2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen has introduced a new version of the super popular Beetle. The company revived one of the most popular models in its history in 1998. The new model is inspired by the Beetle Ragster concept shown in Detroit in 2005.
2012 Bettle is bigger and has more masculine and dynamic appearance Its dimensions are: 4 278 mm in length, 1 808 mm in width and 1 486 in height. The wheelbase is 2 537 mm, which is also increased. The boot capacity is 310 litres, which is a more than 100 litres than a 1998 model. The Beetle has four seats, with a split-fold rear seat for added versatility.
The interior features good quality materials, distinctive appearance with easy to identify and ergonomic controls.
There are three trim levels: Beetle, Design and Sport. The options list is huge, too. It includens Keyless Access, SAT NAV systems, a panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, etc.
The engine range consists of three petrol and one diesel power plants. The petrols are a 1.2 litre TSI 105PS, a 1.4 litre TSI with 160PS and a mighty 2.0 litre TSI developing 200PS. The diesel is a 1.6 litre TDI with 105PS with BlueMotion Technology. Thanks to the addition of Stop/Start and battery regeneration systems the Beetle 1.6-litre 105 PS is estimated to have a combined fuel consumption of 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 112 g/km.
The safety is at very high level, because of the laser-welded and galvanised body structure which has one of the highest torsional rigidity values in the segment at 26,000 Nm/˚. The car also has six airbags and ESP as standard. The 2.0-litre 200 PS, will feature standard XDS electronic differential lock as fitted to the Golf GTI.
The new Beetle will hit the market in early 2012. Price list is not announced, yet!