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China Rips Off VW With Another Fake Beetle

The Ora Punk Cat was an obvious rip-off of the Volkswagen Beetle. Now Ora claims the new Ballet Cat is a completely different model from its Punk Cat, which is a completely different model from the VW Beetle. Sort of.

The Volkswagen Beetle is A Surprisingly Great Used Vehicle

You probably don’t look twice when you see a Volkswagen Beetle, but VW enthusiasts know just how much heritage these cars have. In fact, Beetle owners are usually pretty proud of their cars, and some can even be found affectionately modified. There are a lot of reasons why a used VW Beetle is a good …
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 on display
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The Volkswagen ID.4 is an Electric Beetle With Problems

Do you miss the classic Volkswagen Beetle? Well, maybe you don’t have to anymore. The Volkswagen ID.4 was recently launched with the hopes of being seen as the new electrified VW bug.  The Volkswagen ID.4 Wants to be the new Beetle  The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 was recently revealed with the hopes of being a practical …
A tan 1944 Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimmwagen with its fabric roof up
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With Beetle Power, This WWII Volkswagen Can Go for a Schwimm

Given its best-selling status, the Volkswagen ‘Type 1’ Beetle’s influence shouldn’t be surprising. It inspired many cars beloved in their own right, like the Fiat 500 and 126p, the classic Mini Cooper, and the Chevrolet Corvair. But the Volkswagen Beetle did more than inspire cars; in some cases, it powered them. The Porsche 356, the …
The rear view of a green modified 1957 BMW Isetta, showing the Volkswagen Beetle engine and subframe
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This Beetle-Powered BMW Isetta Is a Mean Green Wheelie Machine

Engine swaps are a common way to boost a car’s performance. And the results are especially dramatic when they’re performed in a small car. Mazda Miatas, classic Mini Coopers, Honda N600s, and even Porsche Caymans have been the subject of engine transplants. But what happens if you do it to an even smaller car? You …
A silver 2001 Volkswagen Beetle RSI in front of a red-brick building

The Volkswagen Beetle RSI: An $80,000 Golf R32 Preview

The Golf name has adorned quite a few high-performance Volkswagens. And before the R, the fastest Golf was the all-wheel-drive R32. But before the hot hatch received its powertrain, another VW product tested it out first. Which led to one of the rarest, fastest, and priciest Volkswagen Beetles ever: the Beetle RSI. Volkswagen Beetle RSI …
A white classic Volkswagen Beetle convertible converted to electric power
Hybrids & Electrics

Volkswagen May Bring the Beetle Back as an Electric Car

While the ID Buzz, aka the electric Microbus, isn’t quite production-ready, it may not be the only iconic vehicle Volkswagen’s rebooting into an EV. 2019 saw the release of the final Volkswagen Beetle. Despite its styling and long history, consumer interest lagged, and VW discontinued it. But now, there’s rumors of a new Volkswagen Beetle—an …
2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
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Is It Hard to Find the Final Edition of the Volkswagen Beetle?

It’s fairly common for automakers to kill off low-selling cars in their lineups, even those with the most popular nameplates. One car discontinuation that still hurts though is Volkswagen’s decision to sunset production on the beloved Volkswagen Beetle. We are still hoping that VW will revive this lovely coupe but for now, our only choice …