Last year at the Geneva Motor Show Volkswagen was unveiling the Amarok Canyon - a very cool concept car that did quite an impression on customers. And due to this positive reaction Volkswagen decided to come with a production version Amarok Canyon. The new version will be put on sale in 2013 in limited numbers.
The new Canyon Special Edition is based on the Trendline specification and will be offered in "Copper Orange" paintwork, offered exclusively for this model, but a choice of ’Reflex Silver’, ’Natural Grey’ and ’Sand Beige’ is also available. The model will also be distinguished by darkened rear light clusters, wheel-arches in contrasting black, a redesigned styling bar, sill sidebars and rear bumper in gleaming black, plus a new roll cover. The model will be offered with standard 17" Roca alloy wheels, but a choice of 18" wheels is also available.
On the interior the model has received a matte chrome instrument panel, partially leather seats with two-tone coloring, a three-spoke leather steering wheel and a leather-covered gear lever.
There have been tons of spy shots of the upcoming Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio in the past few months, but all of the prototypes that were caught were donning fake body panels tacked onto the real body, making the test cars look like the old Beetle Cabrio. Today, however, our spy photographers have finally caught the 2014 Beetle Cabrio devoid of all those fake panels!
Two fresh prototypes - one red and one black - were discovered hanging out in a parking lot with some photo-realistic stickers over the headlights and taillights. There were also a few fake stickers of the turn signals on the bumper covers, but this time, Volkswagen didn’t fool anyone: This is the real 2014 Beetle Cabrio. Like the Coupe version, the convertible Beetle will feature a new design line from the front bumper and front air inlet, to the straight lines of the bonnet edges, and new bi-xenon headlights. The fabric roof has also been modified, allowing it to fold into the back in a much more discreet way.
The future Beetle Cabrio will be powered by the same engine line-up found in the coupe version. Expect to see both gasoline and diesel engines, with power ranging from 138 HP to 197 HP. The engines will be mated to either a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed DSG.
Updated: Just a few hours after we brought you the first un-camouflaged images of the next Beetle Cabrio, our spy photographers have caught the car testing again, this time with its top down.
Volkswagen just launched their third generation Touran back in 2010, but it seems as though the company this model needs a little more work as we have just caught the first mule for the next generation Touran in its testing phase.
The best part is that Volkswagen forget to cover up the goods on this mule, so we can easily see that the next generation Touran will feature an all new front end with a new front bumper, new headlights, a new grille, new engine hood, and new fenders. The only parts that were camouflaged were the lower part of the bumper and the headlights, so thank you Volkswagen!
We can also see that the track will be slightly wider and a few centimeters longer, but that’s pretty much all we can say at this point. More details will should follow in the upcoming months, since the new generation Volkswagen Touran will be unveiled at either the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show or the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
We’ve seen spy shots for the upcoming Volkswagen Golf R that range from completely camouflaged to almost entirely devoid of cammo, but we though it was high time to see the final product. Unfortunately, Volkswagen is just not ready to show it to us so we decided to take matters into our own hands by coming up with a rendering for the future Golf R.
The next generation Golf R will be distinguished by a different front bumper with larger air intakes, a pair of subtly flared side skirts, gloss black exterior mirrors, and new quad exhaust pipes, as well as a new set of wheels.
Under the hood, Volkswagen has placed a revised version of the current 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder, with an output that has been increased to a little more than the current 256 HP. The engine will be mated to a DSG or a 6-speed transmission, and power will run through a Haldex all-wheel-drive system.
Let us know in the comments section below what you think of our rendering for the 2014 Volkswagen Golf R.
The seventh generation Volkswagen Golf has just been unveiled and now we’re all waiting to see the official details on the new GTI version. However, until then we may have a few more good news for you: it looks like Volkswagen is also preparing a lightweight performance version of the GTI.
The new model - rumored to be called Carbon GTI - will be built with the extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum and will be about 440 lbs lighter than the standard GTI. In order to obtain this amazing weight reduction, the front bulkhead, windscreen surround and floor panels will be made in lightweight aluminum, while the roof and bonnet will be built from hi-tech carbon fiber.
Under the hood we will see the same 222 HP turbo 2.0-litre engine as in the standard GTI, but thanks to its lower weight, the upcoming Carbon GTI will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in less than 6 seconds.
The new Golf Carbon GTI will be launched in 2014 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Volkswagen Golf and will be built in limited edition.
Volkswagen has just improved their new Beetle Sport version with the addition of two new R-Line packages: one for the exterior and one for the interior. The new R-Line exterior package will add another €1,290 ($1,660 at the current exchange rates) to your car’s price, while the interior package adds another €1,675 ($2,150).
The exterior package will add new front bumpers with independent black grained air inlets and chrome surrounds for the directional indicators and of course a new diffuser at the rear. New "R-line" logos will remind you that this is a special Beetle. As for the wheel options, customers will have to choose between 18" "Twister" alloy wheels or 19" "Tornado" alloy wheels available in both white and black.
For the interior the R-Line package adds sport seats upholstered with an active-breathing fabric in "Kyalami" design. And because we are talking about a special R-Line package, special badges will be features on the front head restraints. The package also includes leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, a gear shift lever boot and handbrake grip with decorative seams in "Art Grey".
