Video: See Oprah give away 2012 VW Beetle to her stunned audience


The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has yet to be releases VW, but today on the Oprah Winfrey show the queen of daytime TV gave the car away to every member of her studio audience as part of Oprah’s Ultimate Favorite Things giveaway.

“Oprah Winfrey and the Volkswagen Beetle are two American icons, so when the “Oprah” show approached us with this incredible opportunity to share her Beetle experience with deserving viewers, we instantly wanted to be a part of it,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. “Our all-new 2012 Beetle exemplifies power, styling and sophistication, and is an automotive icon reinvented to create the new shape of performance.”

Of of course the shape of the new 2012 VW Beetle is still a mystery until Volkswagen officially debuts the car this spring.

That doesn’t mean that the 275 members of Oprah’s audience, who got the car ,weren’t over the moon. Check out the video below as Oprah rolls onto the stage in the current Beetle with Santa Clause behind the wheel.

Volkswagen says that Oprah got a sneak peak at the new car, but audience members will only get theirs ext Fall when VW’s Puebla, Mexico plant starts production.

According to VW:

“The 2012 Beetle will be revealed in the spring of next year and will be available in showrooms next fall. U.S. pricing is not yet set, but with trim packages and unprecedented personalization and customization options, the Beetle will offer the performance, styling, accessories and features that will ensure there will be a Beetle everyone.”

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