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Volkswagen Beetle

About 145,000 vehicles recalled in Canada in June

Kia, VW and supercar makers among the affected, while Takata impacts more

Issues over the month include damaged airbag circuits, sliding doors that don't stop for obstacles, and seatbelt buckles that don't restraint properly. Read More

Car Safety Auto Industry Jul 5, 2018, 2:30 AM

Nine ragtops you can get for less than $12,000

What's happened with convertibles in Canada? Read More

Used Cars Auto Industry May 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Beetle breaks 205 mph barrier at Bonneville

Specially-tuned Beetle LSR clocked over 330 km/h in the flying mile Read More

Motor Sports Sep 19, 2016, 10:30 PM

New Beetles shown to adoring fans

Beetle aficionados from across Europe gather for annual pilgrimage Read More

Car Nuts Auto Industry People Aug 23, 2016, 4:50 AM

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VW harkens back to the days of Dune Buggies

Beetles were fixtures on California beaches of the ’60s and ’70s Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Mar 31, 2016, 4:30 PM

The Volkswagen Beetle: a British success story

Idea may have come from Nazi Germany but Brit management pushed its success

Following the building of the plant in Wolfsburg in 1938, the road going Type 1 models produced between 1941 and 1945 mostly went to the Nazi elite. Read More

Classic Cars Car Nuts Dec 27, 2015, 5:30 PM

VW recalls 92,000 turbos for cam problems

Camshaft lobe breaks could result in deteriorating brake performance

Recall affects 2015-2016 Beetle, Beetle convertible, Golf, Golf wagon, Jetta and Passa models fitted with 1.8 and 2.0 turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Read More

Car Safety Car Care Nov 6, 2015, 12:00 PM

EPA alleges emissions fraud in VW, Audi cars

Independent testing uncovers defeat devices in diesel models

Allegedly, sophisticated software on certain cars detected a car undergoing emissions tests and turned on full emissions controls only for the test. Read More

Green Cars Auto Industry Auto Technology Sep 21, 2015, 8:00 AM

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Beetles on parade at Volkswagen gathering

More than 515 cars from 14 countries made the 15 km Sunshine Tour in Germany

Sponsored by VW, the privately-organized event attracts thousands of visitors every year for a weekend festival of music and all things Beetle. Read More

Auto Industry People Aug 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

Classic editions Fiat, VW play up nostalgia game

Retro colours and design cues add historical character to low cost models

The aim seems to be to make modern day tributes a little more “classic.” Two of the most famous — the Beetle and the Fiat 500 — have released tribute editions to harken back to the models’ iconic roots.. Read More

New Cars Classic Cars Apr 17, 2015, 7:00 PM

Herbie goes racing

Volkswagen Beetle GRC joins Global Rallycross circuit in Los Angeles

American Rallycross star Tanner Foust to drive 544-horsepower, four-wheel drive Beetle in three US GRC races in preparation for full 2015 season. Read More

Motor Sports Car Nuts Sep 17, 2014, 11:15 PM

Volkswagen to launch new diesel engine

The new diesel will be offered in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf, Beetle, Jetta and Passat

The new four-cylinder diesel engine, designated EA288, will ultimately replace the current 2.0-litre TDI in all its Audi and Volkswagen applications. Read More

Auto Technology Green Cars New Cars Aug 6, 2013, 10:00 PM

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More punch for Beetle Turbo and Jetta GLI

New Volkswagen turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine adds 10 more horsepower

In addition to more power and quicker acceleration, Volkswagen claims an estimated fuel economy improvement of up to 8% on the Beetle Turbo. Read More

New Cars May 8, 2013, 4:00 PM

Volkswagen to produce limited-edition Beetle GSR

New Yellow and Black 2014 Beetle revealed at Chicago Auto Show

The GSR debuted an uprated version of VW's 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder TSI engine generating 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. Read More

New Cars Feb 10, 2013, 8:00 PM