Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept First Look: Gratefully Undead

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept First Look: Gratefully Undead
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Might the MEB Platform Finally Bring us a Modern Microbus? by Frank Markus Words We’ve been teased with the Microbus Concept 2001, Bulli (2011), and at last year’s CES, the BUDD-e—all were takes on Volkswagen’s iconic original air-cooled, rear-engine Type 2 bus. Each troweled on plenty of design cues to evoke the hippy original, but the first two were attempting to drape that monospace design over a conventional front-drive combustion powertrain, and even the BUDD-e, which was said to be electric, failed to eliminate the traditional hood and grille—two absolute…

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2017 Volkswagen Amarok range revealed

2017 Volkswagen Amarok range revealed
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German brand details facelifted four-cylinder workhorse ute line-up. by Dom Tripolone Volkswagen rolls tweaked styling and fresh tech into its Amarok range. Following on from the arrival of the new range-topping V6-powered Amarok Ultimate late last year, the German car makers has extended the styling cues and in-car features to the rest of the range. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel remains unchanged, with two different tunes of the four-cylinder available. The TDI400 produces 132kW of power and 400Nm of torque while the more potent TDI420 version boasts 132kW and 420Nm. The former is…

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Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2012 up Review

Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2012 up Review
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 Verdict Following on from the successful Scirocco is another retro-inspired Volkswagen, the Beetle. Almost 22 million original Beetles were built, making it one of the most successful cars of all time. The next 1999 re-imagination wasn’t quite as popular, with just over one million sold, as issues like poor interior space and questionable styling cut its appeal. This latest model, which shares many parts with the Golf, aims to improve on the previous generation by offering more equipment and improved levels of practicality; including a boot that’s 44% bigger than…

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VW Golf GTI Clubsport (2016) Specs and Pricing

VW Golf GTI Clubsport (2016) Specs and Pricing
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Local specs and official pricing for Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport The Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport was launched in South Africa on 1 July 2016 This bespoke model was created to honour the iconic Golf GTI. The GTI Clubsport is fitted with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that churns out 195 kW with an overboost function that pushes that output up to a heady 213 kW for short periods of time. The extra boost of power is activated by pushing the throttle right to the floor, engaging the kickdown function. Volkswagen claims…

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Volkswagen Passat Launching Now in SA

Volkswagen Passat Launching Now in SA
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The new Volkswagen Passat will make its way to South Africa in the next few weeks and will go up against the likes of the bmw 3 series and the Toyota Camry along with cars like the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. Expect prices to start around the R300k mark and go all the way post the R500k mark for the larger engine versions. On the exterior front, the sloping bonnet, angular headlamps and wide grille running from end to end with prominent chrome slats give it a sense…

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