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Single Variant 2013 VW Beetle For Australia

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Volkswagen | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Single Variant 2013 VW Beetle For Australia

2013 VW BEETLEVolkswagen paints itself as decisive, a stalwart of German auto engineering, Das Auto. The 75 year old automaker is clearly ill, it’s getting all jittery in it’s old age, the Wolfsburg behemoth has  got a bug (again)

The Erwin Komenda/Ferdinand Porsche inspired vehicle that started it all, is back in Australia!

It’s hard to believe, but only 3 generations of beetle have been produced in seventy five years. Here in Australia, the original type 1 started local production in Melbourne in 1954, the new Beetle was launched locally in 2000 – first seen as a prototype in 1994 – and the last seen hot-hatch rolled onto Australian shores in 2009. This latest makeover made it’s debut at the 2012 Sydney Motor Show.

With the engine up front and driving the front wheels it’s got little in common with Porsche’s original boxter bug.  In Australia the old new Beetle sold 9000 units.

This third 3rd generation variant launched in Brisbane recently. Make no mistake, it’s an all-new model, it shares little if anything with its predecessor. The unmistakable beetle profile remains central to the design, but with a much less cutesy look. The 2013 Beetle has a neat modern twist. it almost looks mean, nasty mean :: Read the full article »»»»