The Volkswagen Beetle is one of those iconic cars that represents a brand. The last-generation Beetle helped put Volkswagen on the map in the U.S., but it was more of a hit with female buyers. Volkswagen hopes to even the demographic spread with the new 2012 Beetle.
The main design cues on the new Beetle are the longer C-pillar which accents the lower roofline, and flatter hood. These characteristics lead to a longer looking car with less of a bubble shape. The design is meant to attract more male buyers than the last-generation Beetle. Add to the mix a Turbo model and you have what might be the most masculine bug yet.
Volkswagen reports that 61 percent of last-generation Beetle buyers were female, which it hopes will drop to 41 percent with the new generation.
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