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2013 VW Beetle Goes Diesel; Convertible Due In New York
2013 VW Beetle Goes Diesel; Convertible Due In New York

With less than a week until the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, automakers are already starting to announce new models. Such is the case with Volkswagen as it has announced the 2013 Beetle TDI, which will make its formal debut next week in the Windy City. The TDI will be the most fuel-efficient Beetle of...Read More»

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Signs Of Improvement: Volkswagen Signs Up For Super Bowl XLVI

Today's TV pundits spend a lot of time talking about the frailty of the U.S. economy, but that hasn't stopped consumers from visiting their local auto showrooms. Recently, we got word that car sales were on the rise, and now comes an equally promising harbinger: Volkswagen has purchased a spot...Read More»

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Architect Envisions Habitat For Herbie

The United Arab Emirates is both car heaven and hell. The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park celebrates all things Maranello, while the heartbreak of a sun-baked and dust-caked Enzo abandoned in Dubai is all too fresh in our minds. So what chance does a 1963 Volkswagen have here? We'll know soon...Read More»

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First Oprah-Awarded 2012 VW Beetles To Be Delivered Thursday

Last November, 275 people present at a taping of the Oprah Winfrey Show got a very nice door prize: in cooperation with Volkswagen, Oprah gave each audience member a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Not only were those present getting the cars, but all taxes and fees associated with winning the prize were...Read More»

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Volkswagen To Launch Retro-Styled Bulli Concept For 2014: Rumor

When Volkswagen unveiled its Bulli concept vehicle last March at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, the response from the press and the public was fairly unanimous: "Build it!" Now, there are rumors that VW is preparing to do just that, and it could hit the U.S. by 2014. The Bulli was a hit for at least...Read More»

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Paris Hilton, Ford, Tuatara: Car News Headlines

A convertible will join the new Beetle lineup next spring as a 2013 model. [TheCarConnection] Paris Hilton receives a Lexus LFA from ex-boyfriend and exchanges it for a different color. [MotorAuthority] Hilarious explanation for plug-in cars with Xtranormal animation. [GreenCarReports] Car2go is...Read More»

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Coming Next Spring

The wraps have only just come off the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle but so far only the hard-top model has been revealed. However, as we saw with the previous generation ‘New Beetle’, sales of the convertible are just as important as those of the coupe and in some years were actually the...Read More»

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Has The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Given Up On Flower Power? #YouTellUs

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of those iconic cars that represents a brand. The last-generation Beetle helped put Volkswagen on the map in the U.S., but it was more of a hit with female buyers. Volkswagen hopes to even the demographic spread with the new 2012 Beetle. The main design cues on the new...Read More»

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Has The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Lost Its Flower Power? #YouTellUs

The last-generation Volkswagen Beetle wasn't exactly what we would call masculine. From its steering column-mounted flower vase to the triple-bubble shape, it was definitely perceived to be a feminine vehicle. Volkswagen is hoping to change that perception with the new 2012 Beetle. By the numbers...Read More»

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle First Drive

When you think of Volkswagen and the people behind the brand, the image of engineers wearing black turtlenecks and speaking with thick German accents springs to mind. Their design haus would be a sterile white lab filled with clipboards and fluorescent lighting that churns out concepts created with...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Black Turbo launch edition
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Arrives With Special Turbo Models

In addition to the upcoming debut of the 2012 Beetle, Volkswagen has announced that the redesigned coupe will also roll-out with two limited-edition models, both of which promise to pack a punch. The 2012 Beetle is already expected to appear in three different forms: "base", "design" (mid-level)...Read More»

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Ryan Dunn Dies, Britney Back With Beetle: The Week In Reverse

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died in a 130-mph collision in his Porsche, violently and senselessly--in the way of most drunk-driving accidents. [MotorAuthority] Carmageddon will strike soon in Los Angeles when the 405 closes for a day. Have no fear: Erik Estrada has all the deets. [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen New Beetle in Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' video
Britney Spears Flashes The 2012 Volkswagen New Beetle: Video

There are at least two things on Planet Earth in need of serious makeovers: Volkswagen's New Beetle and pop star Britney Spears. We're happy to report that one of them has been re-envisioned for Britney's latest video. Spears began shame spiraling out of control in the mid-2000s -- around the time...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen New Beetle in Britney Spears' 'I Wanna Go' video
Britney Spears Pimps The 2012 Beetle

There are days when you have to wonder if the universe is run by a drunken frat boy with a sense of humor. Case in point: the latest Britney Spears video that pimps the 2012 VW Beetle. Let us not digress by going into the sordid career of this once-great superstar. That is what TMZ and MTV are for...Read More»

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Prices Start At $19,765

We’re still a few months away from the 2012 VW Beetle’s appearance in dealer showrooms, but Volkswagen has given us an idea of what the iconic car will sell for. There will be three engine options, ranging from the 2.5-liter, in-line five-cylinder to the 2.0-liter, turbocharged...Read More»

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2012 VW Beetle: Marketing Says It’s Not a Chick Car

Believe it or not, I actually know a male, allegedly with genuine cojones, who owns a VW New Beetle--with an automatic no less! So naturally you’re thinking he’s some kind of sissy, or doesn’t know what a real car is, or doesn’t appreciate what driving and being a car nut is...Read More»

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Lady Bug Pitches The Flower Vase, Goes Butch

Earlier this week, Volkswagen officially revealed the all-new 2012 VW Beetle. After months of teases, the slightly more relaxed silhouette and softened 'Beetle dome' wasn't so much of a surprise. Yet the exterior details, which come across as less soft and carefree, more sporty and aggressive, hint...Read More»

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21st Century Bug: The New 2012 Volkswagen Beetle TV Commercial

Volkswagen unveiled the "new" Beetle as the New York Auto Show got underway and created a little bit of an Internet stir. Would the new styling be evocative of the original iconic look? VW seems to think so--calling this version of the 'new' Beetle its sportiest yet. We thought it was worth going...Read More»

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Bows At New York Auto Show

With a goal to “design a new original,” Volkswagen designers dove into the design process to create an instantly recognizable, yet wholly-new iteration of the classic Beetle. Consumers will be able to judge for themselves with the debut of the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle two-door...Read More»

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