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    First Drive: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible
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    Top Down In North America's Only Diesel Convertible Want proof that diesel is finally taking hold in North America? Look no further than this 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. For a while now, it's become easier to understand why more automakers are opting to pair their large-volume models ...

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    Video: Volkswagen building Beetle Shark Cage in honor of Shark Week [w/video]
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    What do sharks and the Volkswagen Beetle have in common? No, this isn't a joke. We can't really come up with any uncontrived correlations, but that isn't stopping VW from being the title sponsor of Discovery Channel's 25th annual Shark Week. But, apparently, VW and Discovery also had some ...

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    Report: Butch new Volkswagen Beetle earning more man love
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    Guys never seemed to warm up to the Volkswagen New Beetle, and it doesn't take a dual master's degree in psychology and automotive design to figure out why. The outgoing Beetle featured sheetmetal that could only be described as cutesy, and many (most?) men tend to shy away from vehicles that ...

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    Video: Translogic drives a poo-powered car
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    Translogic has driven a lot of interesting vehicles over the past two years. Our sister site filmed some of the first seat time in a Chevrolet Volt, drove Local Motors' Rally Fighter, got behind the wheel of an electric DeLorean, turned in the first test drive of the Lightning GT supercar, tried ...

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    Video: Volkswagen puts a twist on its Beetle Super Bowl ad
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    Volkswagen has released an extended version of its Super Bowl ad ahead of the Big Game, and it may not be what you expected. While the automaker's teaser hinted toward yet another Star Wars-themed spot after the success of last year's "The Force," the new commercial focuses instead on a pudgy ...

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    Detroit: Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept gives sexier shape to upcoming electric drivetrain
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    The Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept is not so much an exercise in adding even more edge to the redesigned Beetle and its more masculine retro look. Nope, it's more about what an all-electric Beetle would be like were VW to build one. The three-inch chopped roof and 20-inch wheels are just eye candy ...

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    Review: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
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    Learning To Love The Bug Volkswagen began building buzz for the 2012 Beetle long before we caught a glimpse of the first spy shots. The company's executives were throwing phrases like "fun to drive," "masculine" and "Porsche-derived styling" toward the would-be Beetle successor as far back as ...

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    Official: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle pricing at a glimpse
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    Those of you who read our First Drive of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo already know that the highest-performing version of the iconic Bug will require you to write a check for $23,395*. Step up to the well-received six-speed DSG transmission and you'll be looking at a $24,495 window ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
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    Getting Back To Being A Credible Car For The Times Volkswagen's choice of Berlin for the launch of its 2012 Beetle inevitably struck us Yanks as curious – and not just because of the horrible abundance of construction projects in the city that makes driving a relative concept at best. ...

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    Video: Jay Leno drives world's oldest and newest Volkswagen Beetle in Wolfsburg
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    Jay Leno's job rules. Besides earning him enough scratch to buy and maintain just about anything he feels like in his now-famous garage, auto manufacturers are seemingly more than willing to jet him around the globe to sample their cars. This time, it's the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, the ...

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    ABT has big plans for the little Volkswagen Beetle
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    Squint your eyes just so and a Volkswagen Beetle can start looking like a Porsche 911. And with good reason: the two were designed by the same man using the same basic principles. So with common heritage, it's little wonder that the latest model is already started to follow its sportier ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Beetle R headed to Frankfurt Motor Show
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    Volkswagen has been positioning its forthcoming 2012 Beetle as more masculine and more of a driver's car, and while we've yet to get the chance to drive one, we continue to hear promising rumors emanating from both within and beyond Wolfsburg about the reimagined icon's newfound athleticism. If ...

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    Official: Volkswagen rolls out new Beetle with Black Turbo Launch Edition [UPDATE]
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    The upcoming 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is being billed as a substantial departure from the cutesy car it replaces. And if you've been waiting for your chance to put your name down for one of the first examples to hit the road, here it is. Called the Black Turbo Launch Edition, this limited-run ...

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    Official: Volkswagen prices 2012 Beetle from $18,995*
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    Volkswagen has officially announced pricing for the 2012 Beetle. Buyers will be able to hop behind the wheel of the base car equipped with a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine for $18,995 (*$19,765 including $770 in destination charges). When equipped with the standard five-speed ...

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    VW New Beetle Convertible gets stickerbombed
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    German company Car Film Components decided to add a little style to the outgoing Volkswagen New Beetle. It seems strange to supply radical appearance modifications to a car that's leaving the marketplace soon, but CFC hopes its sticker package can add some much-needed love to the New Beetle's ...

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    Exclusive: We check out VW's new Fender audio systems
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    At the 2011 New York Auto Show we experienced the 400-watt, nine-speaker Fender premium audio system in the Volkswagen Passat, Jetta GLI and Beetle, the three models in which it will be offered. When VW announced the partnership last December, the company said "Volkswagen and Fender put the ...

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    New York: Every new VW Beetle will be a second-generation design
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    2012 Volkswagen Beetle - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen made a big deal about having the original Beetle in the studio when the designers went to work on the 2012 Beetle, so at the 2011 New York Auto Show, we spoke to Rainer Michel, vice president of product marketing ...

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    Volkswagen gives price points for 2012 Beetle, targets Mini
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    Elaborating on our previous details from the New York unveiling of the 2012 much-altered Beetle, Volkswagen North America CEO Jonathan Browning has told Autoblog, "We're aiming to essentially go after the Mini so far as market positioning and price offerings." That means a price range from ...

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    Report: High-performance VW Beetle R confirmed for U.S.
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    2012 Volkswagen Beetle - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is fresh off its global unveiling earlier today, and the good-looking hatch appears to be dead serious about appealing to the masses. Volkswagen will offer the Beetle with diesel and petrol powerplants ...

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    Coming to America: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is all-new without the pretense *UPDATE
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    Those lucky Oprah fans who were fortunate enough to be given a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle all those months ago now know what their new set of wheels will look like. Volkswagen has officially yanked back the sheets on the latest take on the 2012 Beetle. Longer and wider than its predecessor, the ...

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