November 29, 2011
NEW FOR 2012:
- All-new model
The Volkswagen Beetle returns for 2012, following the discontinuation of the New Beetle, as a completely redesigned and all-new model.
The Beetle comes as a coupe only. It is available with a 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine with five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic, or with a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder with six-speed manual or six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automatic.
Trim lines are the Comfortline and Highline with 2.5-litre, and the Sportline with 2.0-litre.
Features on the Comfortline include 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, heated cloth seats, 50/50 split-folding rear seats, keyless entry, power windows, three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, body-colour bumpers, cruise control, heated washer nozzles, interior chrome package, heated mirrors, and CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input.
The Highline adds 17-inch alloy wheels, ambient lighting, chrome interior accents, eight-way driver and six-way passenger manually-adjustable cloth sport seats, fog lights, pushbutton ignition, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, and rear seat pockets.
The Sportline adds 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, alloy sport pedals, red brake calipers, dual exhaust, black exterior accents, black mirrors, sport suspension, sound generator, and rear spoiler. The DSG-equipped model includes steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.