29-03-10

New Beetle Next Generation

New Beetle Next Generation

http://www.luanpa.net

The Volkswagen Official explain that the next generation of the New Beetle will be available next year, it  will be focused more on the dynamics rather than on retro style. The serial version of the new Beetle will be showed at the Motor Los Angeles Show in November 2010, and its sales will begin in May 2011 both in the U.S. and Europe.

A little later will appear convertible version of the compact first, Like today’s version the new will also be assembled in VW’s factory in Puebla, Mexico, together with the VW Jetta. Both cars will be on a common platform and will have a number of other common parts and engines. The new platform will give the Beetle a wider track and longer wheelbase than today’s model. This will result in better dynamics and better road holding of the second generation Beetle.

The design of the car will have to do with a concept from 2005 called Ragste, basic design will continue to recall the original Volkswagen Beetle, round headlights and tail lights. Suspension will be MacPherson front and rear torsion. The wider track and longer wheelbase will increase the space and the interior volume, but relatively low roof will again create problems for the heads of higher passenger. Luggage storage will be increased to 250 liters.

The engine of New Beetle will be powered by gasoline and diesel engine that is base on gasoline will be 1.2 liters with 105 hp power, after 1.4 with power 160 hp, while the top will be two-liters unit with 210 hp power. Only for the U.S. version there will be a five-cylinder and 2.5 liters volume, which will power 170 hp. Among the diesel engines we will see a volume of 1.6 liters and 105 hp output and two-liters with 140 hp power. At a later stage we will see a hybrid version of a system as shown in Detroit in January Jetta CC – gas turbine engine compressor power with 150 hp and volume of 1.4 liters and an electric motor with output of 27 hp



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16-08-09

Vw's 10commandments

Vw's 10commandments

1. Thou shall gather at Volkswagen shows and events, and join with clubs and travel in with the packs.
2. Thou shall speak of Volkswagen several times daily and of a positive manner.
3. Thou shall enjoy the daily task involved in maintaining and clean one's Volkswagen.
4. Thou shall take interest in Germany. Interest in it's people and it's culture.
5. Thou shall spread the good gospel of Volkswagen, being of fine quality and dependability, to the blind man.
6. Thou shall learn, and take into study, Volkswagen's history.
7. Thou shall stand up for the values and beliefs of Volkswagen - of company, employees, owners, and of the fellow Volkswagenist.
8. Thou shall never pass another Volkswagen in distress. Love thy brother of both water and air.
9. Thou shall try to make one pilgrimage to Wolfsburg in one's life. By one's self or of representation.
10. Thou shall love thy Volkswagen. Even if the child is sick, one shall love that child no less. Shower it with the gifts of custom accessories.
It is important to remember that air cooled and water cooled children are of the same father, Volkswagen. Do not make borders between each. We must travel with and among each other in harmony. To become a true Volkswagenist one should follow these commandments of life.
On the road of life, there are owners and there are followers.

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14-03-09

Barbie Beetle

HERNDON, Virginia — Barbie now has her choice of at least two rides as she celebrates her 50th anniversary this week. Volkswagen of America has rolled out a customized dolled up with pink paint, rhinestones and a motorized vanity in the trunk. Last week, Fiat and Mattel presented a shocking pink Fiat 500 in honor of Barbie's golden anniversary New Beetle convertible

VW put its Malibu Barbie New Beetle on display at the Malibu Dream House, a real-life home decked out for Barbie's birthday. The house includes a chandelier made of her hair.

The Barbie New Beetle convertible gets a white leather interior and convertible top, hand-stitched floor mats and pink quilted leather door pockets and arm rests. "Even the dipstick is painted to resemble her favorite lipstick," VW of America said in a statement.

Car customizers including ABD Racing Werks, Katzkin Leather and Interiors and FoamMolders worked their magic on the Barbie New Beetle.

It's perhaps fitting that a German automaker decided to roll out a Barbie-themed vehicle.

According to the new book by Robin Gerber, Barbie and Ruth: The Story of the World's Most Famous Doll and the Woman Who Created Her, Barbie may have some German roots. The book says that Barbie's creator, Ruth Handler, noticed that her daughter, Barbara, was "fascinated with a buxom doll that Gerber said was based on a female German cartoon character, named Lilli, who used sex to get what she wanted." Handler took the doll back to the U.S. and insisted that Mattel designers use it for inspiration.

