Make no mistake; the latest iteration of Beetle is new from the ground up.
It’s evident that the Passat isn’t an all-new model, but the changes are more than skin deep.
Hot hatch? No. Awesome? Yes! Looking at Hyundai’s lineup a few years ago, if anyone had told me that the compact Elantra was soon to add two variants; a coupe and a hot hatch, I’d have laughed right in their faces.