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VW updates the Beetle

VW updates the Beetle

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The Beetle is no longer a ‘girl’s car’.

Volkswagon has released the first images of the 2012 Beetle, which will debut at this week’s New York Auto Show.

The updated Beetle will be a little sleeker and a quite a bit larger (at least by Beetle standards). The move comes as VW looks to engage a larger market – specifically – men.

The current Beetle has sold well all over the world. But truth be told, the Beetle has developed a reputation as a ‘girl’s car’. The redesigned look keeps with the Beetle’s heritage, but it is sleeker, more aerodynamic – something VW hopes will appeal to men as much as women.

The car has grown a bit too – the 2012 Beetle will be six inches longer and 3.3 inches wider.

There’s also a 200 horsepower turbocharged motor available – a further nod to those who have a need for speed.