Dating vw beetle block

Every automaker with sales growth plans is eyeing the SUV/CUV market.

That's why Maserati, of all brands, is cranking out a high-riding five-door.

However, it's not like Volkswagen is missing from the CUV market entirely: the redesigned Tiguan is now a true midsizer, and the Touareg handles mid-luxury SUV duties for the brand.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it installed diesel-emission “defeat” software that falsified emissions standard results on certain diesel-powered cars over a period of about six years. In the United States, up to 482,000 Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Passat and Audi A3 cars from 2009-2015, powered by 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder turbodiesel (TDI) engines, are to be recalled and fixed to comply with EPA emissions standards.

The current (second) generation, which hit the streets in 2011 and dropped the "New" from its name, was getting a little stale, but fun special editions like the Dune promised to add some excitement.

Volkswagen’s Bug might have a date with the exterminator.

Since news broke about the emissions-falsification device, Volkswagen Group, one of the largest global automakers, lost more than one-third of its stock share price.

After 20 years and two generations, the Volkswagen (New) Beetle era is apparently about to come to a close. That's the as-yet-unconfirmed news from Autoline, which predicts the Beetle will be cancelled for 2018.