Volkswagen is currently preparing the next generation Beetle city car. It will be previewed by a concept version in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show with a production version to follow in 2011.

The 2012 Beetle will be built on a new chassis with wider tracks and a longer wheelbase and will feature MacPherson struts suspensions at the front and a torsion beam at the rear. Engine line-up will include a 105bhp 1.2, a 160bhp 1.4 and a 210bhp 2.0 liter. The US market will also get a 170bhp 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. Diesel line-up will include the new 105bhp 1.6 and a 140bhp 2.0 liter.

In an interview with AutoCar, a Volkswagen insider said: "It is more contoured, with additional structuring and defined feature lines used to help to break up the simple surfacing and unadorned character of the current model. The screen angles are less extreme and the roof structure is less rounded than it is at the moment."


Source: Autocar

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  (460) posted on 03.29.2010

When your stigma is overly flamboyant and feminine, and both men and women prefer cars to have at least some aggression. The styling should follow the popular trend. This car while more modern, merely softens the ladybug design.

HALCONF1  (10) posted on 03.23.2010

is the same concept i don’t like

HALCONF1  (612) posted on 03.22.2010

There is nothing like it only Volks can produced a well formed machine even Mini can’t even get on its tail, he can’t do what Volks can.

HALCONF1  (417) posted on 03.22.2010

Nice, although I don’t think that it will be a good appeal to the ladies anymore. Most of the people that I know who had the Beetle are ladies as it seems to have that tough of femininity with it. But now it looks kinda aggressive and masculine. Mmmm, well, I guess we’ll just have to see about it.

HALCONF1  (1333) posted on 03.21.2010

I thought that the 2010 Beetle is the one? Well, I guess they are just want to suprise the consumers.

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