A car which presents a combination of style and power, the VW Beetle, has left a mark on people worldwide with its unique bug shape. Whether old or young, the design is ingrained in the minds of the people. Once a people’s car, today, it has become more of a lifestyle product.

From the outside, the bug still sports the same curvy lines and the typical large circular headlamps which have grown to become more aggressive over the years. The headlamps in the front get LED DRLs and a projector unit. Furthermore, the bumper is straightforward and has fog lamps, slightly stretched rectangular air dams and turn indicators. The rear too hosts the same sloping design in addition to that it has a spoiler. If it to your liking, an extra chrome package is offered for both the inside and out which add that extra oomph to the vehicle. There are four colour options – Habanero Orange, Tornado Red, Oryx White and Blue Silk.

Throughout the cabin, the prominence of the circular theme is seen – AC vents are round, control unit, instrument cluster is also circular and the speakers in the front. Few features are - touch screen infotainment system with GPS, upholstery made of leather, panoramic sunroof, push start button and ambient lighting. Additionally, for safety there is ABS with EBD and six airbags.

The VW Beetle is available only in a petrol engine in the country. The 1.4L 1248cc 4 cylinder petrol engine produces 148BHP of power and a torque of 250Nm. This system is mated to an automatic gearbox.

Since it’s entering the country through the CBU route, it’s expensive but nonetheless, it’s an icon which is sure to make a mark.

Petrol Variants:

1. Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 TSI

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
28.73 Lakhs Get on road price

Our Verdict

The iconic VW Beetle holds a place in the annals of automobile history as a much-loved and revered ‘People’s Car’ and in its first generation run of over 70 years, sold 22 million cars. To keep up its ‘retro appeal’, VW did introduce a ‘new Beetle’, which in many ways mimicked the original, but owing to pricing and slight changes, it couldn’t hold fort as was expected. The ‘new gen’ Beetle was phased out in 2010 and then VW did the next best thing, release the second iteration of the iconic, Beetle. And yes, it is a much evolved, sticking to the originals, yet present gen vehicle, and packaged in its instantly identifiable design.