TodayJune 24, 2021

Volkswagen’s Rainer Michel on the VW Beetle GSR on Driving the Nation

Rainer Michel, Volkswagen’s Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the VW Beetle GSR.

What does GSR mean? Michel tells me what it means in German, then explains it in English.

How many Beetle GSRs will be produced?

What is the difference between a Beetle and a Beetle GSR? Is this just customization, or will there be a different engine as well

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.