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Volkswagen Beetle Dune approved for production – report

The dune buggy is back – that’s right, the crossover-inspired Volkswagen Beetle Dune model is set to be produced. Speculation over a production version was fuelled by new photographs of the Beetle Dune concept that surfaced just weeks ago, and now UK publication Car magazine reports it has been confirmed to make it to showrooms...

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Volkswagen Beetle Dune could be built
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune could be built

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept that debuted earlier this year at the Detroit auto show appears to be inching closer towards becoming a production reality. The Beetle Dune model showed up as a surprise unveiling at the US show in January, and onlookers were even more surprised when Volkswagen suggested a production version of the car was “a lot more feasible” to build than the original New Beetle Dune concept that debuted in Los Angeles in 2000...


Volkswagen Beetle GRC revealed: A 406kW rallycross special
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Volkswagen Beetle GRC revealed: A 406kW rallycross special

The Volkswagen Beetle GRC is a race car developed for the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team and will race in this year's Red Bull Global Rallycross championship. With the latest generation Beetle, Volkswagen has been keen to burnish the car's masculine credentials. It all started with the production car's squarer, flatter styling and now there's this bicep flexing beast...


Bosnian pensioner covers Volkswagen Beetle with 50,000 oak pieces
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Bosnian pensioner covers Volkswagen Beetle with 50,000 oak pieces

Bosnian retiree Momir Bojic has created a truly unique Volkswagen Beetle by covering most of it with oak tiles. Over the course of two years Bojic, aged 71, hand crafted and fitted his Beetle with over 50,000 pieces of oak. Almost every available surface, including all of the body work, dashboard panel, A-pillar and radio, is covered with carefully laid out oak tiles...


Volkswagen Golf, Beetle R-Line packages coming soon
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Volkswagen Golf, Beetle R-Line packages coming soon

Volkswagen R-Line packages are now available to order for the Golf and Beetle small cars in Australia. The Golf R-Line package can be optioned on the $31,990 Golf 103TSI Highline and $34,490 Golf 110TDI Highline models at a cost of $2200...


Volkswagen Beetle : 417kW Global Rally Cross car revealed
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Volkswagen Beetle : 417kW Global Rally Cross car revealed

Volkswagen of America and Andretti Autosport have joined forces to create a modern-day Superbug – a high-performance Volkswagen Beetle prepared to take on the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross championship. Powered by a 417kW-plus direct-injection turbocharged petrol engine and underpinned by an all-wheel-drive system, the GRC Beetle will hit the road and dirt for the first time at the X Games in Austin, Texas in June...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept revealed
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept revealed

The Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept previews the German car maker's vision for a mild crossover based on the latest version of its iconic small car and inspired by beach buggies of the past. The tougher-looking, harder-wearing Beetle Dune concept is believed to be a strong chance to make the transition from show car to showrooms, with Volkswagen to gauge public reaction at its Detroit auto show debut this week...


Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept : rugged Bug teased
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Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept : rugged Bug teased

The temperature may be hovering around freezing in much of the US, but the Volkswagen Beetle Dune concept will aim to bring a little summer to Detroit when it debuts at the city's auto show next week. Dubbed "the sportiest Beetle ever" by the German manufacturer, the Dune concept is a modern interpretation of the beach-bashing buggies based on the original Bug...


Volkswagen Beetle R: new-age superbug spied
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Volkswagen Beetle R: new-age superbug spied

Development of the Volkswagen Beetle R is progressing according to these latest spy shots, which reveal a prototype of the new performance hatch testing outside the Nurburgring in Germany. Big brakes and bright red calipers behind signature black R alloy wheels are not-so-subtle hints that this test car is something a little more special than a standard Beetle...


Volkswagen Beetle Video Review
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Volkswagen Beetle Video Review

The Bug is back in new-generation form. Will we fall in love with it?


Volkswagen Beetle GSR: rare bug returns
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Volkswagen Beetle GSR: rare bug returns

The Volkswagen Beetle GSR has gone on sale in Europe, marking 40 years since the original GSR debuted on the European market. First seen at the 2013 Chicago auto show in February, the new Volkswagen Beetle GSR pays tribute to the 1973 ‘Yellow-Black Racer’ special edition based on the Beetle 1303 S – with GSR standing for Gelb-Schwarze Renner or Gold-Black Racer...


Volkswagen iBeetle: Apple iPhone-integrated special edition revealed
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Volkswagen iBeetle: Apple iPhone-integrated special edition revealed

The Volkswagen iBeetle and iBeetle Convertible have been unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai auto show, debuting the brand's first two models with full Apple iPhone 5 vehicle integration. To be launched early in 2014, in parallel with Volkswagen's new iPhone 5 integration capability, the two Volkswagen iBeetle special editions feature a newly developed iPhone docking station and an integrated Apple iPhone app that links the smartphone to vehicle functions...


2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Don’t be fooled by its hot-rod looks and cheeky grin: the all-new Volkswagen Beetle is much more than a novelty car. This third-generation Volkswagen Beetle, officially codenamed A5, succeeds the ‘New Beetle’ – the super-cute flower vase on wheels that ignited the neo-retro craze at the turn of the millennium and found more than 7000 homes in Australia before production ended in 2011...

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Volkswagen Beetle R set for Australia, Convertible out
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Volkswagen Beetle R set for Australia, Convertible out

Volkswagen Australia boss Anke Koeckler says the Volkswagen Beetle R will be near the top of the brand's wish list if the high-performance concept is confirmed for production. Koeckler said the local division would "certainly" consider offering the Beetle R if it were made available to our market. “If it is coming ... [it is] on our agenda,” Koeckler said...


