2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible: First Live Photo

VW has worked hard to butch up the image to the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, with chunkier curves, retro wheels, and a raked windshield. Well, forget about all of that because we've just seen the namby-pamby cabrio version for the first time. » 9/07/12 10:00am 9/07/12 10:00am

"Volkswagen Beetle looking for men" says AP

I'm not saying a straight man can't drive a non-retro Volkswagen Beetle, I'm just saying I don't know any who do. The Associated Press headline writers, inadvertently, do seem to be saying this. » 9/21/11 4:30pm 9/21/11 4:30pm

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: First Drive

In a little over a decade Volkswagen saw its Beetle transform from Adolf Hitler's dream of the "people's car" to the foulest of all marketing slurs — a "chick car." Does the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle finally provide a more manly solution? We drove it today to find out. » 7/13/11 2:00pm 7/13/11 2:00pm

First modified 2012 VW Beetle inspired by GT3 RS

The crew at VWVortex landed the first 2012 Volkswagen Beetle with orders to modify. Step one? Giving it a 911 GT3 RS-inspired look with some easy bolt-on Golf/GTI 6 parts. Step two should be dropping the engine in the trunk. » 6/09/11 12:05pm 6/09/11 12:05pm

Build your own 2012 Volkswagen Beetle online

The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle debuted earlier today, but Ze Germans, with their typical Teutonic efficiency, have already set their configurator live on their German site. Can you top Toffeebraun Metallic mit Zoll 'Circle' wheels? Didn't think so. » 4/18/11 12:30pm 4/18/11 12:30pm

How the 2012 Beetle will handle "like Herbie"

Handling "like Herbie" is a direct quote from VW marketing boss Luca De Meo. He's referring to the clean-sheet 2012 Beetle's new electronic front differential, which, according to Volkswagen, should allow for more nimble handling. » 4/18/11 10:15am 4/18/11 10:15am

The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

After more than a decade of production, the New Beetle's grown mighty stale and, more importantly — effeminate. The all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle ditches the flowers for more power, bringing design and engineering back into this century with a masculine look decidedly planted in the last one. » 4/18/11 9:01am 4/18/11 9:01am

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Ze Bug For Amerika

These are the very first spy photos of the upcoming designed-for-America 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It's a little less bubbly, a little less feminine and a lot more like the classic Beetles of old than we ever expected. Very interesting. [Edmunds] » 10/04/10 2:40pm 10/04/10 2:40pm