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Volkswagen Beetle Review

Summary

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars in the world. One of the best-selling car ever is now available in its new avatar— the third-generation Beetle. Coming to India in just one variant and it will be offered with a 1.4-litre TSI petrol with a seven-speed automatic DSG (direct-shift gearbox). This is the new-generation of one of the most iconic car ever made.

Further to this, read Volkswagen Beetle Road Test details by our expert.

Exterior

The new-generation Beetle looks a lot more muscular than the previous two generations, where the design was soft. Large wheels, wheel arches and other design elements makes the Beetle stylish and sporty. The third-generation Beetle looks tough and rugged in styling and still retains the Beetle’s characteristic design. It has a rear spoiler that makes it look sporty. The Beetle is based on the MQB platform, which it shares with the Golf and the Jetta.

Interior

The interiors of the Beetle are all-new when compared to the previous one. This one is a lot similar to that on the Volkswagen Golf and the Jetta. It comes with dual-tone interiors, black and the body-colour of the Beetle. In terms of features, the Beetle comes with Vienna leather seats, madd lighting on front speaker surrounds, multi-function display with audio controls, paddle shifts, touchscreen infotainment system with eight speakers,  bluetooth connectivity, panoramic slide sunroof, heated front seats, start-stop system for regenerative braking, cruise control system, front centre armrest, keyless access with start-stop button and climatronic dual-zone auto air-con.

Engine and Transmission

Volkswagen has plonked in a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine in the Beetle that produces about 148bhp of power and it comes mated to a seven-speed automatic DSG. The Beetle is available with this one engine and one transmission option only. The engine is torque with 250Nm of maximum torque at 1500rpm when the turbo spools.

Performance and Handling

The Beetle’s 1.4-litre engine produces 148bhp of power and 250Nm of torque. This is more than sufficient for a vehicle of this size and price. Even the Jetta, which is bigger than the Beetle, produces 120bhp of power and comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The Beetle’s performance is good and it is at power with most of the competition.

The handling of the new Beetle is good as it based on the MQB platform that it shares with the Jetta and the Skoda Octavia. More power, shorter wheelbase makes the Beetle a good option to consider.

Braking System

With well-calibrated brakes, the compact sedan stops instantly even under hard braking. It gets disc brakes on front axle and drums on the rear. Besides the standard braking system, the car gets anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) as standard feature. This further ensures that the wheels avoid lock-up and maintain vehicular balance.

Mileage

The 1395 cc Petrol - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 15 kmpl in city and 17 kmpl on highways.

Verdict

The Volkswagen Beetle is an iconic vehicle and this is what it has been selling on. The Beetle isn’t about being value for money, but about that brand that you possess.

Competition

The only competition to the Volkswagen Beetle are the Mini Cooper and the Abarth 595. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class too is available in a similar price bracket.

Pros

  1. Stylish looks
  2. Lightweight body-built
  3. Spacious and practical cabin
  4. Plenty of comfort and safety equipment

Cons

  1. Price
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Volkswagen Beetle Expert Reviews

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Santosh Nair
by Santosh Nair
22nd January 2016, 12:00 IST

The need for the original Volkswagen Beetle was born out of the thoughts of Adolf Hitler who only wanted a cheap and simple car to be mass produced for the German roads. And look where history has taken this iconic car. Though today’s Beetle is not exactly the ‘Peoples Car’ anymore, VW knows it and has rightfully given it the priv....

One look is all you need to get your eyes riveted on to the new Beetle. Designers at VW have done a great job by retaining cues from the original iconic design to fuse it with this contemporary update. You’d reckon it looks stretched backwards! So what you do get is the curvy exterior lines all across - and I mean the bonnet, massive wheel ar.... Read More

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Volkswagen Beetle Colours

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Habanero Orange
Oryx White
Tornado Red

Volkswagen Beetle Specifications

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