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First photos of the redesigned 2012 VW Beetle

The newest Volkwsagen Beetle is a redesign of the original 1930s car, not the New Beetle from 1998.

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Picture taken in 1938 shows the first Beetles of the preproduction series VW 38 in front of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.

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The 2009 Volkswagen "New Beetle," which is now the older model compared to the 2012 Beetle.

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Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen head of design, sits inside the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle at the U.S. Reveal, an event showcasing the redesigned model, in New York April 18, 2011.

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