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Start Saving Up Now—Electric VW Bus to Roll into US Market in 2022

Start Saving Up Now—Electric VW Bus to Roll into US Market in 2022

Simultaneously retro and modern, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept will be making its commercial debut in the US, China, and Europe just five years from now (2022). According to Volkswagen, the all electric I.D. Buzz concept is set to satisfy the demands of consumers eager for a chance to drive the VW bus (perhaps again) […]

 Rebecca Bernard

Will America Ever Get A New VW Bus?

Will America Ever Get A New VW Bus?

This month at the North American International Auto Show, VW excited the crowd with its latest concept, the I.D. Buzz. This electric vehicle isn’t just any old van; its design is very clearly a tribute to the original VW Bus. According to editor Sam Huist, who made it up to Detroit this past weekend, some […]

 The News Wheel

We Would Totally Go Camping in a VW Bus Tent

We Would Totally Go Camping in a VW Bus Tent

The 1960s were the perfect time to be alive, especially if you are a VW fan. These years were the heyday of good music, free love, the Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Bus. Fans of the Beetle can still purchase the model in its modern version in 2016, but as of right now VW Bus […]

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Please Let There Be a New VW Bus at CES

Please Let There Be a New VW Bus at CES

The end of 2015 has not been great for VW, but things could be looking up in 2016. There have been rumors swirling around the internet for months that VW could be releasing a modern Microbus in the US (a form of Microbus is already available in Europe). America has been teased with two concepts […]

 Daniel DiManna

German VW Factory Produces its Last Combustion Engine Vehicle

German VW Factory Produces its Last Combustion Engine Vehicle

To say that the auto industry has been pushing for an all-electric future would be an understatement. Around the world, manufacturers are making huge strides in the proliferation of EVs. Leading the charge is Volkswagen, whose advances in the field of EV research, sales, and production have just taken another huge step forward. As June […]

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VW Ceasing Bus Production, Partying Continues on in Spirit

VW Ceasing Bus Production, Partying Continues on in Spirit

When you think about the 60s and 70s, it’s hard not to think about the iconic VW Bus painted with bright colors, sitting on the grass at Woodstock. Since the beginning of its production in 1949, the Bus—also frequently referred to as the hippie van—has come to represent the free love, weed smoking, living life […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Did You Know? The KONG Dog Toy Was Inspired by a VW Part

Did You Know? The KONG Dog Toy Was Inspired by a VW Part

This article contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, The News Wheel may earn a small commission when you click on links and complete qualifying purchases. You can read our full disclaimer here. If you’re a dog owner, you’re probably familiar with the KONG brand of chew toys. The bulbous rubber toys that resemble the […]

 Daniel DiManna

Volkswagen’s Electric Microbus Finally Coming in 2022

Volkswagen’s Electric Microbus Finally Coming in 2022

When it comes to iconic vehicles, one of the most recognizable is undoubtedly the Volkswagen microbus. This beloved staple of the VW lineup was first introduced in the mid-1960s and quickly became a much-loved cultural touchstone. It’s been a long time since VW ended production of the microbus, and nostalgic drivers have been waiting for […]

 Daniel DiManna

VW to Produce ID.5 Electric SUV in Late 2021

VW to Produce ID.5 Electric SUV in Late 2021

Volkswagen is currently in the middle of an electric revolution. Its line of ID all-electric vehicles is gradually growing, with its most prominent example being the successful ID.4 SUV. This year will see the lineup expand even more, with a coupe version of the ID.4 — called the ID.5 — now confirmed to go into […]

 Daniel DiManna

150 New Workers will Meet Demand at VW Chattanooga

150 New Workers will Meet Demand at VW Chattanooga

Volkswagen is currently preparing for massive changes and exciting updates. As 2020 heads into its final stretch, the automaker is getting ready to unleash new vehicles for 2001. Among these is the highly anticipated ID.4 electric SUV, which will begin production on U.S. soil early next year. Naturally, meeting the demand for new vehicles — […]

 Daniel DiManna

VW ID.4 Production Officially Begins

VW ID.4 Production Officially Begins

Thursday was a big day for the burgeoning electric vehicle segment. As one of the auto industry’s leaders in EV development, Volkswagen has been hyping its upcoming ID.4 electric SUV for some time now. Despite the COVID-related delays and setbacks that plagued the industry this year, VW announced that the ID.4 would still be hitting […]

 Daniel DiManna

VW Sign Anywhere Program Makes Dealerships Safer

VW Sign Anywhere Program Makes Dealerships Safer

Thanks to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way dealerships interact with their customers has changed. Maintaining social distance and reducing person-to-person contact have become paramount as the crisis continues. To that end, automakers have begun finding innovative ways to reduce risk and still provide customers with new vehicles. Enter Volkswagen’s Sign Anywhere program. […]

 Daniel DiManna

VW’s ID.4 Still Being Produced This Year… Except in America

VW’s ID.4 Still Being Produced This Year… Except in America

It’s a well-known fact that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic put a dent in the auto industry this year, with production grinding to a halt as factories closed down. Though the pandemic is far from over, Volkswagen has restarted production and is preparing to release a new batch of vehicles onto the market. Among them is […]

 Daniel DiManna

VW’s Cupra Brand Launches First EV in Spain

VW’s Cupra Brand Launches First EV in Spain

In the growing electric vehicle industry, Volkswagen continues to be a leader around the world. The manufacturing giant maintains a strong global presence, and through innovations and massive leaps forward, it hopes to usher in an all-electric future for the automotive industry. To this end, VW’s Cupra brand has officially launched Spain’s first production EV: […]

 Daniel DiManna

VW’s Chattanooga Plant Produces its 1-Millionth Vehicle

VW’s Chattanooga Plant Produces its 1-Millionth Vehicle

In 2011, Volkswagen opened a new production plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The first car to roll off the assembly line was a Passat sedan, and the plant’s success only continued to grow as the years passed. Now, over nine years later, Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant has hit a major milestone by manufacturing its 1-millionth vehicle. Volkswagen […]

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Home for the Holidays: Owner Reunited with Restored Classic VW Beetle

Home for the Holidays: Owner Reunited with Restored Classic VW Beetle

A little over 52 years ago, Kathleen Brooks purchased a red 1967 Volkswagen Beetle that she decided to call “Annie.” Over the years, Annie has been Kathleen’s daily transportation, acquiring plenty of dents and scratches along the way. Because of her special connection with her classic vehicle, Volkswagen’s North American Region offered to restore Annie […]

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Get a Closer Look at Dolly Parton’s Incredible Tour Bus “The Gypsy Wagon”

Get a Closer Look at Dolly Parton’s Incredible Tour Bus “The Gypsy Wagon”

Country superstar Dolly Parton has been making music for nearly 50 years. Over those years, Dolly has traveled along the roadways of America more times than you can imagine. To stay comfortable on the road, the country singer would ride in style in a tour-bus-turned-RV she lovingly called the Gypsy Wagon.

 Morgan Pritchett

Who’s That Woman in the Kyle Busch NOS Rowdy Commercial?

Who’s That Woman in the Kyle Busch NOS Rowdy Commercial?

About a year ago, I wrote an article about a string of commercials starring NASCAR driver Kyle Busch, promoting a new NOS Energy Drink. One of the commercials, “Can I Get a Photo,” features a young woman asking Kyle for a photo… with the new NOS Rowdy can. The video has amassed over 2.5 million […]

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