Volkswagen will launch the next generation Beetle in 2010. Built on the same platform as the Golf VI and the upcoming Scirocco, the 2010 Beetle might look the same as the current generation, but at a closer look everything is changed. It will get a more modern and aggressive look, and also for the first time it will be offered in many different versions: hatchback, soft-top convertible, a micro-van, a wagon-based crossover and even a pickup variant that will be offered in both 4x4 and a hot GTi version.

The new Beetle will gain more length in order to offer more space. The design cues will be inspired by the Up! Concept unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The headlights will receive a new form and LED technology. The new Beetle will be designed so it can be easily adapted for a wide variety of model variants.

While plan to move away from the classic Beetle shape may end up backfiring if carried out, it’s an understandable move for Volkswagen to attempt to create a sub-brand using the Beetle name — much like what BMW is attempting with its Mini lineup.

2010 Volkswagen Beetle
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The 2010 Volkswagen Beetle will be styled in California and engineered in Germany. The gas engine range of the 2010 Beetle will include: a new 1,4 liter engine, both naturally aspirated (80 hp) and turbocharged (TFSI, 120 hp), the 1,6 liters engine (102 hp), the 2,0 liters engine, both naturally aspirated (150 hp) and turbocharged (200 hp) and the 1,4 dual-charger TSI engine (150 hp). Next to the latest Volkswagen technology, like FSI, TSI the 2010 Beetle will also feature a TDi engine. All the engines will be mated with a DSG paddle-shift transmission.

The 2010 Volkswagen Beetle will be styled in California and engineered in Germany. The starting price for the coupe version will be $18.%00 and $25.000 for the convertible version.

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  (647) posted on 03.14.2010

Volkswagen is one of the favorites among all the branded cars. This one is really good looking but the 2004 HPA Cannonball Beetle is much better.

  (1333) posted on 02.8.2010

@laceytara_09 - I totally agree with you, previous models are better than the current models today.

  (1) posted on 02.8.2010

I like the idea of mixing the body style with the Audi TT. But this? Disgraceful. That’s soo not a VW Beetle. DO NOT LIKE!
It looks like a smart car or something. Stick to the beetle look. That’s why everyone loves the, in the first place. =)

  (1) posted on 09.26.2009

If this is the future of the beetle to come, this would be complete desecration, nay, massacre of an iconic symbol...I bet Ferdinande Porsche is rolling in his grave, or at least one foot closer to it if these pics were a true depiction of what is to come... I love the beetle, but hate this new design scheme... Bad enough they moved the engine from the back to the front, now to mess with the body even more....

  (2) posted on 09.16.2009

The pictures and info for the new E-Up car that will replace the Beetle is not making me warm and fuzzy. It sounds like it is too small if you have to fold down the passenger seat in the back to have a bit more storage. It’s not bad looking, but not what I expected. It looks like a cross between a Beetle and GTI. I would have skimmed off the top of the Beetle so it isn’t so tall to make it a sleeker look (TT style) and give more trunk (hatch) space.

  (2) posted on 09.16.2009

I have wanted a Beetle for years but felt it was under powered so am very happy that it will have a 200 hp engine. Also a bit more room for storage would be great as well as an in-dash 6 CD. I had a trunk mount cd player in a Jetta that had to be replaced 2 times - not good.

  (111) posted on 11.21.2007

yeah its bin played out lil while now an they jus gettin 200hp.....thats sad

tango  (372) posted on 11.21.2007

Not feeling this design at all.

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