The 2012 Beetle may be the biggest news story to emerge from this year’s New York Auto Show, but it isn’t the only new Volkswagen being shown at New York’s Jacob Javits Convention Center.
VW is planning big, the maker hoping to double U.S. sales, to 800,000 annually, by 2016. And, by then, it is hoping to overcome rivals Toyota and General Motors to become the world’s largest automaker. So, VW is rapidly rolling out a variety of new and updated products to fill gaps in its line-up.
On its NY Auto Show stand showgoers will find not only the all-new VW Beetle, but a high-performance version of the Golf, the Bulli Concept (think Microbus for modern times) that made its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show, in March, and a refreshed Tiguan crossover.
Let’s start with the Tiguan. The news is mostly limited to styling updates and a few new standard features, including a wireless cell phone link.