Volkswagen has launched the 21st Century Beetle— the third-generation. This new Beetle is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI engine and is mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox. This new iconic vehicle has been priced with an ex-showroom sticker tag starting from Rs. 28.73 lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai).
On the occasion of the launch, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, “The Beetle is an iconic car that has scripted automotive history for over six decades, and we are delighted to announce the India launch of the 21st Century Beetle. Carrying forward its unmistakably timeless charm, blended with modern day technological sophistication, the 21st Century Beetle now comes with rounded yet masculine proportions and a host of refined, irresistible internal and exterior features. We are confident of continuing the Beetle’s legacy in India and we believe that the biggest addition to the 21st Century Beetle is the element of unlimited ‘fun’.”
A symbol of freedom, love, unique styling and fun, the Beetle has over the years, developed a cult following among automobile enthusiasts and classic car patrons in India. Retaining the core DNA of the Beetle carline, the 21st Century Beetle continues to live up to its promise of being a charming head-turner. The new Beetle is based on the MQB platform, which it shares with the currently sold Volkswagen Jetta and the Skoda Octavia.