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December 5, 2013

New bug is masculine

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Stats:

2013 Beetle Convertible TDI

Engine: 2.0-liter turbo clean diesel, four-cylinder

EPA mileage per gallon: 28 city, 41 highway, 32 combined.

Base price: $29,195

Model as tested: $29,990

Assembled: Puebla, Mexico. U.S./Canadian parts – 12 percent; major source of foreign parts, Mexico – 35 percent. Country of origin, engine and transmission – Germany.

Crash test ratings: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Beetle four out of five stars for overall crash protection with five stars for side impact and four stars for frontal crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded

the Beetle its highest rating of “Good” for side impact, roof strength, frontal offset crash and rear impact protection and marginal for its newest small overlap front test (numerous cars receive this rating)

Warranty: 3 year/36,000 miles bumper to bumper; 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain; 12-year corrosion perforation; 3 year/36,000 mile scheduled maintenance and roadside assistance.

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