Volkswagen Beetle

A look back at the Volkswagen 1500 and 1600 Type 3 (1961 – 1973)

How do you follow a classic like the Beetle? VW knew that despite the huge popularity of the iconic car, they would need to have something to replace it at some point. The solution was to broaden the range, giving buyers a more upmarket product to aspire to. Hence, the Type 3 was born. Essentially,(…)

VW Beetle – Things you probably didn’t know

Is there a more iconic car than the VW Beetle? If there is, we’re hard pressed to think of it. Immortalised in film, TV, album covers and even songs (weirdly). Here are a few facts about our favourite little German car that you probably didn’t know: The basic VW Beetle originated back to a chassis(…)

Classic VW Beetle 100% converted to electric

As the electric car revolution gathers pace, spare a thought for the gas-guzzling classics from yesteryear, trapped forever in their eco-unfriendly guises, slowly to become alienated as bit by bit the motoring world turns green. The company ‘Electric Classic Cars’ have done just that, as their name suggests, their aim is to take fantastic cars(…)

Fifteen fun facts about the VW Beetle

Stop anyone on the street and ask them their opinion of the most iconic cars and it’s a good bet that the VW Beetle will be on a fair share of them. Rarely has a car seized the global imagination in the same way the Beetle has consistently has managed to do through its different(…)

VW to push Beetle into the electric era

At the Paris Motor Show currently underway in the French capital, Volkswagen AG has been outlining its electric car strategy. In ambitious proposals to truly bring electric vehicles to the masses, the German car maker has announced plans involving dozens of new models, and driving ranges further than anything we’ve seen so far. On Thursday,(…)

VW solve dirty reverse cameras with ingeniously simple fix

The VW ‘Dune’ – which is a special edition of the iconic Beetle – is a fun car to drive. It has a fantastic audio system, plenty of zip, and for £21,300 you’re not breaking the bank, considering what you’re getting for your money. It also has a highly innovative answer to a problem that’s(…)

World’s fastest VW Beetle sets speed record

Arguably Volkswagen’s most iconic creation – the Beetle, has recently surpassed its own land speed record. Earlier this month, on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, the yellow racer made two passes of the flying mile clocking up an average speed of 205.122 mph. This smashed the previous Beetle record of 175 mph that was(…)

Volkswagen unveils two new Beetles for 2016

Debuting at the L.A Motor Show this week are two new 2016 Beetles from Volkswagen… who cleverly left the diesels at home. The German carmaker is keeping a relatively low profile (and apologising profusely) after the emissions scandal, but still managed to create a buzz around its new models. We think fans of the popular bug(…)

Volkswagen emissions scandal: one month on…

The Volkswagen emissions cheating is the biggest scandal the automotive industry has seen in a long time, thanks to the constant stream of media reports and new pieces of information appearing daily. And now it looks like the 11 million affected vehicles total could grow higher. In case you haven’t been near a television, computer,(…)

Volkswagen Beetle Design

The Volkswagen Beetle Design 2.0 TDI DSG looks like being a suitable vehicle to carry the flag for the iconic car. After recently making it’s come back, the new generation Beetle’s have been making headlines all over the world. This time round they will not be seen as feminine orientated cars. They have designed to(…)