Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

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    Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

    Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised
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    January 27, 2011
    by Damon Lavrinc


    Honestly Volkswagen? Why even bother with camo? If you're going to parade the 2012 Beetle out in the open – with it's chopped roofline and redesigned rump – is a little bit of paint-matching trim around the headlamps really worth the effort? And while we're at it, the bright silver paint isn't doing your clandestine efforts any favors, either.

    Unlike the shots our spies snagged late last year, this newest batch shows a near production-ready Beetle, complete with a reworked fascia, more deeply drawn headlamps and some attractive contouring around the greenhouse. The new chiseled sides, thickened C-pillar and higher hatch do their best to modernize an aging design, as will the underpinnings: all the good bits from the Golf VI platform combined with V-Dub's 2.5-liter inline-five in the base models and something turbocharged further up the food chain. Expect more details to surface over the next few months, with a possible debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

    Meh.
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    Re: Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

    At least VW has the decency to use cellophane to disguise their cars.

    Damn GM - 100+ posts and we still can't figure out what that Cadillac thing is.

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    I was hoping for something more radical, maybe even embracing some futuristic elements, but I think this is okay. I see influences from the PT Cruiser and HHR. Is the platform essentially the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FenwickHockey65 View Post
    Meh.
    It definitely has quite a big meh factor.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

    Looks kinda like an Audi TT...

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

    I am pretty sure that those bumper caps are from the current model.

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    I'm actually liking this redesign. It has a much sleeker look while retaining most of the classic Beetle shape. I think it is an excellent evolution for the design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    It definitely has quite a big meh factor.
    Mr. Burns, I miss your highly creative and well-executed renderings. Have you bailed on auto design in favor of a career in pharmacy as you'd mentioned once as a possibility?
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    I like the chopped roof! It's disguised, very cleverly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnstarnes View Post
    Mr. Burns, I miss your highly creative and well-executed renderings. Have you bailed on auto design in favor of a career in pharmacy as you'd mentioned once as a possibility?
    Nope, I decided to stick to engineering

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

    I like it.

    However, if people dont fit in the rear seat of the current Beetle then what about the new new Beetle and the back seat. Yikes.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2012 Volkswagen (new new) Beetle caught undisguised

    Squish it a little more, and we'll have the 911 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    Nope, I decided to stick to engineering
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    Slightly better than the current one but I would still rather cut off a limb than own one.
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