Press releaseVolkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that it will end production of the iconic Beetle in 2019. To celebrate the Beetle’s rich heritage, two special models will join the lineup for its last model year—Final Edition SE and Final Edition SEL. “The loss of the Beetle after three generations, over nearly seven decades, will evoke a host of emotions from the Beetle’s many devoted fans,” said Hinrich J. Woebcken, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. “As we move to being a full-line, family-focused automaker in the U.S. and ramp up our electrification strategy with the MEB platform, there are no immediate plans to replace it. But as we have seen with the I.D. BUZZ—which is the modern and practical interpretation of the legendary Bus—I would also say, ‘Never say never.’ We’re excited to kick off a year of celebrating one of the true icons of the automotive world, with a series of events that … [Read more...] about 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Final Edition @ Top Speed
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Tweet TweetEven the new open-top version of the Volkswagen Beetle is already available in the Europe, North American buyers got the opportunity to see the new model only at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Arriving in the U.S. dealerships quite soon, the new VW Beetle Convertible comes with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine delivering 170 horsepower, a more powerful 2.0-liter with 200 horses and also a 2.0-liter turbo diesel powerplant offering 140 horsepower. If the base model is available with a six-speed automatic transmission, the other two are offered with a standard six-speed manual or an optional DSG dual-clutch transmission. Standard features of the new German model include 17-inch wheels, air conditioning, heated side mirrors, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. Range-topping versions get leather upholstery, sport seats, navigation system, keyless access and more. U.S. pricing starts at $24,995 and goes all the way up to $32,395. … [Read more...] about New Volkswagen Beetle Convertible shows up at Los Angeles
Heated Seats, NAV, Dual Zone A/C, SE PREMIUM PACKAGE, Turbo, Back-Up Camera, Keyless Start, Onboard Communications System. HABANERO ORANGE W/BLACK TOP exterior and TITAN BLACK V-TEX interior, SE trim. SEE MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE Heated Driver Seat, Back-Up Camera, Turbocharged, Onboard Communications System, Keyless Start, Dual Zone A/C, Heated Seats Rear Spoiler, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Rollover Protection System, Electronic Stability Control. OPTION PACKAGES SE PREMIUM PACKAGE LED Rear License Plate Lights, Front Rear Park Distance Control (Park Pilot), Halogen Front Fog Lights, low-speed corner illumination feature, LED Tail Lights, 18' Disc Alloy Wheels, Radio: AM/FM/HD/CD Player 6.3' Touchscreen, Discover Media, USB input, aux-in and voice control, Fender premium audio system w/subwoofer, VW Car-Net App-Connect smartphone integration and interface (w/Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink), VW Car-Net Security and Service connected car service (limited … [Read more...] about 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Tweet TweetVolkswagen unwrapped the Beetle Convertible R-Line at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The open-top German model receives the R-Line package, a feature which is also available for the bigger brother Touareg SUV. The new package brings larger 19-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, special R-Line badges and bi-xenon headlights. Inside, you will find several goodies such as leather seats, a new Fender Premium Audio system, satellite navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel and aluminum pedals. On the features list you also find new door trim, a redesigned dashboard but also a start button and keyless access. “Paired with the Beetle Turbo’s sport-tuned suspension, the combination gives more dynamic driving characteristics,” adds the German carmaker. Pricing and availability details on the VW Beetle Convertible R-Line for the U.S. market will be released closer to its launch date. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen unveils new Beetle Convertible R-Line in the U.S.
2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune in Sandstorm Yellow Metallic (a $250 option) 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Class: Sporty/Performance Car Miles driven: 230 Fuel used: 8.1 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 28.4 mpg CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortB Power and PerformanceB- Fit and FinishB Fuel EconomyB+ ValueB Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyB Tall GuyB Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 26/34/29 (city/highway/combined) Base price: $26,790 (not including $850 destination charge) … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune