On sale 2011; styling to be 'more masculine'
11 January 2010

The next VW Beetle will use the same platform as the Jetta, unveiled at the Detroit motor show.

The Beetle, which will go on sale next year, is not expected to be a radical departure from the current model.

VW reveals hybrid Jetta coupe

"The design will change, slightly but there won't be anything too surprising," said a VW source. "It will have more interior space and slightly different proportions.

"The main aim is to make the design more masculine, to appeal to more buyers."

Just over one million current VW Beetles have been sold in the past 10 years.

Twitter - follow autocar.co.uk

Join the debate

Comments
3

11 January 2010

So no change then.
Is the Jetta not based on Golf platform which also means a plethora of models available via VAG?

11 January 2010

The Jetta is based on the Golf. But this is the Detroit show, where the Americans don't do hatchbacks, so they'll say it's based on the Jetta.

20 January 2010

What a stupid article. The Jetta is based on the Golf platform, so its the same bloody thing.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0 TDI 4Motion front view
    First Drive
    17 February 2017
    Latest Passat Alltrack is one of the best examples of that most inoffensive of things, the all-seasons estate
  • 2017 Hyundai i30 1.0 T-GDi 120 SE Nav front view
    First Drive
    17 February 2017
    A UK drive in the Hyundai i30 reveals a rounded and capable hatchback, but not one to challenge the class best
  • Peugeot 5008
    First Drive
    16 February 2017
    Handsome seven-seater offers a smart interior with certain key practicality benefits, but it’s a slightly mixed bag to drive.
  • Car review
    15 February 2017
    The fifth-gen Discovery is simply one of the world's most capable cars, even with the addition of a 2.0-litre engine
  • Tesla Model X
    Car review
    15 February 2017
    The electric propulsion pioneer takes aim at the seven-seat SUV market