Volkswagen has jilted American enthusiasts once, by denying them the chance to pilot the Scirocco in the US. In September, it seemed like the German automaker was going to take the same course of action with the sporty Beetle R-Line. Now, comes word that the R-Line bug may be headed our way after all. This news comes from AskAVWSalesGuy.com. As you may have guessed, it is a blog written by a Volkswagen salesperson. According to the recent post, Volkswagen is now taking orders for the new Beetle R-Line, with delivery set for February or early March.

We've reached out to Volkswagen and it has been confirmed that the R-Line version of the Beetle will he coming to the US. In fact, it was brought to our attention that this news broke back in November, but may have been overshadowed by the buzz around the Beetle Convertible.

If you recall, the R-Line is the latest in what is becoming a growing family of Volkswagen Beetle variants. The package includes revised bodywork, 19-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights and LED license plate lights. Inside the R-Line receives leather seating surfaces and a navigation system. In Europe, the exterior package alone will cost 1,290 euros (about $1,665) and both the exterior and interior combined will set you back 1,675 euros ($2,162). European customers can select this package with either the 1.4 TSI Beetle or the TDI model. US pricing for this package has not yet been announced, but it is worth noting that the R-Line will be offered only on the Beetle Turbo. To learn more about the sported-up Bug, check out the press release below
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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE R-LINE® TO GO ON SALE IN THE U.S. MARKET

Aggressive styling cues and subtle interior enhancements distinguish latest version of the Beetle Coupe

Herndon, VA - Volkswagen R GmbH has developed the R-Line for drivers who want the sporty and aggressive styling of the Volkswagen R models, but without the additional performance. In Germany, many of Volkswagen's best-selling vehicles are available with an R-Line derivative, but until now this has only been the case with the CC in the U.S.

That will change when the Beetle R-Line goes on sale in early 2013. Offered only on the Turbo model, the Beetle R-Line is differentiated by a number of exterior and interior enhancements. The new, more aggressive front bumper sports grained black surfaces and chrome-framed turn signals, while the rear bumper now incorporates a race-inspired diffuser. R-Line logos, standard 19-inch "Tornado" aluminium-alloy wheels, and Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs also help to differentiate the car from a regular Beetle Turbo.

Inside, the R-Line model features custom stainless-steel kickplates, a steering wheel badge, a unique color dashboard panel, and contrasting-color stitching on the seats, shifter knob, and handbrake lever. Beetle R-Line pricing will be announced closer to launch.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC, Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

Notes:

This press release and images of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line are available at media.vw.com.

"R-Line", "VW", "Volkswagen", all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.


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      Cruising
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nothing wrong with offering a sporty appearance package, nobody is forcing you to buy it. In some cases I rather see that OEM package added to the base car then some god awful aftermarket crap.
      truewhiteboy
      • 2 Years Ago
      For a split second I thought they were going to make a AWD Turbo'd Beetle
      zorrosmom54
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wish that they would bring back the original body style of the VeeWee. These new cars don't even look like Volkswagen Bugs. The engine goes in the back, folks. I realize that the old ones weren't as safe as these new "contraptions", but that could be remedied with the new technology that we have now. And, as for the people who insist on "Baja-ing" and"suping" the old models up by exposing the engines (and/or ruining them), well, that's another story..... Bring back the "slug Bugs", willya?!
      jrcmotorsports
      • 1 Year Ago
      They are doing this and not bringing the Scirocco to the US..........
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tape and decal.
      gmhtv1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Buy German anything.....For me the answer is " NO WAY IN HELL ". PERIOD ! ! ! ! ! !
      jyates1936
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hitler was the one who got the Beetle started. Now do you really want to buy a car made by Hitler? I think I will stick with my Prius who was made by General Tojo. Ole Henry Ford invented the automobile so why not buy a Ford. The new Fusion is a good looking one. I'm just rambling and blabbling here. Ya'll have a great new year. And remember buy American. On the other hand since we are going over a cliff better hang on to your dough. But Obama will take care of you if you need help. I think Obama would prefer you buy a foreign car. Like I said just blabbling. Youse all take care now and I mean it. Think I'm kidding? Blabbling, blabbling. Goodbye.
        metusmetu
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jyates1936
        I'd be more than happy to buy Hitler's "Peoples Car", as a matter of fact have owned many, many of them, very reliable inexpensive cars, easy to work on yourself, and extremely economical! My bugs of the 1960's were getting 30+ MPG! Hitler didn't come after us in WWII until we first came after him. An if you remember correctly the U.S. didn't get into WWII until the people that built your "Prius" BOMBED Pearl Harbor!, almost totally destroying the U.S. Pacific Fleet along with the men who manned them.............HNY to you too......
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jyates1936
        And don't forget, Henry Ford support Hitler. Are you an Obama fan? Obama also "claims" the Automobile was invented in the USA.
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jyates1936
        And the damn yankees burned the South. Now do you really want to buy a car made by Henry Ford?
        susan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jyates1936
        GM is now being made in China, and are building 11 new plants there, that means after all our money bailed our GM, the US government has 500,000,000 shares of GM stock. I wouldnt touch a Chevy if you offered it for free..GM is government motors....as for the King, if you take off the lies you end up with nothing but a greedy fool that thinks nothing of spending... in 2011, he cost US taxpayers one Billion dollars..So that is what you want to follow, go ahead, but if you think he cares about you...you cant be serious......
        Luis A. Martinez
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jyates1936
        I don't know if you ever read or learn on Volkswagen History that was a Britain named Ivan Hirst that make was Volkswagen is now,at this age of computers Internet and all and there is some one with the wrong story,Ford wasnt the creator he just create a faster way to build them and by the way Fusion is made in mexico too or go buy a GM design in Korea from the ashes of Daewoo and be happy then to buy American?
      jjmoonen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sporty...........AND UGLY!
      Harveys Pooka
      • 2 Years Ago
      WHEN I LOOK AT CARS MY FIRST QUESTION IS HOW MANY MILES PER GALLON DOSE THE CAR GET. THE REST IS SECONDARY. THE CAR MANUFACTORS ARE NOT GETTING IT. I WANT MY MONEYS WORTH AND I DON'T WANT A PIECE OF JUNK EITHER.
        Smile!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Harveys Pooka
        I totally agree with you. I just got back from Europe where I rented a with full 5 passenger Nissan /Renault turbo deisel which I got 61 mpg. This was city and expressway driving conditions. I am totally bored with all other offerings after driving this car available in Europe only. New car price is 15k euros!
          jerry
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Smile!
          Truth is in Europe VW has lots of cars getting 60plus MPG,,, just ask anyone who has been there or lived there,,,the problem is your f-ing GOVERNMENT wont let those come here, probably cut into road fuel tax to much.
          mpusairsret
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Smile!
          Are you sure that wasn't 61 kpg?
      Bryant Crawford
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bring back the FOX
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      ... and it will come in only one color: pink. pretty car for pretty princess.
      jellyfossil@yahoo.com
      My once 58mpg Geo Metro is caughing congress won't allow any remakes because oh well the bug won't do either.
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