History of the Volkswagen Beetle
How well the new Beetle will do will not be known until it is released this fall, but Volkswagen is very optimistic.
"Every car manufacturer faces this when they do a facelift, but in the case of the Beetle, you've got something people feel fairly strongly about," said Larry Erickson, who led a lauded redesign of the Ford Mustang six years ago. "It has a certain personality to it, an endearing quality."
However, will people also be angry at the design, who loved the old model?