Little Changes, Big Difference - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Little Changes, Big Difference

December 03, 2012

VW Rear.jpg
The looks of the earlier Beetle left me cold. Now, I love the way the 2012 Beetle looks – and I can't say exactly why. I'm amazed at how the effect is so different by redrawing a few lines.
I thought that taking this picture would help me understand what the designers did that changed it so much. But at least in this picture, the differences don't seem dramatic.

So I took a second picture from the front and the differences are more apparent.

The elongated hood and the lowered roofline are pretty clear in this picture.


VW Front.jpg
Philip Reed, Edmunds Consumer Advice Editor @ 12,333 miles


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