Artist draws up possibility for next New Beetle

Artist draws up possibility for next New Beetle

The current Volkswagen Beetle is set to finally cease production later this year, but VW has promised an all-new replacement by 2012. That’s fine but so far VW hasn’t come to the party by releasing any teasers or sketches that indicate what the New New Beetle might look like. It should have the same rounded bug like shape, but the problem with any retro design is what exactly comes next?

Artist David Cardoso has stepped in and created some renderings of a car that very clearly says Beetle, it has the prominent wheel arches and round headlamps. At the same time Cardoso pushes the design elements forward by enlarging the greenhouse and integrating those arches while ringing the headlamps with fashionable LED running lights.

With VW’s current interest in electric vehicles, a battery powertrain could be in order and if the Beetle was a full EV, the compact electric drive system could facilitate some improved interior packaging as well.

The current Volkswagen Beetle is set to finally cease production later this year, but VW has promised an all-new replacement by 2012. That’s fine but so far VW hasn’t come to the party by releasing any teasers or sketches that indicate what the New New Beetle might look like. It should have the same rounded bug like shape, but the problem with any retro design is what exactly comes next?

Artist David Cardoso has stepped in and created some renderings of a car that very clearly says Beetle, it has the prominent wheel arches and round headlamps. At the same time Cardoso pushes the design elements forward by enlarging the greenhouse and integrating those arches while ringing the headlamps with fashionable LED running lights.

With VW’s current interest in electric vehicles, a battery powertrain could be in order and if the Beetle was a full EV, the compact electric drive system could facilitate some improved interior packaging as well.

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