2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI to Debut at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

By Jennifer Geiger  on January 20, 2012

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We knew a diesel Bug was coming back to VW's lineup, and now we know when. Volkswagen has confirmed that the 2013 Beetle TDI will debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in early February.

We don't have any details yet, but we expect it to use a version of the 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel found in the Jetta and Passat. The previous-generation New Beetle lost its diesel engine for model-year 2007.

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Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan.  Email Jennifer