Archive for the ‘Beetle’ Category
As iconic as they come, the Volkswagen Beetle has become a familiar staple in households all across the country due to its attractive engineering and range of mechanical options. Because the Beetle is always being modernized while still holding true to its roots, it remains a fan-favorite among those who are looking to showcase their quirky personality. The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is no different, sporting the same iconic design but with cutting-edge features that separate it from other boring coupes and sedans. One design attribute that drivers love is its bold color choices that are available during the customization process. Check them out below!
You may remember our blog post back in June about the new 2017 #PinkBeetle, the first vehicle to ever be named as a hashtag and the first Beetle to be offered in Fresh Fuchsia Metallic paint. With sales of the limited-edition #PinkBeetle beginning in October, Volkswagen has celebrated by taking the month of September to auction off the first #PinkBeetle to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
Jay Leno’s Garage is known for featuring some of the most unique and outrageously expensive vehicles in the world, so what convinced him to feature a 1966 VW Beetle? A turbocharged, sports-car engine modification might have something to do with it! Mario Markakis, the 1966 Beetle owner who built the car, says the car is rated at 250-280 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Many aspects of the Volkswagen have been retained, including the retro look of the car and the four-speed transmission. See how it drives in the episode of Jay Leno’s Garage below! (more…)
Model year 2017 will bring significant changes to the Volkswagen line of vehicles, but perhaps the most exciting updates will be seen on the VW Beetle models. Volkswagen recently announced the arrival of the stylish #PinkBeetle and the Beetle Dune, which both feature unique styling features and color options. The Dune will be available as a convertible with the rollout of 2017 Volkswagen models; to celebrate all the updates, we’re comparing the Pink Beetle and the Beetle Dune. (more…)
VW recently announced that the #PinkBeetle, originally revealed as a concept model at the 2015 New York Auto Show, will go into production as a 2017 Volkswagen model. Available as both a coupe and a convertible, the #PinkBeetle, the first vehicle to be named as a hashtag, will go on sale in fall 2016. (more…)
If you want a subcompact car that will also provide a high level of driver enjoyment and let you put the top down for a Sunday cruise, your options are somewhat limited. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as the available options are quite strong and unique. Both the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible and the 2016 MINI Cooper Convertible offer substantial equipment and performance specs – not to mention personalities unmatched among competitors. (more…)
If you really love the VW Beetle, you deserve to own one that’s a little more customized. This summer, you’ll have your choice of two 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Special Editions: the Beetle Dune and the Beetle Denim. It’s going to be a difficult decision, but we’re taking a closer look at the differences between these two VW variations on a retro favorite to help you make up your mind. (more…)
Joining the Volkswagen family is a new Beetle trim, the 2016 VW Beetle Dune, inspired by so-called “Baja Bugs” designed to tackle off-roading as part of desert recreation in Southern California in the late 1960s. Offering more rugged amenities and referencing a heritage distinct from the original Beetle’s, the 2016 Beetle Dune color options are highly anticipated by enthusiasts and car shoppers alike. (more…)
What is the Kaferfach glovebox in the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle?
For those who are a bit less enthusiastic about specific models, automakers can get away with losing some of the smaller features that might be special to a vehicle. The VW Beetle does not have that sort of fan base. Even so, it feels the Volkswagen can be a bit vague when describing specific features, possibly assuming everyone has the same fond memories that have lasted decades. So for the uninitiated, we’re looking to answer the question: What is the Kaferfach glovebox in the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle? (more…)