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Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Dec 10 2012, 1:40pm CST | by

VW shows off tiny hot hatch

Honestly, I don't think Volkswagen has ever made an automobile that wasn't insanely boring. I think the only Volkswagen I've ever thought was cool was Herbie the love bug and I was eight. Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen Shows off a Car That's Not Boring

Dec 10 2012, 1:40pm CST | by

VW shows off tiny hot hatch

Honestly, I don't think Volkswagen has ever made an automobile that wasn't insanely boring. I think the only Volkswagen I've ever thought was cool was Herbie the love bug and I was eight. Volkswagen has unveiled a new hatchback called the Polo that's all gussied up in rally trim that might actually be interesting.

The little car is called the Polo R WRC and it would have 217 hp and 258 pound-foot of torque. That engine will be mated to a six speed manual gearbox and the tiny little vehicle should have decent performance considering it's diminutive size.

The car won't be mistaken for a muscle car or a European exotic, but it promises to hit 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. This looks like Volkswagen's aim at Ford's new Fiesta ST.

 
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Oct 30 2014 7:53am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, China, Recalls, Safety, Hatchback, Volkswagen This is unquestionably the year of the recall in the United States with an estimated 544 campaigns so far (and counting) that cover around 52 million cars. The repairs are almost starting to seem normal at this point, but apparently the same can't be said for China. That country's buyers are protesting Volkswagen for its handling of one recent safety action. ...
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VWs are Quality That Lasts

Oct 30 2014 5:33am CDT | Source: Caryoo

Since 1937 the German Automobile Company Volkswagon (VW) has been making cars that customers are extremely satisfied with. Their slogan today about “Drivers Wanted” may indeed be an overstatement due to the volume of cars that VW has produced in the past. In 2012, the automaker could barely keep up with the demand for their vehicles even though they produced over 5.7 million vehicles. This goes to show how popular the brand of car has become, and how the VW logo is synonymous with quality en ...
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24 Hours of LeMons New England: The Winners!

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We saw some incredible car debuts when we inspected the 132 entries at the third annual Halloween Hooptiefest on Friday, then watched the top of the standings become strangely free of German machines on Saturday, and then Sunday saw the closest Class A finish since the by-a-whisker South Carolina race. It was one of the better LeMons races in what has turned out to be the best season in series hist ...
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This Lego VW Type 2 T1 Bus is absolutely incredible!!

Oct 29 2014 11:20pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Having already built what is probably the coolest Lego Beetle that ever existed, builder Sheepo has churned out another spectacular Technic model. Normally, Technic models barely come close to looking the part, but this thing is unmistakable as the hippie van of the 60's. If the looks weren't enough for you this thing also has all the pertinent parts of an ...
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Official: Volkswagen rolls out sporty Street Up!

Oct 29 2014 5:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Performance, Europe, Hatchback, Volkswagen When Volkswagen unveiled the production Up! hatchback at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, it showcased a series of concept versions alongside it. At the Geneva Motor Show the following year, it returned with another quartet of whimsical Up! concepts. There were more before and there will be more after. But few of them ever reached production. We have the three- and five-door mod ...
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Mazda Planning a 6 Coupe for 2017—An Honest-to-Goodness Two-Door Coupe!

Oct 29 2014 4:37pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Zounds! A coupe built on a family sedan platform with a mere two access portals? What is this? 1986? Not quite, but in 2016, according to a report in Auto Express, we could see a two-door coupe version of the Mazda 6 sedan. The fact that we have to specify that this potential 6 would be a two-door would undoubtedly confound our forefathers, but thanks to the efforts of Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and the Volkswagen Group, a coupe taking the form of a four-door ...
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A tour of Autostadt, Volkswagen's 'Disneyland for cars'

Oct 29 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: CNET Car Tech

Volkswagen's engineers wanted to elevate the car buying experience to something of an art form, to make picking up your car a truly memorable event. The result? Autostadt, an automotive theme park ...
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Audi Reportedly Leaving Le Mans for Formula 1, Eyeing Red Bull Teams

Oct 29 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Audi has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans outright 13 out of the last 15 times—a staggering accomplishment. As the Audi dynasty piled up wins, critics wondered when the company might rest on its laurels. According to Auto Express, that time may be upon is. Audi may abandon both LMP1 and DTM to take a stab at the highest form of motorsport: Formula 1. The report says key Audi insiders revealed that the company is developing ...
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Volkswagen Golf

Oct 29 2014 11:03am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The VW Golf is the German automaker's global best-seller, and it's been so for the past forty years. A five-door or three-door compact hatchback, the Golf comes with a wide range of powertrain choices--today, everything from a turbodiesel to a turbo four to a battery pack. I ...
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Domenicali to start work at Audi next week - report

Oct 29 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: World Car Fans

Stefano Domenicali will reportedly start work at Audi next week. Earlier this month, reports emerged that the former Ferrari team boss had accepted an offer to work for the Volkswagen-owned carmake ...
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