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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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LeMons New England: Many Audis, Many Forgotten GM Cars, and the World’s Most Evil Vanagon

Oct 24 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The 24 Hours of LeMons has returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the third annual Halloween Hooptiefest, and we’ve got some fascinating machinery among the 130 or so entries that rolled into the garage for our traditional Friday car inspections. Let’s take a look! First of all, the Mod Squad Vanagon made everyone stagger back in awe. The recipe: Take one third-gen Toyota MR2 that was wrapped around a shopping-mall light pole in a fit of ill-advised hoonage, take a Va ...
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Dodge Dart R/T Concept: The High-Performance Compact Dodge Needs to Build

Oct 24 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Dodge has a fascinating history of building hot compacts, one prominent example being the Omni GLHS by Shelby, while the Caliber SRT-4 marked a low point in terms of style and refinement. For the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the carmaker has taken its sensible Dart and tweaked it significantly to make it digestible to more discerning enthusiasts. Painted in bright orange with matte black as a contrast color, a ...
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Driving’s Lorraine Sommerfeld is AJAC’s Automotive Journalist of the Year

Oct 24 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The Driving team took home the bulk of honours Thursday at the 2014 automotive journalism awards handed out by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada at a special reception held in Niagara Falls, Ont. The annual awards, rewarding excellence in automotive journalism from across Canada, cover feature writing, road tests, road safety, photography and more. Crowning the list was Driving’s Lorraine Sommerfeld, who took home the t ...
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Dust aids Ogier in Spain

Oct 24 2014 11:38am CDT | Source: Federation Internationale de l’Automobile

Dust aids Ogier in Spain Sebastien Ogier takes advantage of his rivals' poor visibility to take one step closer to back-to-back titles Fri 24.10.14, 6:06PM Sébastien Ogier heads the leaderboard of RallyRACC Rally de España, the road sweeping effect at the fr ...
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VW vs. Toyota—FIGHT! The Tale of the Tape as Two Behemoths Vie to Be Number 1

Oct 24 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

There is safety in sales numbers, and as it becomes more and more costly to turn a profit in the car industry, we’ll continue to see brands consolidate under immense corporate umbrellas, such as Chrysler’s marriage to Fiat. But while some fight to survive, others fight to rule. Today, Toyota and Volkswagen dominate as the world’s largest automakers. But economic crises, natural disasters, and recall hysteria can change fortunes rapidly. Wha ...
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Botched air bag recall leaves car owners in the dark

Oct 24 2014 8:05am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration botched its effort to inform the public about a potentially lethal air-bag defect, directing 8 million consumers to an inoperable website and leaving millions of others unsure as to whether their cars were even at risk. For more than two days after telling motorists of the urgent need to check the government-run safercar.gov for information, the search function on the website was down. The effects of the outage were compounded by NHTSA h ...
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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf is the most efficient small EV in the US

Oct 23 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen has announced the 2015 e-Golf will become the most efficient compact electric vehicle in the United States. ...
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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf: Tops in Efficiency

Oct 23 2014 5:40pm CDT | Source: KBB

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf EV has taken the top spot among compact electric vehicles for efficiency, according to ...
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102,000 Audi A4s Recalled in U.S. for Airbags that May Not Deploy

Oct 23 2014 4:51pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The VW Group is recalling roughly 101,900 late-model Audi A4 models in the U.S. to fix a software error that can prevent the front airbags from deploying in a crash, according to the company. The recall, first reported by German magazine Auto Motor und Sport, involves 850,000 A4s globally from the 2013–2015 model years. All sedan, Avant, Allroad, and S4 models are included, and only those built following the car’s mid-cycle face lift first introduced for 2013. The problem affects both ...
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Volkswagen introduces a variety of Jetta styling accessories

Oct 23 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Volkswagen has introduced a series of new styling accessories for the facelifted Jet ...
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