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15-02-09

New Beetle convertible "BLUSH"

Beetle "Blush"

HERNDON, Va.Volkswagen of America, Inc. has long been known for offering special edition models with unique characteristics that create excitement in showrooms and individuality among owners. Volkswagen’s latest special edition, the New Beetle convertible “Blush”, builds on the already great features of the standard version with added elements and design cues that are exclusive to this limited edition.

The special edition 2009 New Beetle convertible “Blush” features an exclusive exterior and interior color not offered on the standard version. An elegant metallic White Gold paint on the exterior nicely compliments the rich red leather interior, and red convertible top that gives this limited edition its namesake. The “Blush” edition is the only current New Beetle convertible available with genuine leather seating surfaces. Other unique features include a red boot for when the convertible top is down, and unique17-inch alloy wheels.

Like the New Beetle and New Beetle convertible the “Blush” edition features a 2.5L engine that produces 150 horsepower, and 170 lbs.ft. of torque. The “Blush” edition comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, and like all 2009 Volkswagen’s Electronic Stabilization Program comes standard.  The New Beetle convertible “Blush” edition is value priced at $26,990 and only a limited number will be produced. 

 

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04-01-09

New beetle "Freestyle" (DE)

New Beetle “ Freestyle”

 

Special edition for Germany

Cabrio & Coupé

 

More info ;

FREESTYLE NEW BEETLE

 

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enjoy 2009

Hello VW fans

 

A new year has begun, so I thougt maybe it would be great to change the background a little & some other small things .

I hope you like it ;-)

I don’t know what 2009 will bring for me & Silverstar ,maybe some meetings I don’t know yet.

Not much happened on my blog last year because I was tired of all those meetings ,maybe this year I’ll do some more .

 

Best regards

Beetlegirl

 

Ps: keep the  love for your VW

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29-11-08

winter beetle

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13-08-08

LImburgse keverclub meeting

Limburgse keverclub

celebrates "10 years new beetle"

this weekend

16-17th of August

more info

http://www.limburgsekeverclub.be/

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12-08-08

Vag-Fest "Boom"

Vag fest

15-16-17th of August 2008

more info

http://www.vag-fest.be/

 GPS adress ;

De Schorre

Kapelstraat

2850 Boom

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19-07-08

VW Bugball meeting

Bugball VW meeting

21st of July

Damme

more info;

www.new-beetle.be

first year ; new beetles allowed!

gps ; Café de Groene

Hoornstraat 59

8340 St.Rita (Damme)

 

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11-07-08

New Beetle mania

New Beetle Mania

The Volkswagen New Beetle has been well loved in the U.S. since its launch in 1998, but like any car that has been on the market nearly unchanged for over a decade, the Bug is starting to get a little long in the tooth. But the wait for a new model will likely be worth it for Bug-lovers as the next-gen car will likely spawn two models.

The next Beetle is expected to hit our shores in 2010 or 2011, and will ride on the same platform as the next-generation Golf – due out in 2010. That model would be similar to size to the current car, and will offer a hybrid drivetrain.

To slot in below that car, Motor Trend says that VW is also considering building a smaller version of the Bug based on the up! citycar platform. Its styling would be unmistakably Beetle and could even include a rear-engine layout – a throwback to the original car.

If VW decides to green light a second Beetle model, it would essentially create a sub-brand for VW — similar to Toyota's Scion – and could spawn even more models in the future.

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10-06-08

Beautiful Budel 13-14-15th of June

Beautiful Budel

(NL)

this weekend!!

