The new version of Volkswagen's Beetle has been unveiled today at the Shanghai motor show.
The car, which arrives in 2012, has a more masculine look and a sleeker roofline.
A longer roof and more distinct C-pillar mean rear headroom should be improved for passengers.
The car is around 150mm longer, 84mm wider and 15mm lower than the current Beetle, according to online reports in the USA.
It is expected to be available with both petrol and diesel engines in the UK.