2013 VW Beetle Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

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What the point of buying your daughter a Beetle to go to school in if it's a deathtrap on wheels. Thankfully, there's away around the problems of the retro bug, and it's called the 21st Century Beetle.
This second generation New Beetle model has been extensively tested by the IIHS who found it was worthy of their "top safety pick" title. This is Volkswagen's ninth car on sale to be recognized by the IIHS and you can bet they're going to make anther commercial about that.

The 2013 Beetle is built around a right chassis that uses hot-formed steels in the crash-load paths and seamless laser welds. In the case of a crash, it huts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and switches on the hazard lights if the car is involved in certain types of collision.

"Volkswagen is passionate about safety," said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "To have IIHS recognize the Volkswagen Beetle as a Top Safety Pick is a great statement for the brand. The fact that we now have nine 2013 Top Safety Picks is a testament to our commitment to continually improve the safety and quality of our vehicles.”

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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