SponsoredSassy Youngster Fakes Out Man Driving New BeetleStudio@Gawker11/08/11 11:59amFiled to: Up HighJalopnikHeadlineAdvertisementEditPromoteDismissUndismissHideShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink The iconic VW Beetle has been redesigned for the 21st century, and if you drive one around town, you're bound to get some attention. The third generation Beetle is sportier and more streamlined, and the available Turbo model boasts a rear spoiler. One look, and no one can resist approaching it. And VW made even more improvements to the 2012 Beetle that aren't necessarily visible to your average kid in a grocery store parking lot. There's more rear-seat headroom (0.4 inches), more front legroom (1.9 inches), and more front shoulder room (2.5 inches). A brand-new split-folding rear seat allows you to transport more of your stuff, right alongside a rear passenger. The panoramic tilt/slide glass sunroof is 80 percent larger than on the previous model, letting more of the sky into your ride.Choose between two engines and transmissions: the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine (standard with a 5-speed manual, available with a 6-speed automatic) or the 2.0-liter TSI® 200-hp turbocharged four-cylinder (standard with a 6-speed manual, available with a 6-speed DSG automatic). You can start the engine of your choosing with the new available keyless access with push-button start system, and be on your way. Advertisement Be a friend. Check out all the features of the all-new redesigned 2012 VW Beetle. And when people honk, wave, approach your Beetle, engage you in high-fiving games, just humor them. Resistance is futile. It's going to happen.