2013 Volkswagen Beetle: pricing and specifications
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle: pricing and specifications

The all-new Volkswagen Beetle has arrived in Australia, launching exactly 60 years after the original 'people's car' first landed on our shores in 1953. Dubbed the '21st century Beetle', the third-generation Mexican-built hatchback enters the market as a belated replacement for the New Beetle that first launched in 2000 and was discontinued in 2011...


Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage, Volkswagen Beetle join ANCAP five-star club
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Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage, Volkswagen Beetle join ANCAP five-star club

The Ford Kuga, Mitsubishi Mirage and Volkswagen Beetle have all been awarded a maximum five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of new vehicle crash tests. The second-generation Ford Kuga (pictured above) maintained the five-star mark of the first-gen SUV with a score of 36...


Volkswagen Beetle 53 Edition brings Herbie back to life
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Volkswagen Beetle 53 Edition brings Herbie back to life

Volkswagen is bringing back the love, unveiling the nostalgic Volkswagen Beetle 53 Edition ahead of a limited production run exclusively for Spain. Inspired by Herbie – the anthropomorphic 1963 Volkswagen Beetle that shot to fame in the 1968 film The Love Bug – the Beetle 53 Edition sports the iconic movie star car's famous '53' racing number and tri-colour body stripes...


2013 Volkswagen Beetle lands in Australia
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle lands in Australia

The new Volkswagen Beetle has made its Australian debut at the Sydney Motorshow this morning, ahead of its local launch early next year. The new Beetle comes two years after production of the old New Beetle ended, having started in 1998. It sold more than one million units during its lifespan and Volkswagen has been hard at work creating the new one...


Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: official details of new soft-top Bug
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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: official details of new soft-top Bug

The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at next month's 2012 Los Angeles auto show. The soft-top version of the new-generation Beetle will reach European showrooms in the second quarter of 2013, although its inclusion in the German manufacturer's local line-up is yet to be locked in...


Volkswagen Beetle spied topless
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Volkswagen Beetle spied topless

The next-generation Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet has been snapped by our spy photographers with its fabric roof both up and down and wearing minimal camouflage. Caught in silver, red, and black, the new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet test cars have some minor detail-hiding stickers over the headlights and tail-lights and fake stuck-on turn signals on the bumpers...


Volkswagen Beetle goes swimming with sharks
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Volkswagen Beetle goes swimming with sharks

Volkswagen and Discovery Channel have teamed up to throw a Volkswagen Beetle into the ocean in the name of the cult classic documentary series Shark Week, in the German brand’s first year as presenting sponsor for the program...


2013 Volkswagen Beetle: choice of petrol and diesel engines
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle: choice of petrol and diesel engines

While Volkswagen Australia is yet to reveal any details about the next generation Volkswagen Beetle that will be launched here early in 2013, Volkswagen in the UK has released specifications for the car, which is now in showrooms. Volkswagen wrapped up production of the previous ‘New Beetle’ in 2011, meaning the new-generation Beetle is simply known as the ‘Volkswagen Beetle’...


Volkswagen Beetle: convertible confirmed, launching this year
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Volkswagen Beetle: convertible confirmed, launching this year

Volkswagen has confirmed it will launch the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in the US before the end of the year, again lifting the lid on its most famous model. The soft-top version of the second-generation Volkswagen Beetle comes around 18 months after the coupe was officially unveiled simultaneously at the 2012 New York and Shanghai motor shows...


Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition: the ultimate hipster car
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Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition: the ultimate hipster car

The Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition has been unveiled at the 2012 Leipzig motor show in Germany. After striking a chord with the public in concept form at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, the special edition Beetle Fender is set to bring the spirit of concept to the showroom, with European and US sales set to begin in the third quarter of this year...


Volkswagen E-Bugster Speedster: Beetle cabrio concept revealed
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Volkswagen E-Bugster Speedster: Beetle cabrio concept revealed

Volkswagen has lifted the lid on its E-Bugster concept, revealing an open-top Speedster version today at the 2012 Beijing motor show. The Volkswagen E-Bugster Speedster combines the Detroit concept’s low profile, chopped top sports stance with an open-top design, previewing the styling of the upcoming second-generation Volkswagen Beetle cabriolet...


Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy photos
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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy photos

With the all-new Volkswagen Beetle set to go on sale in Australia towards the end of this year, the German company is hard at work on the Convertible model. Although this mule looks very much like the old (although technically 'New') Beetle convertible, it's indeed a prototype of the upcoming Beetle soft-top...


2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI set for Chicago show
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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI set for Chicago show

Volkswagen is getting ready to unveil the new 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI diesel at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, which starts today (US time). This will be the first diesel Beetle since 2006. The new Beetle TDI will come with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine as seen in various current model Volkswagen and Skoda vehicles...


Five stars for Kia Rio, Volkswagen up! and Beetle
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Five stars for Kia Rio, Volkswagen up! and Beetle

The latest batch of crash testing conducted by EuroNCAP has revealed five star crash test ratings for the new Kia Rio, Volkswagen up! and Volkswagen Beetle. Released earlier in the year, the Kia Rio has received unanimous praise by motoring media as being a refreshed and totally rejuvenated car that fits into Kia's new design and engineering philosophy...


Volkswagen Beetle R at Frankfurt Motor Show
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Volkswagen Beetle R at Frankfurt Motor Show

Volkswagen has unveiled a sporty Volkswagen Beetle R concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, currently under way in Germany. The Beetle R features a chunkier body compared with the normal Beetle as well as a high performance powertrain...


2012 Volkswagen Beetle production commences, Australian deliveries late next year
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle production commences, Australian deliveries late next year

Production of the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has officially started in Mexico, although Australian customers will have to wait more than a year to jump behind the wheel. The new Volkswagen Beetle is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in the second half of 2012...