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New Generation Volkswagen Beetle revealed

Volkswagen has unveiled the latest Volkswagen Beetle at the Shanghai Motor Show.

Volkswagen has unveiled the latest Volkswagen Beetle at the Shanghai Motor Show. This new Volkswagen Beetle is longer wider and lower giving it a more masculine and dynamic appearance. These new proportions allow the roof to extend back further; the windscreen is shifted back and the rear section is now more similar to that of the original Volkswagen Beetle.

The Volkswagen Beetle has four seats with a split-fold rear seat for added versatility; the boot capacity is approximately 310 litres. The interior of the Volkswagen Beetle has a modern, practical and distinctive appearance with easy to identify and ergonomic controls. Certain features, such as the glovebox and colour accent panels hark back to the original.

There will be a choice of four engines offered, three petrol a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS, a 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS and a 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS; and one diesel a 1.6-litre 105 PS with BlueMotion Technology. Due to the Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems the Beetle 1.6-litre 105 PS is estimated to have a combined fuel consumption of 65.7 mpg and carbon dioxide emissions of 112 g/km.

The new Volkswagen Beetle will be available to order in the UK in the summer, with first cars arriving in showrooms early in 2012.