Archive for the ‘Volkswagen’ Category

The Nissan Micra Is Sort of a Mutant

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Bear with me guys. There is a reason for that title.

In fact, there are several reasons for that title.

Before I reveal the big mystery, however, I want you to do me a favor.

See this picture, here? It is the Nissan Micra.

I just want you to look at it from a while. Study it. Really pay attention to its details.

Do you see what I see?

See, what I see is a bunch of details that belong to different, big selling automobiles.

I see touches of the Volkswagen Beetle.

I see glimpses of the majorly popular Mini Cooper.

I see nuances of the Dodge/Plymouth Neon.

So I say, Nissan is copying off everyone else’s paper and should be ashamed of themselves.

Sneak Preview: Volkswagen Golf R20!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

If you are the type of person that has been waiting … and waiting and waiting for a brand new VW to come out … here is a sneak preview for you!  The Frankfurt Motor Show is right around the corner and seriously – the brand new Volkswagen Golf R20 had to leak out at some point right?  This car – while it might have a small fan base in the US is certainly gaining more and more attention.
The Volkswagen Golf R20 is going to be powered up with all sorts of upgrades and feature a 2.0L engine with 265 HP and 258 lb-ft, likely the exact same engine as the Scirocco R20 and it is all kinds of awesome!

To me – VW is the best brand in the world – the cars last and to be perfectly honest, they look incredible.  So if you are looking for something chic and inexpensive – VW is always the best option!

Porsche + VW = Love

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Well folks, it is officially official. The cat and mouse chase between Porsche and Volkswagen may finally be reaching its peak. Recently at a meeting containing Volkswagen’s advisory board, the members approved an agreement which, ultimately, will allow for Porsche’s assimilation.

At present, Porsche SE has a little more than half of the common shares of Volkswagen, and it has the option for an extra twenty percent. These may be sold to the Emirate of Qatar. After that is completed — the amount of the transaction is unknown — it is expected that Volkswagen will buy shares — 42 percent — of Porsche AG.

Volkswagen will also be buying shares in Porsche Holding Salzburg, which is a trading company belonging to the Piech and Porsche families.

Then, by the end of 2011, it is believed Porsche and Volkswagen will finally merge and become a single company.

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Soon to Hit the Roads

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I realize this isn’t a real budget car, but hey, I like it! ;-)

The Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup series was a hit and car manufacturer Volkswagen has decided to expand next year’s series to ten races. Another good news from the car company is that non-race, everyday drivers may enjoy the diesel car used to live the racing track dreams.

The diesel engine vehicle that will be put into production will look very similar to the Jetta TDI Cup Edition Street concept unveiled in the recent SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

The production car will have the same looks of the cup edition VW Jetta TDI’s bumper, skirts, and rear configurations. The car will also be enhanced with brakes, sway bars, and suspension following the footsteps of the GLI sedan prowling in the European market today.