Archive for the ‘VW Beetle’ Category
Volkswagen is German for “the people’s car” and it is just one of many unusual VW names associated with the entire lineup. All names fit each vehicle. Read on to find out about Volkswagen model names and their meanings, questions we’re often asked at Speedcraft VW in Wakefield.
Originally named “The Volkswagen Type 1,” the Beetle eventually adopted its current name based on its classic design. Käfer is the German word for Beetle. In production since the 1930s, it was once the best-selling vehicle of all time. The Beetle also has some other nicknames in different languages: “Blaben” or Bubble in Danish and “Coccinelle” for Ladybug in French.
The VW Golf is one of the most popular families of hatchbacks and wagons in the industry, but the story behind its name is odd. It would be logical to assume the name comes from the German word for the Gulf Stream ocean current. However, it appears that the name was taken from a VW executive’s horse. (more…)
2018 Volkswagen Beetle Interior and Cargo Volume
The classic Volkswagen Beetle is back! The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle has returned with many of the features that drivers love. Some car shoppers may be wondering if the Volkswagen Beetle is big enough? That is why we will be discussing the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle interior and cargo volume to give you a better idea of what you can expect from this vehicle. Let’s take a look at what the Beetle has in store. (more…)
Which 2017 Volkswagen models offer the best fuel economy ratings?
Fuel economy ratings are the most important for many shoppers considering a new car. Volkswagen is offering a lineup of vehicles that includes several models that offer impressive fuel economy ratings. By pairing many of their vehicles with turbocharged engines, Volkswagen is able to provide an impressive combination of fuel economy and performance. So which 2017 Volkswagen models offer the best fuel economy ratings? (more…)
2017 Volkswagen Beetle head and leg room
For tall drivers, finding a comfortable vehicle can be complicated. While shorter and average height drivers can be comfortable in just about any vehicle, taller drivers run into problems with not having enough leg and head room to sit without feeling cramped. That’s why automakers like Volkswagen have designed models like the Volkswagen Beetle to offer all the space and comfort tall drivers need. (more…)
2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle features
The masses have spoken! Volkswagen just announced earlier this month that highly anticipated #PinkBeetle will go into production for the 2017 model year. Show last year at the 2015 New York Auto Show as a concept model, this unique spin on the classic VW combined with a stroke of social marketing genius is the first vehicle to ever be named as its own hashtag. Here’s what we know so far about the 2017 Volkswagen #PinkBeetle. (more…)
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune
For decades, the Volkswagen Beetle has been an icon in the auto industry. This comes largely due to its distinct styling, recognizable exterior and long history. Despite its style being a staple to the Beetle’s popularity, that doesn’t stop Volkswagen from experimenting with it. The latest and highly anticipated new look for the Beetle is the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune. (more…)
2016 Volkswagen Beetle specs
Taking a sleek, stylish twist on a classic shape, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle available at Speedcraft Volkswagen has the full package of style and performance that’s sure to turn corners and heads easily. Take a look at some of the great features and specs that come with this iconic model. (more…)
The VW Beetle in Rhode Island
It’s safe to say that the Volkswagen Beetle is still one of the most universally recognizable cars ever built. Its historical significance in pop culture, modern American society, the sexual revolution, and the 60s and 70s counterculture cannot be understated. The VW Beetle in Rhode Island is still a big piece of Americana, and it’s still treasured by so many. The Volkswagen Beetle Has Come a Long Way since it was first introduced, and a few recent videos make that more evident than ever. (more…)
Do you think the return of the VW Microbus (Hippie Van) is long overdue? Would you be interested in a new VW Pickup Truck? Both might be in our future.
VW cruised onto the scene here in America with its one-of-a-kind Microbus. And now Volkswagen is thinking about introducing a line of vans and pickups here in the United States. Eckhard Scholz, head of the light commercial vehicles unit for Volkswagen, expressed interest in the U.S. market just last week. Are VW Vans Coming Back to the United States? (more…)
We’ve compiled all the Volkswagen ‘How To’ videos for changing your car’s clock for Daylight Savings Time.
It’s been a week since we sprang forward, losing an hour of sleep but gaining some much-appreciated sunshine. Daylight Savings Time has arrived, and if you are like us you’re probably feeling a little groggy still. It’s amazing how changing the clocks one hour can really impact so many things. One of those things is your the clock in your Volkswagen. We know people who just leave the clock in their car on the wrong time until the clocks change and they become correct once more. There’s no need to live this way. VW produced a series of very handy How To videos for each Volkswagen model, showing you How To Set The Clock in Your VW. It is far easier than you think. Find your model below, and get back on track. (more…)