Is The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle “Manly” Enough For You? [POLL]
Only three kinds of people drive a Volkswagen Beetle: an aging baby boomer trying in vain to hold on to the last vestige of their hippie years, your girlfriend, and your mom (BURN!). As nostalgic and trippy as these cars are, no man in his right mind would be caught dead driving one – unless, of course, they’re into torture, harassment, putdowns, wisecracks, and self deprecation. Eager to draw in more male buyers of the younger generations (X, Y, Z?) and strip the car of its feminine stigma, Volkswagen re-designed the Beetle to be less prissy and more pumped. Did they succeed?
Well, with its sleek design and new features – including an automatic start system and a clock complete with a stopwatch function – Volkswagen certainly hopes the 2012 Beetle can make a broader impact on consumers, since sales of the previous Beetle model fell by an alarming 82%! By 2018, the company hopes to have sold 1 million units within the United States alone, and a whopping 10 million in foreign markets.
Take a look at the car’s pics then vote in our poll.
(via The Detroit News)
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