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VW Up Buggy Could Come to Dealer Showrooms

VW Up Buggy Could Come to Dealer Showrooms

Jul 3 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Up Buggy may go into production

One of the strangest cars we've seen a long time was the Volkswagen Buggy Up concept. Volkswagen has been granted a US design patent in the past few weeks on the vehicle hitting that the car may be...

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VW Up Buggy Could Come to Dealer Showrooms

Jul 3 2013, 2:00pm CDT | by

Up Buggy may go into production

One of the strangest cars we've seen a long time was the Volkswagen Buggy Up concept. Volkswagen has been granted a US design patent in the past few weeks on the vehicle hitting that the car may be taking the next step into production. The Up Buggy design was created by Klaus Bischoff.

The design is patented for the next 14 years. The design is said to be reminiscent of beach buggies that were popular in the 60s on the West Coast of the US. VW hopes that by drawing ties between the 60s when the brand was very popular in the US and its new models it can sell more cars.

Volkswagen sources have already said that the automaker would like to build the Buggy Up and are conducting market research to determine annual sales estimates for the vehicle. The car is expected to be a small volume vehicle using molded plastic body panels and the Up structure.

 
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Volkswagen, Fiat, play off the new and the old

Oct 20 2014 11:00pm CDT | Source: Automotive News

The new Jetta: refined German engineering; its owner: flip-flops, plaid shorts and large drink. ...
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2015 Lincoln MKC 2.3 EcoBoost AWD Tested: Comfort and Confidence in a Great Escape

Oct 20 2014 5:36pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

A decade from now, automotive gods willing and if everything goes according to plan, we might recognize this MKC as Lincoln’s great escape. That’s escape with a lowercase “e.” Because while the MKC is based on the Ford Escape, Lincoln has finally, gently broken free from its reputation for building overpriced, reskinned Fords. The rudderless luxury brand appears to be gradually learning the fine art of parts sharing that has been so successful ...
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Volkswagen confirms new Passat getting CC and Alltrack derivatives

Oct 20 2014 3:20pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen has announced CC and Alltrack versions of the all-new Passat are currently i ...
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2014 RallyRACC Rally de Espana - Preview

Oct 20 2014 9:44am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

2014 RallyRACC Rally de Espana - Preview World Rally Championship contenders head to Spain for the only dual surface event of the season. Mon 20.10.14, 4:04PM Rally de España, the penultimate round of the FIA World Rally Championship, is based in the tourist resort of Salou, south of Barcelona, and is t ...
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Volkswagen Golf R Variant spied in production trim at the Nurburgring

Oct 20 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

A prototype of the Volkswagen Golf R Variant has been spotted undergoing last minute testing around the Nürburgring ...
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Ducati Testastretta DVT borrows VW tech for more power from less fuel [w/videos]

Oct 19 2014 4:33pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Technology, Videos, Motorcycle Just as much as (if not more than) any other automaker, the Volkswagen Group is all about synergies: making the most out of the considerable resources it has at its disposal, and letting one division help the other. But if you wonder what benefit Volkswagen could possibly get from its acquisition of Ducati, and vice versa, wonder now more. Just a few weeks ago VW demonstrated one thing it's got ...
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VW Westfalia Camper Van Spiritual Successor: Nissan e-NV200 Camper

Oct 19 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Hybrid SUV Reports

If you've had your heart set on a modern interpretation of the old Volkswagen Westphalia camper van, you're in luck. A British company called Hillside Leisure will offer a camper conversion of the Nissan e-NV200 small electric van. RELATED: Electric Vehicles In RV Campgrounds: What You Need To Know Called the DalburyE, ...
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24 Hours of LeMons Michigan Day 1: Porsche 944, Geo Metro, Volkswagen Squareback Leading Classes

Oct 18 2014 11:21pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

After lining up the largest and most interesting field of Midwestern LeMons racers we’ve ever seen on Friday, we dropped the green flag on Saturday morning and presided over a drizzly, cold day of racing at GingerMan Raceway. When the checkered flag came out soon after sunset, we’d seen a lot of dramatic class battles and lead changes, and here’s how it all sorted out. There was once a time— actually, that time was the first eight years of LeMons racing— when t ...
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VW bringing Fox Pepper, Saveiro Surf to Sao Paulo show

Oct 18 2014 2:58pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Concept Cars, Hatchback, Volkswagen, Misc. Auto Shows, South America We've gotten used to the idea of Volkswagen keeping certain models like the Scirocco and Amarok to the European market and not bringing them to North America, but the German automaker also has a full line of vehicles made right here in the Americas that don't make it to US showrooms either. Those are the products of Volkswagen do Brasil, which has just revealed two new debuts ...
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