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What does your zodiac sign tell you about your vehicle choice?

Volkswagen has paired up vehicles with the zodiac sign that most embodies their spirit.

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Over the weekend, Volkswagen published a list of its vehicle choices based on an individual's zodiac sign. AutomotiveMap has taken that a step further, adding to their list of recommendations based on what VW says are the characteristics of each astrological sign.

​Aquarius

Volkswagen Beetle

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Volkswagen: "Lively, sociable and original, you prefer the unconventional to the traditional. The Beetle, the quintessential Age of Aquarius car, is fun, unique and one-of-a-kind – just like you."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Kia Soul, BMW i3, Mazda MX-5 Miata

​Pisces

Hyundai Palisade

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Volkswagen: "Intuitive, imaginative, creative and compassionate, you are escapist by nature. An iconic Microbus will give you the freedom to follow your whimsies and hit the road (and knowing your selfless ways, we're sure you'll have plenty of passengers). Known for your patience and empathy, you will feel good knowing that the microbus is anticipated to be reincarnated as an electric model – the ID. BUZZ – in 2022."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Hyundai Palisade, Jeep Renegade, Subaru Outback

Aries

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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Volkswagen: "Adventurous, energetic and a bit of a trendsetter, you were the first of your friends to embrace EVs. The all-electric e-Golf is agile, fun to drive and designed to keep up with your active and energetic personality. Your sympathetic and courageous side will also feel good knowing your car is helping lower greenhouse emissions."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Porsche Taycan

​Taurus

Genesis G80

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Volkswagen: "Reliable, practical and dependable, you want a car that's just as solid and steady as you are, and the Tiguan checks all the boxes. The mid-size, sporty SUV offers spaciousness combined with Volkswagen's hallmark driving dynamics and careful attention to detail (which, as a fellow meticulous planner, you can appreciate). Plus, its ergonomically-designed seats, heated side mirrors and available panoramic sunroof all appeal to your self-indulgent side."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Genesis G80, Honda Fit, Chevrolet Equinox

​Cancer

Honda Odyssey

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Volkswagen: "Family-oriented and a homebody by nature, you crave a steady and spacious shell to get you from point A to point B. The redesigned 2020 Passat fits the bill. Known for your unwavering attention to detail, you will appreciate the midsize sedan's intricate balance of high quality, value and modern comforts."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Forester

Leo

Dodge Challenger

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Volkswagen: "Vivacious, theatrical and passionate, you are a charismatic, natural-born leader who loves basking in the limelight. Behind the wheel of the sporty, statement-making Jetta GLI, you are bound to make a splash. You have a palpable, high-energy and an ambition that can't be tamed and this bold, eye-catching sedan is the perfect ride to get you to new heights."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Porsche 911, Cadillac Escalade, Dodge Challenger

​Virgo

Hyundai Ioniq

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Volkswagen: "Reliable, meticulous and modest, you desire a car that is practical, dependable and yet ever-so-slightly off the beaten track. Look no further than the Jetta. This sassy sedan offers all the features you require – easy handling, plenty of torque and a comprehensive suite of driver assistance technology – plus fun interior styling and a concert-quality stereo system."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Subaru Crosstrek, Hyundai Ioniq, Mini Cooper

​Libra

Lincoln Aviator

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Volkswagen: "Clever, passionate and talented, Libras are going places and plan to get there in style. The Arteon, outfitted with frameless side windows and a wraparound grille, is the perfect blend of form and function – and a natural fit for the sign that places value on balance, order and equality."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Lincoln Aviator, Land Rover Range Rover Velar, BMW 2 Series

Scorpio

Land Rover Defender

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Volkswagen: "Determined, powerful, passionate and endlessly curious, you need a sleek and sporty SUV to keep up with your bold and ambitious plans. Just like Scorpio, the Atlas Cross Sport emulates confidence and encourages spontaneity with its versatile cargo space that allows for everyday (and not-so-everyday) activities.

