Volkswagen updates Black Betty commercial [video]

Volkswagen has re-cut an ad for the 2012 Beetle that ran during the Super Bowl in the United States back in February.

Now, the ad actually shows the new Beetle, which goes on sale in the U.S. this coming fall.

The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle was unveiled yesterday at the Auto Shanghai motor show and also premieres today at the New York auto show.

VW has tried to toughen up the Beetle's cutesy image and have it appeal to more male drivers. The design has changed towards a more aggressive look and speculation is that a Beetle R is in the making which will sport a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine developing around 270 PS (199 kW / 266 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque - similar to the Golf R and Scirocco R models.

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Motor show New York Auto Show
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