Bugmeeting

13-14-15th of June 2008

more info

http://www.beautifulbudel.nl/

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06-06-08

Friesland New beetle Meeting

Friesland New Beetle Meeting

 19th till 21st of September 2008

more info

www.newbeetleclub.nl

 

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29-05-08

Bugmeeting Antwerp 1st of June

Bugmeeting Antwerp

1st of June 2008

'this weekend'

Bugs,New Beetle,Porsche ,Vw Busses etc...

more info

www.kevertreffen.be

location

Castle Bijckhove

Merksemsebaan 280-2110

Wijnegem

 

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20-05-08

Picknickmeeting New-beetle.be

8th of June 2008

 Picknickmeeting

more info

www.new-beetle.be

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12-05-08

1st VW dealership in La Mesa (CA)

1st vw dealership in La Mesa (California)

source; http://www.24-7pressrelease.com/

 Huge Availability on The New 2008 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible


The New Beetle convertible features a three-layer cloth top with a heated glass rear window. Lowering the top is easy and the modern top helps keep road noise out. An extra window switch on the New Beetle convertible allows the driver to lower and raise all of the side windows simultaneously. Available options on the New Beetle convertibles include select leather trim, heated front seats, windshield washer nozzles and satellite radio.

Visit Drew Volkswagen and test drive the New Beetle Convertible. Drew Volkswagen is conveniently located in La Mesa and serves costumers residing in and around Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, San Diego, El Cajon, Bonita, Santee, National City, Chula Vista, Jamul, Lakeside, Eastlake, Ramona and Poway.

dealer ;Drew Volkswagen
8850 Grossmont Boulevard
La Mesa, CA 91941
Ph: 800-923-4617
Website:
http://www.drewvw.com/

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16-02-08

Volkswagen México celebrates 10years New Beetle

Volkswagen Mexico celebrates

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Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, opened the ceremony on the 3th of February,celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Volkswagen New Beetle in the presence of the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa, and guests from politics and industry.

 At the same time, more than 300 distinguished guests in Puebla also celebrated the production of the seven millionth Volkswagen in Mexico, which is at the same time the world's one millionth New Beetle.

The New Beetle was launched on the market ten years ago in January 1998. The vehicle is still exclusively built in Mexico for markets all over the world.

Otto Lindner, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen de México, welcomed the guests. He underlined that the New Beetle was the first vehicle to be manufactured in Mexico for export worldwide. "Thanks to the success of the New Beetle, all models produced in Puebla today are exported from Mexico to over 100 countries.

" In his speech at the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Winterkorn underscored his confidence in the Mexican location. He confirmed that Volkswagen would be investing approximately one billion US$ in Mexico over the next three years for Jetta production and capacity optimization at the Puebla plant. "As our only production location in North America to date, Puebla plays a key role in our growth strategy for North America. Volkswagen de México and the Mexican supplier industry are certain to benefit from this."

Prof. Dr. Winterkorn was delighted with the celebrations in Puebla: "The New Beetle has done a good job. 10 years and one million cars after production start-up it is still an important member of the Volkswagen family. We will be continuing this success story with the next generation of the New Beetle."

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Subscription New Beetle Sunshinetour

Subscription already started

for the "Sunshine tour" 2008

19th of July 2008

subscripe now

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10-02-08

VW confident about succes New Beetle"

Succes of the New Beetle

The Volkswagen New Beetle was first thrust upon the world in 1998. Its release was an immediate success and thus spawned an insurgence of retro inspiration in automotive design.

However, after 10 years on the market the novelty of the bug's cutesy styling and flower holder have begun to wear off. While some rendered speculations of what a Beetle update might look like have not struck a chord, it is hopeful that VW has been holding back on dropping any hints about the future direction of its iconic vehicle. With recent comments, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has further added to the mystic surrounding the impending Beetle successor.

During a celebration at VW's plant in Puebla, Mexico, he called the planned replacement attractive. The comment is not much to go by though, as those who have most vehemently adored the Beetle's design have also held rather unique perspectives. On the other hand, Winterkorn added that he is certain the next generation New Beetle will be a continued success.

At least for now, it is almost certain the vehicle will be a success for Mexico, since most likely the Puebla plant will be outfitted for its production.

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18-11-07

Pics herfstmeeting 17nov2007

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02-11-07

New Beetle 2008 review

New Beetle Review 2008

source ; www.autochannel.com

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Introduction
It's hard to believe that 2008 will be the 11th year on sale for the Volkswagen New Beetle. When the car was originally introduced, Americans went crazy over the retro-themed "Bug" styling and cute flower vase protruding from its dash. Its popularity has waned over the years, however, even as interesting variants like the Turbo and TDI direct-injection diesel models came and went. For 2008, the New Beetle's oh-so-cool veneer has worn thin as it faces strong competition from more modern rivals.

