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Things We Like in Beetle

Great Retro-Styling with Modern Technology, Fit-and-Finish

Refreshing design despite keeping the silhouette from the original car

Descent mileage for a 1.4 litre

Great Comfort for Indian roads

Peppy engine to zip around traffic

Well equipped on the safety front

Things We Dont Like in Beetle

Rear is suitable only for kids

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Volkswagen Beetle Colors

Beetle is available in 4 different colors - Blue Silk, Oryx White, Tornado Red and Habanero Orange.

  • Blue Silk

  • Oryx White

  • Tornado Red

  • Habanero Orange

Volkswagen Beetle Videos

Watch latest video reviews of Volkswagen Beetle to know about its interiors, exteriors, performance, mileage and more.

Review of Beetle

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Overview

After being the same old car till the late 1990s, VW revamped the Beetle. For a compact car , there is unbelievable space offered in the cabin. You are welcomed into the lavish, elegant and retro styled interiors. Volkswagen have achieved an impeccable feat by combining modern bits and technology with classy old trend. The round instrumentation console behind the wheel houses a large speedometer dial surrounded by all the tell-tale lights and two small dials underneath for fuel and tacho. The body paint slips into the cabin from the window panes to the insides of the door. Fabric upholstery is just perfectly classy for a car like the Beetle. Fit and finish of the dashboard and it speaks of topnotch quality and style. 

On the outside, the crease of the bonnet that curves over the wheel arches and dips in the front along with the two round headlamps lend the Beetle a look of a smiling face. The distinctive curvy shape of this VW takes most of its cues from the original Beetle that hit the roads first in the late 1930s. It incorporates modern design theories seamlessly despite its retro design. The roof line slopes towards the rear and gels immaculately into the bulges of the rear wheel arches giving the car its bug-like looks.

Powering the Volkswagen Beetle is a soft, butter smooth and refined 1.4-litre petrol engine, mated with a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The engine pumps out a peak power of 148PS at 5000 - 6000rpm and has a maximum torque of 250Nm that acts at as low as 1500rpm. However, do not be fooled by the big size of the engine. The specific power output is quite low and thus, the Beetle will not sprint to three digit speeds in minimum time nor will it gather a lot of pace over the 150km/h mark. Nonetheless, it is undoubtedly an amazing car to zip around in traffic, thanks to the amazing low end torque offered by the motor residing in its bay. Also, aiding its drivability in the city is the perfectly weighted steering that is neither too heavy nor too light. 

The Beetle, which is styled so cutely and drives so amazingly, does not miss out on the equipment and features list as well. Four airbags, ABS with ESP, all around disc brakes take care of the safety part of the drive. And then there are small bits here and there which quantify to a lot more in the end product like the reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, a handle in front of the passenger on the dash for him/her to hold on to, the digital clock and temperature gauge near the rear view mirror, a six-CD changer underneath the driver's armrest and 'anti-pinch' power window buttons. The flower vase next to the steering wheel is something insanely unique and has a presence of its own.

The Volkswagen Beetle might be slightly costlier but offers a much better drive, fit and finish, reliability and is a much bigger attention grabber. It has an iconic drive and those who are going to buy this car know what they are going for. They will know of its proud history. 

Interior

The interior of the Volkswagen Beetle is complemented round instrumentation console behind the wheel houses a large speedometer dial surrounded by all the tell-tale lights and two small dials underneath for fuel and tacho. The body paint slips into the cabin from the window panes to the insides of the door. Fabric upholstery is just perfectly classy for a car like the Beetle. Fit and finish of the dashboard and it speaks of topnotch quality and style. 

Interiors Details

  • Speedometer

    The Volkswagen Beetle has an analogue sppedometer

  • Gear Lever

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets a leather-covered gear-lever for the DSG

  • Cup Holders

    The Volkswagen Beetle has two cup-holders in the centre-console

  • Glovebox

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a large retro-themed glovebox

  • Audio System

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a touch-screen based multimedia system, it gets USB/AUX/Bluetooth connectivity. The car is fitted with 8-speakers

  • Air Conditioner

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets an automatic climate control syste,

  • Arm Rests

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets a centre armrests for the front passengers

  • Air Vents

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets four A/C vents on the dashboard, the outer ones are circular while the ones near the centre-console are rectangular

  • Seats

    The Volkswagen Beetle can seat 4 people

  • Leg Room

    The Volkswagen Beetle has ample leg room at the front but is not so spacious at the rear

  • Knee Room

    The Volkswagen Beetle has good knee room for the front passengers, not so at the rear

  • Shoulder Space

    The Volkswagen Beetle has good shoulder space when seating 4 people

  • Head Room

    The Volkswagen Beetle has good head room for the front passengers, the sloping roof hampers the head room for the rear passengers

  • Steering Wheel

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a chunky, flat-bottom, three-spoke steering with controls for various functions

  • Power Windows

    The Volkswagen Beetle has two doors and both get power windows

  • Keyless Entry

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets keyless entry

  • Driver Information Display

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a digital driver information display

Exterior

On the outside, the crease of the bonnet that curves over the wheel arches and dips in the front along with the two round headlamps lend the Volkswagen Beetle a look of a smiling face. The distinctive curvy shape of this VW takes most of its cues from the original Beetle that hit the roads first in the late 1930s. It incorporates modern design theories seamlessly despite its retro design. The roof line slopes towards the rear and gels immaculately into the bulges of the rear wheel arches giving the car its bug-like looks.

