The recently launched Volkswagen Beetle is not your regular car. It’s an icon and is a celebration of the original Beetle which was on sale for more than six decades....
Volkswagen Beetle Review
The Volkswagen Beetle is a legendary car. In the eight decades since its inception, the Beetle has undergone quite a few transformations to stay abreast with the changing times. The once people’s car now commands a premium and has moved up the segments to become a lifestyle product. The updated model of the lifestyle luxury hatchback is larger than the previous model based on the PQ35 platform that it shares with the D-Segment sedan, the Jetta.
The Beetle, though, is still the old bug that it was. The iconic form with curvy lines and circular large headlamps has been retained but has become more aggressive with flared wheel arches and muscular lines. At the front, headlamps get projector units and LED DRLs; the bumper is simple with a stretched rectangular air dam with fog lamps and turn blinkers on the side.
The typical bug-shaped profile is visible from the side with the sloping roof line. The car that has landed in India also gets a spoiler. The rear of the car is simple with the small opening hatch and rectangular tail lamps. Volkswagen India is offering an extra chrome package which adds some glitter to both the exterior and the interior of the car.
Inside isn’t like the typical Volkswagens we are used to in India. The circular theme is prominent, there are round AC vents and control units, the three-pod instrument cluster is also circular and so are the front door speakers. The hatchback has all the important features like the touch-screen system with navigation, leather upholstery, auto-dimming mirrors, push button start, panoramic sunroof and ambient lighting. The safety net includes six airbags and ABS-EBD.
Volkswagen offers the car in only a petrol variant powered by the 1.4-litre TSI motor making 148bhp and 250Nm. The hatchback uses the seven-speed DSG gearbox to power the front wheels. The Beetle will be available in four colours – habanero orange, oryx white, tornado red and blue silk.
Volkswagen is importing the Beetle as CBU units to compete with the three-door Mini, Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series.
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Beetle is available/sold in the following colours in India.
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