Volkswagen, the German auto maker, has launched its international product, the all new Beetle in India at Rs 28.73 Lacs (Ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Beetle has been in the domestic market for some time now but it needed an update to give a head-to-head competition to its rivals. VW showcased the new Beetle at the Auto Expo 2014 and now it has put it out in the open. The all new VW Beetle is among the premium hatchbacks in the country and it will be available only at select dealerships.
The new VW Beetle is available in a 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine which produces 150 PS of max power in the range of 5000 to 6000 RPM and the torque figure generated by it the engine is 250 Nm which is available to exploit between 1500 to 3500 RPM. The highly refined engine is coupled to a 7-speed DSG transmission which provides an optimum combination of performance and fuel economy. VW claims that the new Beetle will give a fuel efficiency of 17.68 kpl (ARAI Certified).
In terms of aesthetics the new VW Beetle looks charming! It has also been updated to meet the requirements of the modern era. All new headlamps, revised front bumper, striking looking alloy wheels, all these gives the new Beetle a more sporty look and feel than ever before. These new flatter roof-line at the centre and the new wheel arches makes the Beetle a bit less feminine. Anyways, you will easily recognize this cute car because VW has kept the round headlamp design unchanged.
Apart from the new exteriors, VW has also altered the interiors of the new Beetle as well. The first thing to notice here is the paint job at the dashboard which matches that of the exteriors. It looks really cool and sporty. So does the flat-bottomed steering wheel. The other parts of the interiors are done in black which again enhances the sportiness. Just like its other cars, VW has paid attention to details in the new Beetle too. Leather finished steering wheel, gear know and handbrake lever are a few examples.
VW has also updated the feature list of the new Beetle. It now comes with Climatronic HVAC unit, cruise control, start-stop, height adjustable front seats, auto headlamps, rain sensors, etc. In terms of safety the Beetle has ABS, ESC, ASR, RDL EDTC, dual front, side and curtain airbags, 3-point seatbelts, etc. The new VW Beetle is available in four colour options. It is going to be an exciting thing to drive, that’s for sure. And of course, a pleasurable experience to just watch this cutie pass by.