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    With a history that dates back decades, the Volkswagen Beetle is best known for its super compact size and funky half-circle shape. Long a Volkswagen icon, the legendary Beetle began zipping down roadways in the late thirties. Designed in part by Ferdinand Porsche, the Beetle would see various incarnations throughout the next forty-plus years, but it would never delve too far away from its original form. The model pretty much the same design throughout the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Finally, in 1998, Volkswagen updated the Beetle with a sleeker, more streamlined exterior parts, upgraded the powertrain, and even the interior layout. When the New Beetle premiered for the 1998 model year it was outfitted with a 2.0L four-cylinder base engine good for 115 horsepower. A 1.9L Turbo Direct Injection turbodiesel configuration was also offered, but was discontinued after 2006.

    Three trim levels were available for the new first-generation Beetle: GL, GLS, and GLX, with each showcasing an ascending list of features and options. Beginning in 1999, the New Beetle began being equipped with a bold 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine called the 1.8T, and pumped out up to 150 horsepower. 2002 brought about the Turbo S trim level and the updated 1.8T, which now deliver up to 180 horsepower directed through a six-speed manual transmission. The Turbo S was dropped from the lineup following the 2004 model year. For 2005, a new six-speed automatic was brought in for the 2.0L and 1.8T models and new colors including "Galactic Blue" and "Tornado Red" were introduced. 2006 welcomed in a redesign, with the new Beetle receiving the following updated car parts: front/rear bumpers, new headlights, new tail lights, and an improved instrucment cluster. This is also when the 2.5L five-cylinder engine debuted.

    In 2007, the TDI version of the Volkswagen Beetle was discontinued due to new emission standards. As for the updated trims, the New Beetle is available as either a coupe-hatchback or a convertible. The convertible Beetle includes a power-folding soft-top in either black or white. 16" alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, heated front-seats, cruise control, power accessories, a tilted telescoping steering wheel, and a premium audio system with CD/MP3 capability and satellite radio were included in the coupe-hatchback and convertible as standard equipment. The Beetle Red Rock Edition (coupe) shows off unique "Red Rock" paint, 17" alloy wheels, fog lights, and Red Rock paint. The Final Edition trim is painted "Aquarius Blue", 17" alloy wheels, foglights, and a limited white interior. Factory options for the coupe were limited to a power sunroof while on the convertible, the 17" alloy wheels were made available.

    From the beginning, the Volkswagen Beetle made an impression. How could it not? By itself, the Beetle revolutionized the way the world viewed compact cars. And even now, with the advent of SMART and MINI, the Beetle is still a mainstay, making its presence known from coast to coast. Everything about is classic. And when Volkswagen updated the model to the New Beetle, a ground swell emerged and further enhanced what had already been a pretty remarkable legacy. Beetle drivers, you're not ignored. The right accents and accessories prove that your ride has a personality all of its own.

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    2012 Volkswagen Beetle To Hit U.S. Roads in Fall
    2012 Volkswagen Beetle To Hit U.S. Roads in Fall

    In early spring, Volkswagen revealed the 2012 Beetle at the 2011 New York Auto Show. The new vehicle comes with a few styling changes that add sportier and more dynamic look. Compared to the current model, the 2012 VW Beetle features a wider track and a 3.5 inches longer wheelbase. Other changes include upgrades in suspension and chassis to improve performance. The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is the second generation since the first model was produced in 1938.

    “Our all-new 2012 Beetle exemplifies power, styling and sophistication, and is an automotive icon reinvented to create the new shape of performance.” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America.

    The engine offerings for the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle include a 2.5-liter five cylinder gasoline engine, a 2-liter diesel or a 2-liter turbocharged gas engine. As for transmission, a 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic or 6-speed dual-clutch version will be available, depending on the trim level.

    The automaker noted that the diesel version of the new Volkswagen Beetle will be added to the lineup in 2012. The price for this model will be announced closer to its launch. According to the official press release, the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle will cost minimum $18,995. The 2.0-liter gas model will come with a starting price tag of $23,395. It is expected that the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle will appear on road in the fall.