Volkswagen Super Beetle at Vancouver Auto Show a far cry from SEMA concept

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When Volkswagen first announced they would be unveiling the all-new Super Beetle at the Vancouver International Auto Show (VIAS) our imaginations quickly ran wild with the idea of an AWD Beetle on steroids as seen in concept form at SEMA, as well as the Chicago Auto Show. Sadly, what we have been handed is a far cry from that.

Best we can tell, what has been introduced at VIAS 2013 is little more than a Turbo Beetle with some fancy trim detailing. It will come equipped with the 2.0L TFSI 4-cylinder packing 210 hp and will be heavily laden in standard equipment, including 19″ alloys, a panorama glass roof, a premium Fender audio system, and 2-tone black and red leather interior. As well decked out as it is, this reads rather similarly to the R-line Beetle that was announced here back in December.

We can’t say that we are not disappointed with this slightly lackluster unveiling, but nonetheless the new Super Beetle does look like it has some potential. With a starting MSRP of $ 32,850 we can only hope that it lives up to the legacy of the old Super Beetles of days gone by. You can expect to see the new Super Beetle in showrooms across Canada later this spring.

On a quick side note, if you’re a real VW and Audi geek and the new Super Beetle really isn’t your speed, don’t worry, Audi also brought out the sexy new RS5 Convertible and SQ5 for enthusiasts to drool over.

Click past the jump for our gallery of the new Volkswagen Super Beetle from the Vancouver International Auto Show, and click here to see Audi’s slick new S and RS models.

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