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VW's board will weigh a plan to update the Beetle.

VW's board will weigh a plan to update the Beetle alongside the forthcoming ID Buzz microbus.

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The Beetle in question is a 1970 model.

It'll run with a stock air-cooled 1600 engine.

ETC

The pint-sized VW Beetle has a loyal fanbase in Ethiopia.

"They never fail you - they take you anywhere and have excellent functionality."

Quick Spin

After four laps and forty miles I'm done. Toast. Exhausted. But smiling.

Fifty years after winning in Baja, these Bugs remain at the core of grassroots offroad competition.

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This rusty Colorado Super Beetle managed to cling to life until age 43.

Air-cooled Volkswagen Beetles once roamed every American road and clogged every American wrecking yard, but now sightings are rare. Here's an oxidized survivor that has been discarded in Colorado.

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Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

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Why a Wankel? Because you can.

Jay Leno's Garage focuses on a '66 Bug with the heart of a 1990 Mazda RX-7.

Only used for short church trips.

As close as you can get to a new classic Beetle, it was driven sparingly for only four years.

Rumormill

Say it ain't so, VeeDub.

Volkswagen reportedly intends to axe the Beetle in 2018 to make more room for crossovers, but the move seems premature. The vehicle remains an icon, albeit a slow selling one.

Followup

Charges include nine counts of reckless driving.

The dune buggy driver that ran wild across San Diego as part of a viral video has been hit with 26 misdemeanors. He calls it a "small bump in the road."

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Happy birthday, Beetle! This week marks 70 years since Volkswagen first started producing the Bug at its Wolfsburg plant after the end of World War II.

Auctions

The 1953 Volkswagen Beetle used in the filming of Herbie Rides Again and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo sold this week for $86,250, setting a new record for Vee-Dub bugs.

Los Angeles

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Cabriolet at the LA Auto Show looks ready for the desert with its upgraded styling and Sandstorm Yellow paint. No upgrades are made to the Beetle's 1.8 TSI and a six-speed automatic, though.

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Volkswagen finds the perfect pair of jeans for the 2016 VW Beetle Denim special edition that includes loads of blue touches that are inspired by the classic fabric.