TTAC Photochop: New New Bug
Launched in 1998, Volkswagen's "New Beetle" was a solid hit– despite woefully inefficient interior packaging, a range of meh engines fitted in the wrong (right?) place (the front) and distinctly non-German provenance (hecho en Mexico). In the intervening nine years, nada mas, save the introduction of another meh engine in the thirsty and slow I5. Our resident photochopper Avarvarii sends news that J. Mays' retro homage to the iconic original is finally set for a redesign. Mr. A advises us to look closely at his artistry for the changes, which center on improved interior space and a strange desire to ape the new Scion xB's gangsta-style chop top. Yes, yes. Very nice, in a Yo! Yo! kind of way. Let's hope it sits on something a bit more modern than Ye Olde Golf Mk IV platform. And where's the damn diesel? Fit an oil burner into this empty nester's cutesy tootsy nostalgia-mobile and THEN Bug sales will reignite.
[For more Avarvarii photochopistry, click here.]