What we have here, are the first pics of Volkswagen’s newly re-designed 2012 Beetle, spied in the U.S by the folks at Autoblog.com. From the pics, the new Beetle looks more like the classic Beetle, a little less bubbly and a little less feminine. The roofline has lost its perfect arc, bringing a more aggressive look to the new Beetle; the hood seems to have been stretched and the windshield stands a bit more upright than the current Beetle. However, the headlights, tail-lights, front and rear styling remain unchanged from the current VW Beetle.
Under the hood, the engine specs are likely to read a 2.5 litre Inline- five or a 2.0 TDI motor. But according to sources within Volkswagen, the next- gen Beetle is expected to don a powerful engine- something which you can take to a race track; as reported by Autoblog.com. The car is expected to make its first public appearance in Detroit or Geneva Auto Show to be held in the first quarter of next year.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle – Spy Shots