Wolfsburg, Germany – Volkswagen has unveiled the newest generation of the Beetle, which celebrated its world debut on three continents in MTV World Stage Concerts.

The event included the 2012 Beetle’s debut at the Shanghai Motor Show, along with concerts by the Black Eyed Peas at the MTV World Stage Concert in New York and the Belgian duo 2manydjs in Berlin.

The new generation now “bridges the gap from old and familiar to new lifestyles,” the company said, with bolder, more dynamic and masculine styling. It includes an extended hood, swept-back windshield and longer wheelbase, with an improved feeling of space due to its longer roof section.

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