Despite its age, the basic 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle still has a few things going for it. Based on the old VW Golf platform and available as a coupe or convertible, it still elicits smiles from passers-by while delivering solid German engineering, comfortable road manners and a fair amount of room for those up front. All the basics are covered in its standard price, and you can easily upgrade the Beetle's content through trim packages and stand-alone options.

But compared to newer rivals in a very competitive compact segment, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle claims no major advantage aside from its bubbly personality. Other small two-door coupes or hatches like the Honda Civic, Saturn Astra or VW's own Rabbit deliver superior utility, amenities and drivability at a similar or lower cost. As a convertible, the New Beetle makes a little more sense, as it likely will appeal to shoppers who value style over performance. But overall, we suggest taking a look at the competition first or even considering a certified-used New Beetle as an alternative

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle is available as a two-door hatchback coupe or convertible in two trim levels: S and SE. Base S coupe models come with 16-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, heated outside mirrors, power windows and locks, cruise control, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, remote keyless entry, V-Tex leatherette seat trim, satellite radio and a CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input jack. Upgrading to the SE nets you 17-inch alloys, heated front seats and windshield washer nozzles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a premium audio system and a sunroof. Some of these features can be added to the S trim as options. New Beetle convertibles are similarly equipped, with the exception of a manually operated soft top on S models and a semiautomatic power drop top and wind blocker on SEs. All models can be equipped with a trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer.

Powertrains and Performance

The VW New Beetle is powered by a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine that produces 150 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels through an easy-shifting standard five-speed manual gearbox on S models. A six-speed automatic with manual shift control is standard on the SE and optional on the S. However the shifting occurs, acceleration is merely adequate. EPA-estimated fuel economy is similarly lackluster for a compact; 2008 EPA estimates for the automatic are 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

Safety

All New Beetles include antilock disc brakes, stability control, front seat-mounted head/thorax side-impact airbags and active front head restraints. Convertibles also feature a rollover protection system. In government crash testing, the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle earned four out of five stars for the protection of both front occupants in frontal impacts. Side-impact testing netted a five-star rating for front passengers but only three stars for those in the rear. The independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the New Beetle a top score of "Good" for frontal-offset crash protection, but a disappointing "Poor" rating for side impacts.

Interior Design and Special Features

The four-passenger New Beetle may be stylish, but it's smaller inside than VW's own Rabbit. An expansive dashboard featuring a huge circular speedometer seems to dominate the cabin space up front, while the car's bubbly body pinches inward tightly against rear occupants. The open convertible is less of a problem in this regard, with a top that's easy to fold and well insulated from outside noise. With its top lowered, the Beetle convertible makes an especially classic and polished statement. Outward visibility is surprisingly poor on both the coupe and closed convertible, however, and both New Beetle styles suffer from tight rear hiproom and a lack of useful cargo space.

Driving Impressions

Like other Volkswagens, the 2008 New Beetle is reasonably fun to drive and provides a smooth and comfortable ride, perfect for long trips. The suspension tuning is soft but the steering is direct and sure, making it just about right for most drivers who want to play with their Bug every now and then. The 2.5-liter engine is smooth and delivers adequate if not abundant power in most situations.

 

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17-03-07

"Triple white" now available in USA

"Triple white" new beetle now available in USA

 

source ; www.vwvortex.com

 

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the limited edition Triple White New Beetle convertible is now available at dealers. Only 3,000 customers will have the opportunity to own this truly special edition.

The Triple White New Beetle convertible features a unique Campanella white exterior, a white interior, and white convertible roof boot. The Triple White New Beetle convertible takes its color palette from the original Super Beetle convertible of the late 70s. This modern day rendition includes 17-inch ‘Oktopus’ alloy wheels, a three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, white leatherette seats and center armrest. Also included are black carpeting, floor mats and door panels along with Sirius Satellite Radio. Another distinctive feature of the Triple White New Beetle convertible is the special front seat headrests ingrained with the New Beetle convertible icon.

With the standard automatic transmission, the Triple White New Beetle convertible is priced at $25,990.

 

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