The VW Beetle has been one of the most recognizable cars on the road since its first incarnation hit markets in 1938. Since then, it has undergone a lot of changes, and for the last decade has had a successful run in the United States as the New Beetle. That model was more popular among women, who accounted for 61% of sales. But for 2012, VW is concentrating on the male market, and has made some striking changes to its iconic car. The result is the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, a sleeker, spoiler-equipped ride for the 21st century. And it comes in Turbo.
The new Beetle sits lower than the outgoing New Beetle, and is a little wider and longer, improving high-speed performance. The regular model comes with 105 hp and the European edition gets 65.7 mpg (the US version gets 54). But if that’s not enough power for you, there’s also a Turbo model, with 200 hp, now available via pre-order.