All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Volkswagen’

Electric Cars: Volkswagen Takes On Tesla

Electric cars are still a relatively new market without a lot of competition. For the past few years, all the buzz has surrounded Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. Now Volkswagen wants in on it. Bloomberg is reporting that Volkswagen has bought a five percent stake in QuantumScape Corp., a company working on batteries for electric cars. Volkswagen wants to put these …

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Volkswagen Passat, Beetle Go Fuel-Efficient

Volkswagen this week announced its 2015 car model lineup. The company is continuing to iterate past models while introducing what could very well be the future of the company. Some of the most popular Volkswagen models will remain largely the same. Certain models of the Volkswagen Passat (the S and Wolfsburg Editions) are getting a new “Technology Package” option that …

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Small SUVs Are Leading Spring Auto Sales

This year’s spring auto sales season is off to a good start, with new a Autodata Corp. report showing that nearly 1.4 million motor vehicles were sold in the U.S. during April. This represents an 8% increase in sales from the same period last year. According to an Associated Press report, car manufacturers are hoping that these increased sales will …

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VW Beetle: New Super Beetle Will Race In RallyCross

The Volkswagen Beetle has graduated from an era of driving hippies cross-country to racing RallyCross. A new super version of the classic car – the GRC Beetle – is being shown at the Chicago Auto Show and it’s gaining the attention of auto enthusiasts. All of the excitement is for good reason too – and it’s not just because there …

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590-hp Beetle: This Bug Has Got The Juice

Never has the Raid can seen a bug like this. According to Motor Authority, Volkswagen announced during the February 7th Chicago Auto Show that they have teamed up with Andretti Autosport to throw their hat( tire in the ring to compete in this year’s Global RallyCross Championship. The season starts in May, and Volkswagen promises to have the souped-up Beetle …

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VW Beetle Celebrates 65 Years in America

January 2014 marks 65 years since Volkswagen’s iconic Beetle first appeared in America, putting both the recognizable car and Volkswagen as an automaker on the map. A Dutch race car driver named Ben Pon Sr. became the world’s first VW importer when he brought two Beetles with him to New York from Germany in 1945. It was the VW Type …

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Beetle Dune: The VW Dune Turned Heads

The Detroit Auto Show revealed the “Beetle Dune” concept which will be designed for an “on the go” active lifestyle. That was the point in Volkswagen’s dune buggy version of the VW Beetle. When the Beetle Dune was announced, most thought it was VW was trying to recreate their version of a converted Baja Bug of the 70’s. Those were …

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Volkswagen’s New (Better Than The Super Bowl) Ad Taps Trololo

For the Super Bowl, Volkswagen chose to run a fairly innocuous ad that for some reason generated a bunch of controversy. It featured a while guy from Minnesota going around his office speaking in a Jamaican accent, who eventually gets his coworkers to “get happy” by speaking in the same fashion – all because they enjoyed a wonderful ride in …

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Fiat Photo Bombs VW in Google Street View

According to Jalopnik, Fiat paid close attention to when the Google street view car would be around to snap photos. On that day, they parked a Fiat 500 in front of Volkswagen’s Swedish operation headquarters in Sodertalje. The Google car drove by snapping pictures as scheduled, and this picture is the result: A photo bomb by Fiat at the VW …

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Volkswagen Debuts Another Star Wars Super Bowl Commercial

Last year, Volkswagen treated us with perhaps the best commercial of 2011. Yes, I’m talking about the Darth Vader kid trying to use the Force to start his father’s Passat. Last year’s commercial was so incredibly popular, its YouTube posting has received almost 50 million views. With that in mind, it only makes sense that Volkswagen keeps with the Star …

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Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Ad: Dogs Bark The Imperial March, Look To Out-Viral Little Vader

Volkswagen is trying to use the never-ending popularity of both dogs and Star Wars to strike viral gold again, as they have released the teaser trailer for their upcoming Super Bowl advert. Check out a preview of “The Bark Side,” set to run during the big game between the 49ers and the Steelers. Oh, wait, the Steelers are out of …

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