|Porsche Type 12, 1931/32|
|Tatra V570 prototype (1933)|
|The final original Beetle|
|The new millenium Beetle - 1998|
|Mandy Moore in her music video 'Candy' driving the new millenium Beetle|
THE NEW INCARNATION of VW BEETLE 2011
Changes for final iteration of the "New Beetle" convertible largely revolve around a few minor upgrades as well as a renaming of the two trim levels.
Instead of the base and 2.5L models, the newer edition comes in standard S and deluxe SE editions; for the convertible, the SE switches from a manually-operated cloth top to a semi-automatic, powered top. It also brings a premium sound system with Sirius satellite radio, leather-wrapped surfaces for the handbrake, shift knob, and steering wheel, as well as the six-speed Tiptronic gearbox. The automatic is also an option for the S.
Compared to the model it replaced, a tire pressure monitoring system is now standard to meet safety laws; new alloy wheels are also standard on each car level, with the 16-inch "Mali" design fitted to the S and the 17-inch "Versus" design stock with the SE. A cold weather package is available for the S which adds heating to the seats and windshield washer nozzles.