Find a Car

Oprah's Favorite Thing: Free 2012 Volkswagen New Beetles For All

Follow Marty

Oprah's New Beetle giveaway

Oprah's New Beetle giveaway



Paul? Ringo?

No, but you're forgiven if you thought that was the introduction to last week's Apple iTunes event. Play the video below, and you'll see everyone's favorite transformista, Oprah Winfrey, giving away a bunch of 2012 Volkswagen New Beetles earlier today as she tapes the final episodes of her long-running gabfest.

According to the New York Post, medics were held on standby, in case audience members got the vapors.

The Oprah giveaway pays homage to her extravagant gifting of a fleet of Pontiac G6 sedans a few years back. This time, Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things" show chose the New Beetle, driven in with Santa Claus. 

Along with the Beetles, Oprah also handed out jewelry, Apple iPads, 3D televisions, cruises and other fab accessories.

Look carefully in the screen cap above, and you'll see that it's not the upcoming New Beetle that Oprah's minions parked on stage, though. The 2012 model won't be shown publicly until next year--sometime in May, we're told, after the 2011 New York Auto Show. Kudos for the product placement, but we can't help but wonder: will folks be happy to win a car they've never seen?

Probably. As one Twitterhead said, "Omg @oprah just gave away the 2012 VW beetle that nobody gets to see until may!"

OMG, indeed, Oprah. OMG.

[New York Post]

Follow Us

Comments (10)
  1. oprah i really admire you i felt like i was there i was cryin with the audience love you keep up the good work god bless

  2. i didn't watch the show as it is so depressing to see all the audience receiving all the wonderful gifts even though it was great for them,but us out here are envious. Thanks anyway. CS

  3. Please Please VW, when you start selling this vehicle to the public have available on the options list leather interior, 4 Motion, and a TDI (i.e., clean turbodiesel)engine.

  4. I wish I could have been there for a 2012 BUG!
    I even live in the midwest. I should have been there for that!
    I guess I just have to wait for my volkswagen dealership columbus ohio to get them in!

  5. Too bad she has to buy her fans!!!

  6. The winners are going to be surprised when they finally see and take delivery of it. The shape has changed in somewhat dramatic fashion. If you google VW 1930s you'll see the car has a much more elongated back end to it. More headroom and more backseat space and headroom. If they'd only use the suicide doors of the original. :)

  7. Would be nice if she had picked an American car again. Why not the new Ford Focus that will also come out during the first quarter of next year?
    Would have been a nice reward for an American company that has done a lot right during these hard times.

  8. I agree with AP! Oprah is a great lady, no doubt. However, I think that sometimes her generosity is not completely thought thru. Kudos AP

  9. i could say ******* AMAZING new beetle 2012
    or simply impecible
    But yeah.

  10. I need to make sure I attend whatever Opera is doing next Christmas.

Commenting is closed for old articles.
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Take Us With You!

© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.