Retro style vehicles are very rare and VW Beetle is one of the most common eye catching and perfect example of this style with great popularity as well. There are very few retro style vehicles with this fame and name. VW Beetle is a pioneer in this field and has got the driving position of the class though now there are some competent rivals available in the market with great features and more practical approach than VW Beetle but it is considered as a legend in this field. We have MINI hatchback and Citroen DS3 with great functionality and dashing outlook but no parallel of VW Beetle.
VW Beetle is not a new vehicle; it is in its fourth generation. VW has used very simple and sober interior in it that has great practicality along with performance. Its interior is very comfortable and soothing. Features are looking aged but VW is quite satisfied with them and the public as well.
It is a three door vehicle with good and nice interior that is appealing and eye catchy. Interior is well knitted and cleverly arranged that no one can judge that it is a Beetle. Round dials are very prominent. Dashboard is well packed with quality features. Automatic joystick for gear shifting is impressive. Overall appearance of the interior is fantastic.
VW has focused much on petrol engines for its Beetle. There is a 2.0-Litre TSI petrol engine that is capable of 216bhp and 258lb/ft torque. It is responsive petrol engine and has the spark in it. It takes 6.5 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with top speed of 144m/h. With 45m/g of fuel average, its Co2 emission is 150g/km. It is fitted with six-speed manual and six-speed DSG automatic transmissions with front-wheel drive unit as standard.
In diesel engines, there is a 2.9-Litre TDI unit that is capable of 147bhp and 251lb/ft torque. It takes 8.5 seconds to reach from 0-62m/h along with top speed of 130m/h. Fuel consumption is very much impressive with 60m/g and Co2 emissions are 110g/km. It is fitted with six-speed manual and six-speed DSG automatic gearboxes along with front-wheel drive as standard.
Basic equipment and features are very good in quality and standard. ABS , air conditioning, remote locking, climate control, cruise control, standard air bags with side curtains, ISOFIX child seat anchor point at rear, parking sensors,
steering wheel rake and reach adjustment, traction control, sports seats, service indicator, height adjustable driver and front passenger seat, CD player, CD multi changer, heated seats, electric windows, electric mirrors, alloy wheels. Front fog lights and one touch indicator along with a trip computer operating system is available in the latest Beetle.
VW Beetle is a fine car with nice practical approach. Its practicality, durability, and safety is impressive. It has got five-stars rating from Euro NCAP.
Its driving is full of fun with good and precise handling. It is a three-door vehicle with four passengers seating arrangement and its reliability is out of the question.Read More