Over the weekend I took part in VW Freedriving Tour in Toronto and I got a chance to take a closer look at the 2012 Beetle. Being a fan of VW cars, I always admired the Beetle but never though it would be a car I would drive. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a cute car but it always looked too bumpy and too round to appeal to me. Now, I must confess, I actually really like this car. It’s not just a cute car anymore. It’s meaner, more powerful and it even has lost some weight!
In the words of Klaus Bischoff, the Volkswagen design chief, the 2012 Beetle is all about “more power, less flower”. I’m not an auto expert or a professional in the industry but I agree with what he says. The 2012 Beetle is a completely new design and it’s a beast!
According to Bischoff, the 2012 Beetle is as close as they could have become to the first generation Beetles from the mid and later 1930s. 2012 is longer, wider and has a different allocation of its’ interior space. Applying the same design ideas to the new design and adding 170 to 200 horsepower under the hood brought a more masculine and powerful look and feel to this car. The Beetle is no longer a chick-mobile, and I love it!