Until now, the prototypes of the Golf R that were caught testing were heavily camouflaged, but the vehicle is now doing its tantalizing cammo strip tease as its debut time comes near. This allows for easier access to all of the Golf R’s new digs, including the different front bumper with bigger air intakes and the new quad exhaust pipes.
As for the engine, expect to see a revised version of the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the current model, with its output increased to a little more than the current 256 HP. The engine will be mated to a DSG or a 6-speed transmission, and power will run through a Haldex all-wheel-drive system.
We are anxiously awaiting the release of the 2013 VW Beetle Convertible and those at Vee-Dub-Ya are being really stingy with the images and information. Well our friends over at Jalopnik managed to get a hold of some images of the new VW convertible rocking a killer disguise [dripping with sarcasm].
VW thought it could fool everyone by taking stickers, in the same shape as the previous generation VW Beetle convertible, and slapping them over the revised taillights on the 2013 Beetle convertible mule. Anyone that has ever frequented a “Gentleman’s Club” in a conservative city, county, or state knows, sticking pasties over the goodies does not really eliminate your ability to imagine what’s under them.
This is doubly true when you make the stickers so thin that the goodies show through – a trick often undertaken at said gentleman’s clubs and obviously at VW too. Someone behind this new Beetle caught it just as the taillights came on and snapped a shot of the new lights shining through in all of their glory.
What makes matters worse is in order to mimic the old New Beetle convertible’s backside a little more, Vee-Dub added in some extra tasteful stickers on the bottom of the rear fascia. One happens to have a gigantic air bubble in it and the other one is pretty crooked. By the way, VW, the last-gen Beetle convertible didn’t have dual exhaust.
The Volkswagen Caddy, by itself, isn’t really the kind of vehicle that draws attention. Now, when you add that ’Cross’ designation, it becomes a lot more interesting, especially to the off-road customer.
The model, which is based on the Caddy Edition 30, certainly looks the part of a Volkswagen, thanks to a profile that follows along the same lines of its family. But looks isn’t what sets the Cross Caddy apart because this bad boy is all about rugged functionality.
For starters, the vehicle comes with a protective armor - yup, protective armor! - on the lower areas of the front and rear bumper, the side sills, and the wheel arches. The undercarriage on the front and rear also have their own silver guards while the silver roof rails allow for extra luggage stowing. Finally, a choice of eight body colors, including the Viper Green in the photos, are available as are the new set of 17" alloy wheels.
Inside, the vehicle’s cabin surprisingly comes with a leather trim with grey stitching on various parts of the cabin, including the handbrake lever and the gear knob. We’re not sure why there’s leather on a vehicle that’s fixing to get stained from the off-road, but hey, it does add some semblance of luxury to it. The two-tone front seats are a nice touch and the choice of either five or seven seats gives customers a nice choice of seating options.
One of the good things about the Cross Caddy is the variety of engines it will carry, including TDI, TSI, LPG, and natural gas option. As far as output is concerned, customers can opt for something as subtle as 85 horsepower all the way up to 168 horsepower.
The Volkswagen Golf is an iconic shape from Germany that began with the original Rabbit. This vehicle started the hot hatch craze and provided the tuner car market with a boost. Just like its high performance cousin - distant cousin - the 911, the practical Volkswagen continues to become larger, heavier, and more sophisticated. The previous generation MkVI Golf arrived in the U.S. as a 2010 model, but the sleeker five door hatchback ended up being short lived.
The new Golf VII will be longer and wider than the previous model, while its exterior design will be more aggressive and sporty. It was set up to offer more interior room for passengers, new production techniques that make it 220 lbs lighter, and technology that makes it 23% more fuel efficient. The new Golf is also safer than ever thanks to its stronger body structure and impressive list of passive and active safety systems.
The new Golf is built on the MQB platform, or Modular Transverse Matrix, which makes it about 56 mm longer than its predecessor. At launch, the model will be offered with a choice of four engines: two petrol - a 85 HP 1.2-litre TSI and a 140 HP 1.4-litre TSI - and two diesel - a 105 HP 1.6-litre unit and a 150 HP 2.0-litre unit.
In Germany, the seventh generation Golf has been priced at 16,975 Euros (about $21,400 at the current exchange rates). It will be offered in Trendline, Comfortline and Highline trim levels, which can all be viewed and modified on the Volkswagen Golf’s online configurator. Golf lovers on our side of the pond will have to wait because, if the German automotive conglomerate continues to do business as usual, we won’t see the new Golf until the European market has had their fun. This means that the new Golf may not arrive in the U.S. until as late as 2014, giving the new 2010 Golf VI a few years to shine in the spotlight of Volkswagen of America’s sales sheets.
UPDATE 10/10/2012: The new generation Golf has already received a number of updates, but now Volkswagen has announced the addition of three new engines: a 1.2-liter TSI BlueMotion with 105 HP, 1.4-liter TSI BlueMotion with 120 HP, and a 1.4 liter TSi BlueMotion with 138 HP. The previous 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter TDI units can now be combined with the 4Motion all-wheel drive system. The last addition is a new Tech Pack that includes active cruise control, bi-xenon headlights, dynamic main beam control, traffic sign detection, and an anti-theft warning system.
Hit the jump to read more about the new generation Volkswagen Golf.