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by Tim Beissmann

The Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition has been unveiled at the 2012 Leipzig motor show in Germany.

After striking a chord with the public in concept form at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, the special edition Beetle Fender is set to bring the spirit of concept to the showroom, with European and US sales set to begin in the third quarter of this year.

The VW Beetle Fender Edition has cult hero written all over it, and the vintage-looking press shots strengthen its case for the title of the ultimate hipster car.

The cabin is fitted with a 400-watt, nine-speaker Fender premium audio system.  The system comprises four front tweeters, twin 20cm front and 16cm rear speakers, a 20cm Fender Bassman subwoofer and a 10-channel amplifier.

The dashboard is brought to life by the traditional sunburst wood of Fender’s guitars and the upholstery is lined with matching orange contrast stitching.

All Beetle Fender Editions are finished in black metallic paint and feature brushed chrome exterior mirrors, 18-inch ‘disc’ aluminium-alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights and the famous Fender logo.

Each Beetle Fender also comes with three limited edition Fender guitar picks.

The Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition will be produced in both left- and right-hand-drive, with UK sales set to begin in the first half of 2013.

The all-new Volkswagen Beetle range goes on sale in Australia in the final quarter of this year. There is no word at this stage if the Fender Edition will be available in our market.




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