Published on May 29th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
The Beetle Gets Refreshed. Special Edition ‘Denim’ Model Introduced
Volkswagen freshens up its range for the Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet and is now offering a bright bouquet of new models: from the classic production model with many new options for individualisation to the special model Denim and the Beetle Exclusive – there is a real treat in store for Beetle lovers.
Gleaming paint finish options for the Beetle include “Bottle Green Metallic” and “White Silver Metallic”. The bumpers (in the Basic & Design line) have also been redesigned and are now flatter and hence sportier. The R-Line equipment line (formerly Beetle Sport) is also fitted with further modified bumpers. An additional ventilation opening above the bumper indicates added dynamics. Other genuine highlights are the tinted LED rear lights and the 17-inch “Philadelphia” wheels as well as the 18-inch “Ravenna Adamantium” wheels, which are available as order options for the Design Line and R-Line.
Brighter instrument panel lighting, a new dial and dashpad styling for the Design Line and R-Line bring an added glow to the interior of the cult Volkswagen model. Further individualisation options comprise three new upholstery materials and contemporary style packages that introduce even more colour to the interior. A coloured paint finish for the centre console is one particular way of setting individual accents. In contrast, the “Black Style Package” delivers wheels, mirror caps and roof with a black paint finish.
The new edition of the Beetle is available as a Coupé1 and a Cabriolet2 in the equipment lines of Basic, Design and R-Line. As before, the choice of power units ranges from models with 104hp up to 228hp, encompassing three strong petrol engines and two efficient diesels.
Despite the update, prices have not changed and in the case of the Coupé start from €18,375 for the 1.2-litre TSI engine with 104hp. Prices for the Cabriolet start at €22,800.
The new Beetle special model “Denim” now launching is based on the “Jeans Beetle” from 1974. Authentic, trendy and sporty are the overriding characteristics of this model with a “Stonewashed Blue Metallic” paint finish, which lend it an exceptional jeans look.
The jeans-coloured convertible roof and 17-inch “Circle” wheels in “Dark Graphite” paint finish with chrome cap are truly special features. Denim style is also reflected in the interior. Sport seats with blue covers and storage pockets in jeans style as well as an aluminium-blue matt-coloured dashpad set modern and sporty accents. The Beetle Denim special model starts at €23.600 with the entry-level engine specification.