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2013 Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen is preparing the next-generation New Beetle for a 2012 debut. These renderings depict what the car with the iconic name could look like in its final form.

It will be bigger both inside and outside, and feature LED technology in the front and rear exterior lights clusters. Muscular wheel arches will underscore its intentions of attracting a younger, feistier set. Moreover an eco-friendly BlueMotion and a hot R version could be added to the range for the first time.
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A Beetle has no business looking muscular. Keep it feminine like it's always been.
 

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Put the engine back in the back!
 

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I like the rendering's shape - similar to the original.


Put the engine back in the back!
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And get rid of the headlights and keep with the single design.
 

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New VW Beetle chases Mini
As with today’s Beetle, the car will be assembled at VW’s Puebla plant in Mexico, alongside the next Jetta. The two cars share their front-drive underpinnings and some driveline combinations.

This gives the Beetle a reworked chassis with wider tracks and a longer wheelbase than today’s model. Insiders are confident it will better the current Beetle’s dynamics, with a more compliant ride.

Suspension is MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the rear. However, the 210bhp 2.0-litre range-topper will have a multi-link rear to improve handling.

We’ve yet to see how VW’s design team has chosen to update the Beetle, but sources close to design boss Klaus Bischoff indicate that the 2005 Ragster concept provides hints.

Describing the new car’s design, one VW 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 new Beetle will have a similar roofline to the Ragster’s. “The screen angles are less extreme and the roof structure is less rounded than it is at the moment,” said our source.

But much of the design will continue to draw heavily on the original Beetle, with rounded headlights and tail-lamps, separate wings over each wheel and a high waistline.

Volkswagen has also developed a much wider range of exterior options for the Beetle. “We’ve recognised the need to provide buyers with the opportunity to individualise their cars,” said our source. “This is especially important on the Beetle.”

In response to criticism of the Beetle’s packaging - particularly the depth of the dashboard and the lack of rear space - VW has thoroughly reworked the interior. The wider tracks and longer wheelbase increase space, but a lower roof reduces head room. Boot capacity will rise, to a nominal 250 litres.

Engines will include a 105bhp 1.2, a 160bhp 1.4 and a 210bhp 2.0 litre. A US-bound 170bhp 2.5-litre five-cylinder is not destined for Europe. Diesels will include the new 105bhp 1.6 and a 140bhp 2.0 litre.

A hybrid is also planned, with a similar drivetrain to that of the Jetta CC from this year’s Detroit show: a 150bhp turbocharged/supercharged 1.4 with a 27bhp electric motor.
 

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I find that much less objectionable that the last version.

EDIT: Whoops, I meant the red rendering. That yellow car looks like it should come with a purse and high heels.
 

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Design Proposal for Next Generation Volkswagen Beetle
Independent designer David Cordoso sent us these designs proposals for a successor to the second generation VW Beetle that will soon cease production.

David says he envisions the New/New Bug as an emissions-free, fully-electric vehicle, and judging by the latest developments at the Volkswagen Group, a gasoline-electric hybrid or even an all-electric version of the next Beetle, could very well be on the table.



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the ideas are getting worse as it goes along... but that last one does look more insect-like, if that's the goal.

blah, let it die already.
 

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That last concept isn't Bug enough. Define the fenders more cause Bug's have to have fenders. Veedub should go back to their roots for the Bug. Light, simple, cheap, great gas milage and fun to drive.
 

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Retro Take for 2012 New VW Beetle
This here design study for a New Beetle MkII was penned by our Brazilian friend Eduardo Oliveira, who you may remember from previous concepts like the 2012 Jetta, Hyundai i30 Sedan and Ford Thunderbird CC. Unlike David Cordoso's futuristic proposal (see here) that we showed you back in May, Oliveira's design for the New/New Beetle is more retro, even more than the current model.




Nein.
 

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The Beetle needs to die already.
 

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^this


The last pic looks like a god damn pt cruiser.....WTF!?
 
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