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Report: VW New Beetle successor timeframe and details come into focus

2005 Volkswagen Ragster concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

New VW Beetle coming in two years, Scirocco still not in cards for U.S.

Malibu Barbie VW New Beetle Convertible – click above for high-res gallery

REPORT: VW chooses Mexican plant for new compact sedan

Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 Special Edition - Click above for hi-res image gallery

New VW Beetle could be North America's up! variant?

The VW Beetle is a cult favorite here in the States, but in Germany, it's not so well loved. That could be part of the reason why Volkswagen has been slow to produce a successor to the new Beetle, but word from Motor Trend is that two models could be coming shortly. The first Beetle will be based off the Gen-VI Golf and will hit production in 2010 or 2011.

Sixty years of Volkswagen's Beetle

The Volkswagen Company turned sixty years old last week. In July 1946, German dealerships Gottfried Schultz in Essen and Raffay & Co. in Hamburg, Germany received their first Beetle sedans (saloons).

Volkswagen strips vehicle lineup in UK

In a bid to rationalize its vehicle lineup and control costs, Volkswagen's British outpost is taking a massive axe to its range, culling dozens of models and options from its order books. With in excess of 10,000 different build combinations and pressures to streamline their operations, VW has resorted to nixing entire trim levels, colors, options in an effort to simplify its offerings.

VIDEO: Jet-powered VW New Beetle

Astute readers of Autoblog will no doubt remember pics of the jet-powered Volkswagen New Beetle we posted a while back. Owner Ron Patrick was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle and fired up the fire-breathing Beetle on camera.