Evolution Of The Volkswagen Beetle

Beetle Shells
Beetle Shells
Volkswagen Beetle cars in production. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Production Line
Production Line
A line-up of brand new Volkswagen Beetle cars at the Wolfsburg factory. (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
The People's Car
The People's Car
circa 1950: Rows of ' Beetle ' cars at a German Volkswagen plant. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Passed Out
Passed Out
Two festival goers that found Woodstock too much lay passed out on the bonnet and roof of their Volkswagen Beetle. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images)
Volkswagen
Volkswagen
View of a Volkswagen Beetle, 1960s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Hungry Herbie
Hungry Herbie
23rd June 1972: Herbie, the anthropomorphic Volkswagen featured in the Disney film 'The Love Bug' and its sequels terrorises a young woman at a motorshow in Berlin. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Prospective Volkswagen Beetle buyers view the 1998
Prospective Volkswagen Beetle buyers view the 1998
NORWALK, : Prospective Volkswagen Beetle buyers view the 1998 model of the famous German vehicle 07 April in Norwalk, California. The new Beetle, which can cost from 16,000 to 25,000 US USD, has been selling faster than models can reach the showrooms since its release two weeks ago in the United States. AFP PHOTO Mike NELSON (Photo credit should read MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
The New 1999 Beetle From Volkswagen
The New 1999 Beetle From Volkswagen
The New 1999 Beetle From Volkswagon. The Trademark Beetle Body Shape Is Immediately Recognizable, Though It Shares No Parts With The Old Beetle. It's Both Larger (161.1 Inches In Length And 96.3 Cubic Feet Inside) And More Powerful Than Its Predecessor And The Engine Is No Longer In The Back. The Car Is Available With A New Turbocharged 150-Horsepower 1.8-Liter Four-Cylinder Engine, A 115-Horsepower 2.0-Liter Four-Banger Or A High-Tech Turbo Direct Injection Diesel Engine That Gets 48 Mpg On The Highway And Has A Driving Range Of 700 Miles. The New Beetle's A Truly Modern Volkswagen, With A Fully Galvanized Body And German Engineered Suspension. Plus A Security System, Airbags* And 6-Speaker Cassette Stereo. (Photo By Getty Images)
Volkswagen Announces New Car Making Plant
Volkswagen Announces New Car Making Plant
398508 05: UNDATED FILE PHOTO A redesigned Volkswagen Beetle is displayed in this undated file photograph. Volkswagen officially opened a new assembly hall near Dresden, Germany, December 11, 2001 to produce the new Phaeton luxury car, which represents a dramatic new step for the German car company away from its traditional medium and small car market. (Photo courtesy Volkswagen AG/Getty Images)
Detroit Auto Show Showcases Latest Car Models
Detroit Auto Show Showcases Latest Car Models
DETROIT - JANUARY 9: The new Volkswagen Beetle Ragster is revealed to the media at the 2005 North American International Auto Show January 9, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
TO GO WITH AFP STORY View taken 07 March
TO GO WITH AFP STORY View taken 07 March
Wolfsburg, Germany: TO GO WITH AFP STORY View taken 07 March 2005 showing visitors looking at a Volkswagen Beetle model on display at the VW customer center in Wolfsburg 07 March 2005. AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
The new VW Beetle convertible is present
The new VW Beetle convertible is present
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: The new VW Beetle convertible is presented at the 100th Annual Los Angeles Auto Show, 30 November 2006. The LA Auto Show will be open to public from 01 December to 10 December. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Volskwagen Mexico presents their new Bee
Volskwagen Mexico presents their new Bee
Volskwagen Mexico presents their new Beetle 2008, ten years' edition car, of which only 310 units will be produced, 01 February, 2008 in Puebla, Mexico. The beetle's production began ten years ago at the Volskwagen plant of Puebla. AFP PHOTO/Jose CASTA-ARES (Photo credit should read Jose Casta?ares/AFP/Getty Images)
The New York Auto Show Opens To The Public
The New York Auto Show Opens To The Public
NEW YORK - APRIL 10: Teenage girls sing Karaoke in a Volkswagen Beetle during the New York Auto Show at Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 10, 2009 in New York City. Over 1 million people are expected to visit the show to see over 30 new vehicles unveiled by the world's largest automakers. The show is the nation's oldest and usually best-attended event of the auto show year. Auto sales have fallen drastically as the global recession continues to thwart consumer spending. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
View of the Volkswagen's New Beetle car
View of the Volkswagen's New Beetle car
View of the Volkswagen's New Beetle car during its launch in Mumbai on December 4, 2009. AFP PHOTO/ Indranil MUKHERJEE (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)
Volkswagen Presents New VW Beetle
Volkswagen Presents New VW Beetle
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: The Volkswagen New Beetle sits on display during the world premiere of the 21st Century Beetle at ewerk on April 18, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The car will be available for sale in Germany in October 2011. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Volkswagen Presents New VW Beetle
Volkswagen Presents New VW Beetle
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 18: The Volkswagen New Beetle sits on display during the world premiere of the 21st Century Beetle at ewerk on April 18, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. The car will be available for sale in Germany in October 2011. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
U.S. Reveal Of The 21st Century Volkswagen Beetle
U.S. Reveal Of The 21st Century Volkswagen Beetle
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 18: The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle sits on display during its U.S. reveal at Warehouse at Pier 36 on April 18, 2011 in New York City. The car will be available in the U.S. in September 2011. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
2012 LA Auto Show Features Automotive Innovation
2012 LA Auto Show Features Automotive Innovation
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 29: New 2013 Volkswagen Beetle convertibles are on display after it was revealed during the Los Angeles Auto show on November 29, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The LA Auto Show opens to the public on November 30 and runs through December 9. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
US-DETROIT-AUTO-SHOW
US-DETROIT-AUTO-SHOW
Members of the media get a look at Volkswagen's Beetle Dune during a press preview at the North American International Auto Show January 13, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)
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