News Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle
The Bug That’s Actually A Buick!
Robert Freeman’s 1959 Beetle takes “buggin-out” to new heights. The diminutive 215 Buick has been a go-to engine for tight engine conversions since the 1960s. Introduced in 1961, it's light weight and 4.24-inch bore spacing combined with 3 -inch bores, making for compactness that's just part of the reason it's a popular engine swap. Only in production by Buick for three years, the rights to the design and tooling were sold to Rover in England, which kept it in production until the mid-1980s, finding its way into MGs and Land Rovers among other British marques. In 1961 it was the lightest weight, mass-produced engine made, at 315 pounds.
Frank Welsch, R&D boss for Volkswagen, confirmed today at the Geneva Motor Show there will be no replacement forin the company's lineup. The retro-inspired slot will instead be occupied by VW's all-electric microbus, .
Currently, Volkswagen offers the Beetle as a coupe or convertible, as well as. According to previous rumors, production could end , while arrival for the production version of the I.D. Buzz isn't expected until 2022.
VW Teases Sleek New Jetta Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show Debut
The small sedan is getting a sharp makeover.Research Volkswagen's latest models on MSN Autos
The new Beetle has been in production since 1997, with a new generation arriving in 2011. Before that was, a rear-engine, air-cooled two-door considered to be the one of most important cars of the 20th century.
There's no word on whether Volkswagen will bring back the Beetle in the future, but considering it's done it once before, we don't see why it couldn't happen again, should the market demand it.
Follow MSN Autos onand
VW teases GTI TCR, a 286-hp hot hatch racer for the road .
It'll debut at the annual Wörthersee show on May 9 in all its 286-horsepower glory.Volkswagen will unveil the Golf GTI TCR at the annual Wörthersee show in Austria, which is a huge celebration of all things Volkswagen. The TCR bit of its name is borrowed from the TCR International Series, an international touring car championship, in which Volkswagen competes with a GTI-derived race car.
2002 VW Beetle Starts And Dies | How To Easy Fix It
If you have beetle that starts and then dies in a second so i got the easy fix for your beetle. Ok so just disconnect the battery for 5 mins and then reconnect it and boom its gonna work just...
Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle
Volkswagen Is Killing Off the Beetle . Frank Welsch, R&D boss for Volkswagen, confirmed today at the Geneva Motor Show there will be no replacement for the current Beetle in the company's lineup....
Sunday, 13 may 2018
Sebastian Vettel says the Ferrari Formula 1 team had no option but to make the pitstop that cost him a Spanish Grand Prix podium. Listings New Used New & Used Make Acura Alfa Romeo AMC Aston Martin Audi Avanti Bentley BMW Buick Cadillac Chevrolet Chrysler Daewoo Daihatsu […]
Monday, 07 may 2018
Putin travels in style to start his latest term as Russia's premier.Putin's limo goes under the codename Kortezh, which translates directly to cortege – meaning entourage or procession. The front end features a huge, chrome grille with vertical slats that accentuate the vehicle's […]
Wednesday, 16 may 2018
Customer: Are your cars safe? Salesperson: [Points.]Research the Toyota Camry on MSN […]
Friday, 11 may 2018
They welcomed their first child to the world on April 30.This week on his Dale Jr. Download podcast - his first since his daughter was born - Earnhardt explained how he and his wife landed on the uniquely beautiful name of Isla […]
Friday, 04 may 2018
Genesis' parent company has rethought its January plans for a limited network of standalone dealers—but will the new plan work?<br>Initially, the plan for Genesis included 100 dealers in affluent areas in 48 different markets and the exclusion of the bulk of Hyundai's dealers from […]
Wednesday, 25 april 2018
Fastback SUV due later this yearDue later this year, the flagship SUV dons a sloped roofline and wide haunches. Resembling the two near-production Audi Q8 concepts that debuted in 2017, the sketch alludes to a full-width taillight design and a huge front grille, although it could look a […]
Thursday, 19 april 2018
Leading drivers in the 102nd running of the iconic raceAfter what felt like years of buildup, Chevrolet finally revealed the Corvette ZR1 in November of last year. With 755 hp on tap and an extreme aero package, the ZR1 has already set a lap record at Virginia International Raceway. Based […]
Friday, 06 april 2018
Goodyear received failure claims over a tire that was installed on thousands of RVs and is linked to at least nine deaths, dozens of injuries, and hundreds of crashes as early as 1996.Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. received failure claims over a tire that was installed on thousands of RVs […]