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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Making Retro Look Good

June 05, 2012

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This weekend on my many travels around town, I encountered a Platinum Gray Metallic 2012 Volkswagen Beetle wearing Heritage wheels. (The configurator on VW.com unfortunately doesn't post the Heritage wheel as an option when building your Beetle.) I have to say that the retro wheels with updated Beetle looked really sharp! I may have even drooled a little.

For the 2012 Beetle, Volkswagen is offering the Heritage Wheel with a chrome center and ring as a dealer-sourced accessory. Yup, you can get these wheels as well as other accessories like vehicle and key fob skins, pedal caps, etc. at VW dealerships. And obviously instead of steel, the Heritage is made of alloy. Found more photos of the Heritage wheel here.

Anyway, I'm surprised I haven't seen more of this style of wheel around. Figured with the Beetle's long history there would be plenty of retro geeks wanting to fly their heritage freak flag, said affectionately.

But then again, I haven't seen that many 2012 Beetles out and about yet.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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