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2017 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE: EVEN MORE STYLE FOR THE ICON

When the first Beetle rolled off the production line, it was simply called the Volkswagen-"the people's car"-but its distinctive shape inspired nicknames across the globe and, in the end, Beetle stuck. In total, 21.5 million cars were sold, making it the most popular car manufactured off a single platform of all time. Now, even after more than 60 years of being sold in America, the Beetle still rekindles the spirit and imagination of the original for...

2016 BEETLE DUNE BROADENS THE BEETLE LINEUP WITH NEW DESIGN AND PREMIUM FEATURES

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the production version of the 2016 Beetle Dune, which will go on sale early next year. Inspired by classic Baja Bugs, the vehicle will enter the Beetle family as a new trim, offering a rugged addition to the rest of the model lineup. "The new Dune successfully captures the iconic spirit of Baja Beetles, with a more rugged feel and amenities never before offered on the third-generation Beetle," said Joerg...

2016 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE: ICONIC LOOKS, MODERN INTERPRETATION

When the first Beetle rolled off the production line, it was simply called the Volkswagen-"the people's car"-but its distinctive shape inspired nicknames across the globe and, in the end, Beetle stuck. In total, 21.5 million cars were sold, making it the most popular car manufactured off a single platform of all time. During the 60th anniversary of Volkswagen in America, the Beetle still rekindles the spirit and imagination of the original for a new generation of...

2015 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE: ICONIC LOOKS, MODERN INTERPRETATION

After a number of changes in 2014, the Beetle range sees minimal updates for 2015. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine TDI(R) Clean Diesel engine will be replaced by the new 150-hp EA288 2.0-liter diesel engine, which makes 10 more horsepower than the outgoing model. The Beetle TDI equipped with the optional six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission improves EPA estimated highway fuel economy from 39 to 41 mpg compared with the previous diesel engine. In addition, a new limited-edition...

2014 Beetle Press Kit

The third-generation of the internationally beloved Beetle has been a big success for Volkswagen in the U.S., ever since it went on sale in September of 2011. Originally available with 2.5-liter and 2.0-liter TSI(R) engines, the Beetle added a TDI(R) Clean Diesel to the range for the 2013 model year. For 2014, the Beetle range receives a number of enhancements, trim line changes, and a new special edition model, the GSR(R). The base Beetle's 2.5-liter engine...

Only 3,500 cars worldwide Volkswagen presents the new Beetle GSR in Chicago

Volkswagen launches a Beetle designed solely with dynamics in mind: the new GSR. The exclusive, powerful 155 kW / 210 PS model will take centre stage at its world premiere at the Chicago Auto Show from 7th to 18th February. Limited edition: 3,500 cars; worldwide. GSR - a quaint abbreviation with a legendary predecessor: the "Yellow/Black Racer" based on the Beetle 1303 S. And only 3,500 cars of the earlier model were produced as well. Exactly...

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE R-LINE(R) TO GO ON SALE IN THE U.S. MARKET

Volkswagen R GmbH has developed the R-Line for drivers who want the sporty and aggressive styling of the Volkswagen R models, but without the additional performance. In Germany, many of Volkswagen's best-selling vehicles are available with an R-Line derivative, but until now this has only been the case with the CC in the U.S. That will change when the Beetle R-Line goes on sale in early 2013. Offered only on the Turbo model, the Beetle R-Line...

THE 2013 MINI CONVERTIBLE

MINI Convertible: the thrill of open-air motoring in unmistakable MINI style The two-door body style and soft-top roof of the MINI Convertible deliver unique proportions, sleek lines, and truly individual style. Design cues clearly link the convertible to the MINI family of vehicles, and show an evolutionary development of the car's design. An electrohydraulically-powered soft top with sliding roof function comes standard, and allows the driver to open and close the soft top in 15 seconds,...

2013 BEETLE PRESS KIT

The third-generation of the internationally beloved Beetle went on sale in September of 2011, in 2.5-liter and Turbo forms. The car was an immediate success, and the momentum continues into the 2013 model year with the launch of the frugal TDI Clean Diesel Model. Later in the year, the Beetle Fender Edition makes its debut in the U.S. market. A marriage of icons from the worlds of music and the automobile, the Beetle Fender Edition stands...

The Iconic Volkwagen Beetle Hits The Market With A Base Price Of Just $18,995

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced pricing for the 21st Century Beetle, the third generation of the classic people's car. The new Beetle will start at just $18,995, offering an agile, driver-oriented coupe that respects the Beetle's past yet looks to the future. The 21st Century Beetle is an automotive icon reinvented, a nod to the heritage and character of Volkswagen and our remarkable history, said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc....

Initial Facts: The Beetle

A look back to the start: at the beginning Volkswagen built one of the most successful cars of all time and did not even give it a name. Why should it? After all, it was the Volkswagen! People loved it, and on all of the world's continents the small car was nicknamed according to precisely what it looked like: Beetle, K√§fer, Vocho, Coccinelle, Fusca, Maggiolino or 甲壳虫! It embodied the automotive concept itself and symbolised the...