It’s called the VWVortex ‘Superbeetle’ with 500bhp from a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder TSI engine. It has four-wheel-drive, and a bodykit to make people who love power weak at the knees! The Beetle celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013, and VWVortex responded with something a little bolder than average: 500 horses under one bonnet. It comes with replacement bumpers from Japanese tuner Newing – the front reminiscent of the Porsche 911,- 19-inch wheels, a matt blue wrap and a pair of Recaro sports seats.
Volkswagen is giving a spectacular glimpse at the future and at a new era of SUV design with the U.S. debut of the CrossBlue Coupé concept at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. The CrossBlue Coupé has a plug-in hybrid powertrain that is as fuel-efficient as it is sporty. A turbocharged direct-injection (TSI) V6 gasoline engine works together with two electric motors to produce as much as 415 horsepower. This SUV can thus perform like a sports car, with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 147 mph. Despite its impressive performance, the CrossBlue Coupé has a manufacturer estimated combined fuel consumption of 70 MPGe. In hybrid mode, it allows for a theoretical range of around 570 miles.
As Christmas rolls around each year, children all over the world light up with excitement. But for those in need, Christmas takes on a different connotation. Bud Brown Volkswagen is proud to support the Toys for Tots Foundation and give back to underprivileged children. Now through the first of December, donate two new toys and you’ll get $25 off any service at Bud Brown Volkswagen. Each year, thousands of gifts are distributed on Christmas Day to children who are less fortunate. In 1947, Major Bill Hendricks founded Toys for Tots in Los Angeles, California, and 5,000 toys were collected during that year before Christmas. The next year, the United States Marine Corps adopted the foundation and expanded it into a nationwide community action project. The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys from October through December every year and distribute them on Christmas to needy children all over the country. Having grown significantly over many decades, Toys for Tots distributed nearly 16.8 million toys to more than 7 million children nationwide in 2012.
The current Volkswagen lineup is one of the most impressive that the company has ever seen, offering an assortment of vehicles that match a variety of lifestyles. The brand is especially suitable for drivers who are looking for something a little more sustainable. With the company’s “Think Blue” campaign at the top of its priority list, it has made great strides to manufacture vehicles that offer a more eco-friendly approach to driving. At the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month, the German automaker plans to introduce the Volkswagen E-Golf, a versatile, zero-emissions electric vehicle that manages a whopping 70 to 90 miles on a single charge. The e-Golf is powered by a 115-horsepower electric motor and a 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery. To read more about the impressive Volkswagen E-Golf, click here!
Currently boasting the most compelling lineup in its history, Volkswagen recently revealed several exciting new products at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. In addition to two all-new 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder EA888 TSI® engines, the German company also showed the seventh-generation Golf and GTI models, which will launch in 2014. The fleet of vehicles that were presented included two Jetta models that are powered by the new 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 engines, and a next-generation Golf model. To read more about Volkswagen at SEMA, click here!
Volkswagen recently announced plans to have an electric vehicle be on sale in the U.S. by 2015. The manufacturer hopes to introduce the e-Golf, an electric compact car, to American drivers within the next two years. The vehicle will test the waters for Volkswagen and will determine whether or not there is a demand for electric versions of their other popular models, as well. Volkswagen’s efficient diesel vehicles have dominated American markets; and The New York Times reports that “more than 70 percent of the diesel-powered vehicles sold this year in the United States have been Volkswagens.” Thanks to streamlined platforms, Volkswagen says making the transition to hybrids, plug-ins and electric vehicles should be relatively easy. Read more about Volkswagen’s new initiative here.
As if Volkswagen’s XL1 wasn’t already impressive enough, the manufacturer just created an augmented reality app to help drivers repair their vehicle on their own. The supercar, which gets up to 261 miles per gallon, can now add more feature to its list of cutting-edge technology. Thanks to the brains over at Metaio, Wired.com reports that “Volkswagen has created an iPad app that uses the tablet’s camera to provide step-by-step details on how to dismantle, repair, replace and put back together all the [vehicle’s] intricate components.” Car enthusiasts should rejoice because it looks like the future of automotives is going to be a lot more hands-on than previously expected. Check out a video of the app here.