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VW Launches The Brand New Beetle Today – Watch It Live 18
Posted by overdrivetv in 21st century, Automotive News, Beetle, launch., new on 04 18th, 2011

If you’ve been behind the wheel of an original beetle, you’ll know that they are possibly some of the worst cars you could ever drive. Even so, the car became an icon and after a frankly lame attempt at reviving the model in the 90s, VW have hit back with a huge launch for the 21st Century Bug. We’ve got all the details.

They’ve fired the accountant for this one: VW are launching the car simultaneously on three continents, in Shanghai, Berlin and New York.

They’ve also partnered with MTV who have set up an awesome live site where you can follow all of the action: Worldstage.MTV.tv.

The launch is also trending on Twitter, follow #VWBeetle for the latest information, and to read other people cursing/praising the Beetle, which can be quite good comedy.

We’ve had a good look around the interwebs for photos, and some sites are carrying what they claim to be authentic spy photos, but I think the car looks more like a test mule than a finished product. Have a google at let us know in the comments what you think.

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General Motors Lifts Wraps Off 5-door Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback 3
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, BFI, car, cargo, chassis, Chevrolet, Cruze, General Motors, Hatchback, launch., liters, Motor Show, seating, sedan, Upcoming Events on 09 3rd, 2010

General Motors has revealed the 5-door Chevrolet Cruze hatchback and the car will be officially introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. With the introduction of the new car, customers have an alternative body style to the traditional sedan.

With its attractive sweeping coupe roofline and short overhangs at both the front and rear, the new Cruze hatchback has the same dynamic ‘stance’ as the sedan. It is built using the new body-frame integral system (BFI) which is complemented by the final tuning to chassis components.

The BFI system provides greater stability. The car comes with a cargo capacity of nearly 400 liters and will feature 60/40 split rear seating.

The car is planned to be launched across Europe in mid-September and soon after will be seen on other markets as well. The prices will be announced a few days before the launch.  More pictures below:

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