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a retro modern design with circular headlamp clusters fitted with projector headlamps and LED DRLs, a gently rising engine-cover, large airdam flanked by a light cluster consisting of the indicator, fog-lamp and cornering lamp etc.

  • Rear Design

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a retro-modern design with a simple combination tail-light cluster, a large air-spoiler below the rear windscreen, a gently sloping windscreen, a large rear bumper and twin tail-pipes

  • Side Profile

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a retro modern design with a three-part design. From the side the hood, the cabin and the rear can be seen as three distinct parts. Highlights include the flared wheel-arches, the steeply raked front windscreen which goes on to meet a very gently sloping roof that smoothly flows into the rear bumper.

  • Ground Clearance

    The Volkswagen Beetle has 136mm of ground clearance

  • Bumpers

    The Volkswagen Beetle has body coloured, large bumpers

  • Head Lamps

    The Volkswagen Beetle has circular headlamp clusters fitted with projector head-lamps and LED day-time running lamps

  • Tail Lamps

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets a simple tail-lamp cluster with LED stop-lamps

  • Fog Lamps

    The Volkswagen Beetle has front fog lamps fitted on the bumper

  • Tyres

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets 215mm-section 16-inch tyres

  • Alloy Wheels

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets 16-inch 5-dual-spoke alloy wheels

  • Outside Mirrors

    The Volkswagen Beetle is fitted with indicator-integrated ORVMs, which can be controlled and folded electrically

  • Colors

    The Volkswagen Beetle is available in 4 paint options

  • Rear Wiper

    The Volkswagen Beetle is not fitted with a rear-windshield wiper

  • Roof Rails

    The Volkswagen Beetle does not get roof-rails

  • Sun Roof

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a panoramic sunroof

  • Spoiler

    The Volkswagen Beetle features a big spoiler

  • Side Steps

    The Volkswagen Beetle does not get side-steps

  • Spare Wheel

    The Volkswagen Beetle has a spare wheel in the boot

Mileage Running Cost

The rated fuel efficiency of the Volkswagen Beetle is 13.6 km/l in the city and 17.68 km/l on the highway

Mileage Running Cost

  • Arai Rated Economy

    The Volkswagen Beetle has an ARAI-certified mileage of 17.68 km/l

  • Tank Range

    The Volkswagen Beetle is fitted with a 55-litre fuel-tank. That gives it an ideal range of 972 km

Comfort Suspension

The Volkswagen Beetle is undoubtedly an amazing car to zip around in traffic, thanks to the amazing low end torque offered by the motor residing in its bay. Also, aiding its drivability in the city is the perfectly weighted steering that is neither too heavy nor too light. The suspension setup is very comfortable despite the Beetle being imported as a completely built unit.

Comfort and Suspension

  • Front Suspension

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets independent front suspension

  • Rear Suspension

    The Volkswagen Beetle gets 4-link rear suspension

Engine Performance

Powering the Volkswagen Beetle is a soft, butter smooth and refined 1.4-litre petrol engine, mated with a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The engine pumps out a peak power of 148PS at 5000 - 6000rpm and has a maximum torque of 250Nm that acts at as low as 1500rpm. 

Engine Performance

    Braking Safety

    The Beetle, which is styled so cutely and drives so amazingly, does not miss out on the equipment and features list as well. Airbags, ABS with ESP, all around disc brakes take care of the safety part of the drive. And then there are small bits here and there which quantify to a lot more in the end product like the reach and rake adjustable steering wheel, a handle in front of the passenger on the dash for him/her to hold on to, the digital clock and temperature gauge near the rear view mirror, a six-CD changer underneath the driver's armrest and 'anti-pinch' power window buttons.

    Brakes and Wheels

    • Safety Features

      The Volkswagen Beetle has many safety features including 6-airbags, three-point seatbelts for all occupants, whiplash-reducing head-restraints, ABS with EBD and EPS

    • Abs

      The Volkswagen Beetle is offered with an anit-lock braking system as standard

    • Traction Control

      The Volkswagen Beetle is fitted with a traction control system

    User Reviews of Volkswagen Beetle

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