2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior in white
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior in white
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior in white

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior from side in white

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior from rear in white

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior in white
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior in white

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior from rear in white

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior in white
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior in white

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle exterior from rear in white

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in red, exterior

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in red, rear exterior in motion

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in red
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in red

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in red from rear

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  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle interior seating

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle interior
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle interior

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle interior seating
  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle interior seating


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Like many automakers, Volkswagen is in the process of replacing larger naturally aspirated engines with smaller turbocharged ones. That includes the Beetle, which is switching from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to a 1.8-liter turbo. Yet VW has kept the price the same despite the engine swap.

If you've been sitting at home or work wondering how much your dream 2012 Volkswagen Beetle will cost, today is the day you can stop guessing. Volkswagen has added its new Beetle configurator to its retal website, and the new-age Bug can be had for as little as just under $20,000, all the way up to $30,000 with a full suite of options.

Like many a Beetle before it, Volkswagen has prepped its newest escarabajo to begin running down production facilities in Mexico. Located in Puebla, Volkswagen de México serves as one of the nation's largest employers, with a workforce of over 15,000 folks. The Puebla facility served as a major manufacturer of the preceding New Beetle, turning out 1.5 million units between 1997 and 2010. Now, the factory worker's wrenches are set to bring the updated version to life.

Those of you who read our First Drive of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo already know that the highest-performing version of the iconic Bug will require you to write a check for $23,395*. Step up to the well-received six-speed DSG transmission and you'll be looking at a $24,495 window sticker.

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