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New Volkswagen Beetle Concept : Automaker Says the Theme at the Paris Motor Show is “Think New”

Is it the new Volkswagen Beetle concept?

The automaker sent out these teaser images of a new concept car set to debut at the Paris Motor Show tomorrow. And while the text accompanying the images did not give away the name of the concept, it strongly hints that this will be the new Beetle.


The automaker says its theme at the Paris Motor Show is “Think New,” saying this design study signals a new era for the beleaguered automaker.


“The vehicle is as revolutionary as the Beetle was seven decades ago,” Volkswagen’s short blurb on the concept car states. “The concept car has the potential to make history with its completely new vehicle concept.”

Volkswagen also says that the production version of this car will be the first to use the automaker’s Modular Electric Drive platform (internally known as MEB).

Perhaps most telling, though, is a little detail tucked into the email Volkswagen sent to the automotive press: The download folder of concept car images is called “Beetle.”

So, we’re calling it. In some way, shape or form, this is the new vision of the Volkswagen Beetleā€”a four-door electric car based on the automaker’s new modular platform. Only time will tell whether it’s as revolutionary as the original.


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