Volkswagen is currently developing the next generation Beetle, a car that according to AutoExpress will get more sporty and striking look. The new Beetle needs to be good because it now has more competition from models like Mini and Fiat 500 . Sales will begin in 2010.
The gas engine range of the 2010 Beetle will include: a new 1.4-liter engine (both naturally aspirated-80 hp and turbocharged-120 hp), a 102 hp 1.6-liter engine, 2.0-liters engines (both naturally aspirated-150 hp and turbocharged-200 hp), a 150 hp 1.4 dual-charger TSI, and a diesel TDi engine. All the engines will be mated with a DSG paddle-shift transmission.