Volkswagen hangs the Beetle firmly on the hook of the car’s illustrious heritage, and the latest incarnation is full of historic references. Much like the Mini and the Fiat 500, this three-door hatchback is a retro, kitsch alternative to more staid rivals.
The Volkswagen Golf is Europe’s best-selling family hatchback, which says an awful lot when you consider it’s up against some phenomenal opposition, including the Vauxhall Astra, Ford Focus and BMW 1 Series.
The Volkswagen Beetle has one of the most recognisable silhouettes in motoring, so it barely needs any introduction. While once upon a time it was the car that mobilised the masses, it’s now about retro styling and a funky image.
Conceived as a GT, this sleek five-seat, four-door 'coupe' will be the flagship model for the VW range in the UK, larger than the Passat and likely to be more expensive, too