May 24, 2005
Volkswagen unveils “new” New Beetle
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Volkswagen of America unveiled the 2006 “new” New Beetle and New Beetle convertible at its U.S. headquarters. The upcoming design maintains the Beetle’s core design but incorporates bolder, slightly sharper body lines, tailored bumpers, more oval headlight treatment and new taillight designs. The interior receives a new instrument cluster, with chrome applications on the instruments and air vents.
The 2006 New Beetle will be launched in September 2005 and will come standard with a more powerful new 150 hp, 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine, which replaces the 115 hp, 2.0-litre four-cylinder. Traction control and electronic stabilization program will be standard equipment.