The iconic Beetle from Volkswagen has a rich motoring history, and the latest generation model continues to build upon its predecessor's success. The vehicle's distinctive shape remains, gaining a number of contemporary features for great appeal to the modern motorist. To explore the Beetle in full detail with a test drive, enquire with Drift Bridge Volkswagen in Epsom, Surrey and speak with our helpful team.
The Beetle's design is one of its most distinguishing features, truly unlike any other on the market today. The model shares characteristics with its namesake, notably the wide circular headlamps, arching back and pronounced wheel arches. The characteristic bonnet shape also features from the previous model, curving over the wheel arches and headlamps to meet at the front bumper. Front fog lights join alloy wheels as sport-inspired additions.
The cabin is both comfortable and convenient, exuding Volkswagen's uncompromising craftsmanship. High-quality materials line every surface, wrapping around an intuitively designed dashboard that presents often-used functions close to hand.
Five engines complete the new Beetle range, with options to suit all driving styles. Of the three petrol choices, the 2.0-litre TSI is the most powerful, delivering 207bhp and a top speed of 141mph. If green motoring is a priority, Volkswagen's BlueMotion technology features with the 1.6-litre diesel.
The technology comprises a range of energy-saving systems found throughout the model to cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions. Inside, advanced infotainment functions include Multi Device Interface (MDI), touchscreen radio system, DAB receiver and Bluetooth® as standard.
A multitude of active and passive safety systems have been included as standard to protect all occupants in the Beetle. Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) keep the model poised under testing circumstances. Each joins several airbags, three-point seatbelts and head restraints to safeguard against a collision.