, at least in concept-car form. VW’s lifted Beetle Dune Concept takes its cues from the off-pavement dune buggies of yesteryear, while previewing a look at what a go-anywhere...Read More»

2013 Toyota Prius liftback
Consumer Reports Dubs The Toyota Prius Best New-Car Value; Nissan Armada The Worst

It's December, and by now, nearly every automaker has rolled out its 2014 models, giving new-car shoppers lots to look at. And right on cue, Consumer Reports has just named its best and worst new-car picks. To determine where models fall in the rankings, Consumer Reports compiles data on each car...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line
2013 VW Beetle R-Line Priced; New Engine For Turbo, Jetta GLI

Volkswagen says its new Beetle Turbo R-Line will be priced from $30,135 when it goes on sale later this month. The new version of the Beetle replaces the top trim line of the current car in the midyear change. It's fitted with 19-inch wheels, new front and rear fascias, LED daytime running lights...Read More»

Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet
Volkswagen Gets Serious About Smartphone Integration With The iBeetle

Many of us have experienced bugs in our iPhones, but the new iBeetle from Volkswagen aims to turn the tables by putting the iPhone in a Bug. At this month's Shanghai Auto Show, Volkswagen will unveil the iBeetle, a special edition of the popular VW Beetle. The car's design will echo the...Read More»

'Father and Sun' ad for the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Invites You On A Hawaiian Roadtrip

At first glance, February might seem like a strange time to launch a new convertible, but really, it makes perfect sense: in chilly weather like this, the thought of motoring under warm, sunny skies makes drop-tops all the more sexy. At least, that's what Volkswagen is hoping. The automaker has...Read More»

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Seat Belt Usage At Record High, Best Car To Buy Short List, Ford's Optimistic Fuel Economy Projections: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we tell you that seat belt usage is at an all-time high, thanks to big gains from drivers in Southern states. According to the latest NHTSA data, 86-percent of drivers now buckle up before hitting the road. Our list of Best Car To Buy candidates has gotten shorter, so we...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2012-2013 Volkswagen Beetle Recalled For Airbag Issue

Volkswagen is conducting a recall of certain 2012 and 2013 Beetle small cars over concerns that the front passenger airbag may deploy even if a child is secured in a passenger restraint. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the number of vehicles...Read More»

Tony Stewart Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, 2012 SEMA show
Cadillac's Future, SEMA, 2015 Audi R8: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, automakers gear up for SEMA and BMW recalled the 2005-2007 7-Series due to a potential roll-away issue. Jay Leno drove the 2012 Tesla Model S and Cadillac's planning to raise prices on upcoming models. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Priced From $24,065

Back at the Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen announced that a turbo diesel Beetle would be launched later this year. And while we've already driven the diesel powered Bug, we didn't know how much it would cost until today. Volkswagen has announced the Beetle TDI will start from $24,065, including a...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: First Drive

Forget for a few minutes about your urge to make the absolute smartest fiscal choice. Yes, the economics of diesel ownership often take many, many years to work out as positive. Yes, diesels, as in the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, do generally cost thousands more initially; and yes, diesel fuel...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Two-Minute Review: Video

For 2012 Volkswagen revamped the aging Beetle and attempted turned it into a more aggressive, modern version of the original. First out of the gate is the Turbo model with the soul of a GTI and the look of a Bug. In our two-minute video review we note that while the car looks shorter, it's actually...Read More»

2013 GMC Terrain Denali
Lexus, 2013 GMC Terrain Denali, 2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2012 VW Beetle Turbo and Ford talked about the development of the 2015 Focus RS. The rare Cyclops II made an appearance and Infiniti issued a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We spied the 2014 Subaru Forester...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven

When the New Beetle arrived, back in 1998, it elicited waves of nostalgia from Baby Boomers who had owned the old air-cooled Beetles, and loved what they had come to symbolize. At the time of the New Beetle's launch, it was exactly what they wanted—a vehicle that carried forward the iconic...Read More»

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