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REPORT: Next New Beetle will have bigger back seat

by Chris Shunk (RSS feed) on Oct 12th, 2009 at 6:59PM

The "New Beetle" was a smash hit when it debuted in 1998, and the cutesy little Bug immediately jumped to sales of 83,434 the next year. Over the next 10 years, however, Volkswagen left the spiritual successor to the original Beetle out to dry, and sales have steadily dropped down to near nothingness. AutoWeek is reporting that Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of VW of America, confirmed at a press event in Germany that a long overdue redesign of the New Beetle is coming in 2012, and packaging will be vastly improved. The current back seat of the New Beetle is a real problem being far... Read More

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