(autoinsidernews) - According to Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, head of the Volkswagen brand, Volkswagen needs to be more courageous' with its designs. While the current generation of Volkswagens are not ugly, they aren't the most inspiring designs. Bernhard said the Scirocco concept shown in Paris and Concept Tiguan shown in Los Angeles offer a clue of how future VWs might look.
We have to shape our own destiny rather than trying to fit in with everyone else,' he said. The fun-to-drive part of our cars has to be on the surface.'
Bernhard confirmed that VW is working on a Passat-based four-door coupe to compete with the Mercedes CLS. He also said that the replacement for the Beetle will be bolder' than the current retro car, and that VW is looking to increase its premium car offerings starting with the next Touareg, reports Trend.
Since the how do you redesign a retro-styled vehicle? question has been asked many times, we're really looking forward to see what Volkswagen will do with the design of the next Beetle. The next-generation Beetle could be the first retro-styled vehicle to receive a compete redo.