In a word, the New Beetle is cute. Okay, the Turbo is reasonably fun, and the not-for-US-sale RSi was a hairy-enough beast that the flower vase could have been replaced with a holster, but this erases all of it. The lug nuts are pink. Does that mean your little sister will learn to change a tire? Maybe thatâ€™s what this is: an educational opportunity aimed at involving more women in the ownership experience.
Later this month in Paris, VW will publicly unveil the latest iteration of its Touran compact MPV. The seven-seater gets a new Passat/Eos-style face that features VW’s new grille and headlamp designs. A walk around back reveals a redesigned bumper and new taillamps. It’s not the sexiest MPV you’ll ever see, but it’s clean and appealing to the eye. Continue reading VW Shows off the new Touran
Sedan no longer means big Aussie, nor even medium Japanese. Smaller cars can haul big butt, though not all rate well.
Aussies love a big boot in the backside. It was what made big Ford and Holden sedans a fixture in the driveways of plus-two-kids suburban families. Continue reading Best small car sedans
Volkswagen of America, Inc. is the industryâ€™s most environmentally friendly automaker according to J.D. Power and Associatesâ€™ just-released, 2006 â€œAlternative Powertrain Study, â€ which includes the Automotive Environmental Index. Volkswagen places three products on the automotive researcherâ€™s list of low emission vehiclesâ€”including the Golf, Jetta and New Beetle. The study includes gasoline, diesel and hybrid powered vehicles. Continue reading Volkswagen Ranks Highest In J.D. Powers Environmental Index