Sleek and stylish, the futuristic-looking Volkswagen Aqua - by Chinese industrial designer Yuhan Zhang - is the company's latest concept vehicle, and it's a doozy. This vehicle features a hybrid setup, with the main engine powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and the fans at the end of vehicle controlling the thrust. To top things off, the steering system is powered by individual electric motors. Continue reading for more pictures.
Pop top camper vans may not be as popular as they were a few decades ago, but Welsh company Overlander Motorhomes has given the Volkswagen Transporter Van a complete makeover. The T5 DoubleBack adds a sliding insulated pod that extends the interior length of the van. Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
For those who haven't seen the Volkswagen XL1 before, it's essentially a two-person hybrid car designed to be able to travel 100 km on 0.9 liters of diesel fuel - the equivalent of 261 MPG - while being both roadworthy and practical. Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
Think of the Volkswagen Transporter DoubleBack as a transformer, but instead of transforming into a robot, it becomes a luxurious camper. It features an "extendable passenger compartment that [conceals] a fold-out double bed in the pod, an elevating roof, a kitchenette", and lots of other amenities you'd expect to find at home. Continue reading for a video tour of the vehicle.
Volkswagen's 2012 Super Bowl commercial builds upon the success of its "Tiny Vader" spot from last year and shows a group of talented dogs barking the Imperial March. Plus, "Volkswagen has begun the buildup to a full minute-long commercial featuring the Beetle that will debut during next month's Super Bowl." Continue reading to watch.
The car that's coming back is likely to be the diesel-powered Beetle TDI, especially since the timing lines up with the Chicago Auto Show that runs from February 8th.
Volkswagen unveiled its all-new Beetle today at the New York Auto Show. Featuring "a 2.5 liter, producing 200 horsepower, with turbo-charged 2.0 liter gas and diesel engines offered as well." Video after the break.
The 2012 Beetle is bigger than both its predecessors. In fact, it's more than three inches wider and six inches longer than the previous New Beetle.
Why let human waste go to waste? This modified Volkswagen Beetle "has been converted to run on the biogas produced by the Wessex Water sewage plant in Avonmouth, Bristol." Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are no plans for mass production...yet. Video after the break.
The only modification is hidden from view, in the boot, which has been sacrificed to fit in two large cylinders of methane. The car still has a fuel tank, and a very small amount of petrol is used to start the engine, but the car switches to biogas after a matter of seconds, rather than minutes.
[via Telegraph - EarthTechling]