Beetle

VW Microbus to return in EV form

Great news for Volkswagen fans! Speaking at the recent launch of the new Polo compact, Company CEO, Herbert Diess, confirmed that the car-maker is finally to build a new Microbus. This time however, it’s going to be electric. “Emotional cars are very important for the brand. We are selling loads of Beetles still, particularly in(…)

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(…)

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

Following the unparalleled success of the Beetle, Volkswagen was left in a powerful position. But despite the iconic car’s absolute dominance of global markets, they knew it was a situation they couldn’t expect to continue forever. The sensible option was to widen the range, giving potential customers the option of a new, more exclusive product(…)

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(…)

Northamptonshire man aiming to take British classic car title

A Northamptonshire man and his restored VW Beetle hope to claim the title of Britain’s best classic car at the UK’s largest classic car show. Steve Lawrie, from Weldon in the county, is an obsessive VW fan and the proud owner of a 1958 Beetle which has so far made it to the last 16(…)

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(…)