2012 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed

One of the big stories of the contemporary automotive world is that of the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. We are talking about a vehicle that is already popular before its arrival.

We’ll remember you that the car was recently teased on Oprah’s show, when the host also offered 275 members of the audience the keys to their own examples of the upcoming vehicle. Back then, we could only see the silhouette of the car, thus being left waiting for the real deal.

Fortunately, the wait is now over, as the vehicle has been revealed by a spy video. Yes, the car is naked, wearing nothing but its black paint, so we can clearly see its design features. Before we move on with the story, we have to thank for bringing the 2012 Beetle to us (the video was posted on Youtube by a third party user).

The new Beetle is expected offer a wide range of engines, with some of the units being followers of the downsizing trend. The petrol part of the line-up is expected to include a 1.2l turbocharged TSI unit with 105 hp, a 1.4l TSI turbocharged and supercharged engine that delivers 160 hp, a naturally aspirated 2.5 liter powerplant that produces 170 hp, as well as a range topping 2.0 liter TSI turbocharged engine that will allow the driver to play with 210 hp (this engined is borrowed from the Golf GTI). Those who are looking for oil-burners will receive engines like a 105 hp 1.6l unit and a 140 hp 2.0l powerplant.

The vehicle will also come with a hybrid drivetrain, comprising of a 1.4 liter turbocharged and supercharged engine that delivers 150 hp and a 27 hp electric motor.

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