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Standard Beetle Versus Super Beetle:
The Volkswagen Super Beetle gave VW customers more choices. VW needed to bring the vehicle's standards up to those being set by other car manufacturers which brought about the reworked Beetle, known as the Super Beetle.
The VW Super Beetle came to the market in 1971 featuring MacPherson strut front suspension and a redesigned front end. It is officially known as the VW 1302 from 1971 to 1972 and VW 1303 from 1973 onward but most commonly called Super Beetle.
The Volkswagen Super Beetle was developed with the intention of increasing the utility of the vehicle by offering a larger luggage compartment and greater comfort.
The 1971-1972 Super Beetle featured the flat front window like the Standard Beetle, but changed to a curved window in 1973. Starting in 1971, all Bug style convertibles were Super Beetles.
You can identify a Super Beetle by looking at the spare tire; the Super Beetle's spare tire always lies flat in a recess in the floor while the Standard Beetle's spare tire sits upright. Another distinction is that the Super Beetle has a large vertical spring behind the wheel.