AutomotiveMap Picks: Kia Telluride, Land Rover Defender, Volvo V90

Sagittarius

Toyota 4Runner

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Volkswagen: "Free-spirited, fun and focused, you seek out adventure and love a good road trip with friends. Enter the Atlas. A perfect complement to your work hard, play hard mentality, the seven-seater offers ample seating for friends and family to join you on your adventures."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Kia Niro, Nissan Altima, Toyota 4Runner

​Capricorn

Tesla Model 3

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Volkswagen: "Practical, prudent and ambitious, you're not going to blow your savings on some flashy status symbol. Your business-minded and want something that's sturdy and reliable but has flair. The beloved Golf GTI is the perfect workhorse, offering great handling, performance and comfort all for a reasonable price."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Lexus NX, Tesla Model 3, Mazda Mazda6

​Gemini

Genesis G70

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Volkswagen: "Adaptable, adventurous, and versatile, you are the quintessential, and much beloved, Golf R: quick, fun and never dull. The hot hatchback also shares Gemini's dual personality – it's a practical, everyday commuter with a sports-car soul."

AutomotiveMap Picks: Volvo V60, Acura RDX, Genesis G70

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VW purchased the rights to the iconic Scout name and plans to make new EVs under the brand.

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Automakers bring back names and brands from the past all the time, but it's not every day that a major company purchases a brand name specifically for the purpose of reviving it. That's exactly what Volkswagen just did with Scout, the name of an ultra-popular off-road SUV that was built by International Harvester in the 1960s and 1970s.

As for the types of vehicles we'll see from the brand, we currently only have the renders to go on. The pickup truck and SUV both feature throwback styling that is reminiscent of the original Scout shapes. Beefy off-road tires and lifted suspension are the only other clues available in the drawings.

Volkswagen has its own EVs, and its other brands like Audi and Porsche have made significant progress with electric vehicles as well. That said, VW doesn't really have a solid off-road option from any of its brands at the moment, so the Scout purchase opens doors for the automaker in that arena.

The announcement sounds exciting, but we've still got plenty of time to wait before there's a Scout-branded EV on the roads. Volkswagen said the plan is to release vehicles by 2026, but it won't be sitting idle between now and then. The VW ID.4 is still very fresh and the automaker says it will launch a total of 25 new EVs in the U.S. by 2030.

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The ID. Buzz enters production in Europe soon.

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The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is one of the most anticipated EVs in a sea of desirable and exciting new vehicles. With retro styling and an all-electric powertrain, the van promises to be a funky, futuristic people-hauler with plenty of new tech. Today, VW handed out specs and information on the van during its global launch.

Volkswagen ID. BuzzInterior and exterior design ooze retro style. Volkswagen

Two configurations are available: A five-seat passenger version and a three-seat cargo version. Both ride on Volkswagen's modular electric drive platform (MEB), and both are rear-wheel drive. Power output lands at 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque, and the van's top speed reaches 145 mph.

Inside is where the magic happens. The passenger van features five seats, and in top models the seats come with massaging functionality. The three-person bench seat in the second row can be folded flat or folded 60/40, and the seat slides up to 5.9 inches front to back. Six-passenger seating is standard, but an extended wheelbase seven-seat configuration will be offered.

Inside, a ten-inch digital gauge cluster is standard, and pairs with a ten-inch infotainment touchscreen. A 12-inch display is available, and touch controls handle climate controls and audio volume. Rather than a traditional gear selector lever, Volkswagen uses a stalk mounted on the steering column. The Cargo version gets special storage functions, including a removal center console and several storage bins.

Volkswagen ID. BuzzBoth passenger and cargo configurations are offered.Volkswagen

ID. Buzz Cargo production starts in Europe early this year, with production of the standard van following shortly after. The European launch is scheduled for the third quarter of 2022, and the van will launch in North America in 2024. Volkswagen has not yet nailed down the model year for the new van, and will release more information closer to its release.

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