Its been a good few years since the well known good old Volkswagen Beetle was refreshed. Today at the New York Auto Show, this is exactly what VW decided to unveil, the objective was simple and as quoted below by VW’s global marketing director Luca de Meo.
Bring back the spirit of the original, i.e., make it affordable, tough, and easy to use; reconnect with the emotion of the car; and bring the shape and concept of the original into the 21st century.
Apparently the new redesign has been in the works since 2007 where they took the original beetle and completely redesigned it from scratch, it may not look very different from the ones which we see out on the streets at present. But there have been a number of subtle differences to its shape to make it more appealing to not just women, while trying best to maintain its traditional distinct looks.
It is not Volkswagen who has done this discovery though it is their own Beetle on which this new discovery has been tested so Volkswagen is enjoying the free publicity. Humanity has been continuously looking for alternative fuels to power their gadgets as we all know that one day earth will run short of non-renewable fuel, ie oil. Thinking on the same lines, a UK based company namely GENeco has come up with bio fuel which they tested on the costly Volkswagen Beetle and their experiment seems to have been a success. The bio gas which they used to run the Beetle was actually made from human waste which is surely an eye catcher.
Volkswagen has debuted its Up! Lite concept car at the 2009 LA Auto Show. It looks very cool, metallic and looks to sport quite abit of tech on the inside too. With four seats, the Up! Lite offers enough room for young couples and their dog (or two children), but its strange these days why automakers can’t put in another seat to make it a five seater.
For those who love to be outdoors this is not a bad car, great design concept, looks nice (not that colour tho). I can imagine this Topos Sail Caddy Van being put to good use, nice size, with a bit of techno tweak, add in some sort of WiFi capability, video games, boomboxes at the back and when the sun comes out just climb aboard for some sunbathing (of course this is just my idea…). Except one problem VW, we don’t get enough sunshine here in the UK to be able to enjoy your fabulous car, but elsewhere, great!
The Caddy Topos Sail design concept, based on the smallest model in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle van range, uses design cues from classic yachts and has its multi-functional roof covered with wooden decking surrounded by aluminium roof rails.
The wooden sun deck on the roof is accessed via four matching wooden and aluminium steps in the Caddy’s tailgate, and to complete the design theme there are wooden inserts along the side of the vehicle and in the rear bumper.
One particular iPhone 3G on eBay (US) is making its way to becoming featured on a number of blogs this week. This 8Gb black iPhone 3G is just one week old, though screen is seriously cracked from an accidentally drop on the floor, everything else does function perfectly fine, as pictured and as claimed by its seller. At this moment, bid is just at $127.50, though reserve have not yet been met.
No contract comes with this phone. The Iphone comes with charger, sim card, sim card removal tool, usb cord, user manual and original box.
With brand new iPhone 3Gs’ with no attached contracts on eBay bidding up to as much as $700 – $800 or even more, how much are you willing to pay for an iPhone 3G that’s got a damaged screen, taking into consideration you will probably need to spend some cash to repair it at some point in the future…
Volkswagon had not planned on revealing their famous and unique sixth generation Golf this soon but thanks (or no thanks VW would say) to the internet it’s been leaked! Leaked so soon that we haven’t actually got much to tell you about it, but we have got some nice pics.
With limited info at the moment, we can tell you that the range of engines which will be available with the new Golf VI will include a 1.4L TSI, 1.8L TFSI and some blogs are saying maybe even the 2.0L TFSI. While for diesels, there will of course be the company’s 1.9L and 2.0L TDI motors. The previous, fifth generation Golf was one of my favourite hatchbacks here in Britain, primarily because it was comfortable but at the same time offered the specs that outweighed many other sporty hatchbacks and it was absolutely stunning to look at. However, this one, I’m not too convinced, it seemed to have lost that distinctive appearance that I used to enjoy with the old one, though the one pictured does appear to have had suspensions lowered, I wouldn’t exactly say that it is appealling.
Here are some more pics to see…