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Beetle Pros & Cons

Things We Like in Beetle

Chic retro styling

Nimble handling

Things We Dont Like in Beetle

Rear seat space is limited

Stiff ride quality

Recent Updates of Beetle

Latest Update: Volkswagen is yet to announce its latest plans on the Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle Price and Variants: The Beetle is priced at RM 152,390.

Volkswagen Beetle Engine and Mileage: The Volkswagen Beetle is equipped with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol motor which outputs 105PS maximum power and 175Nm peak torque. The engine is paired with a 7-speed direct-shift gearbox. The car returns a mileage of around 17.68kmpl.

Volkswagen Beetle Features: Climatronic two-zone climate control, multifunction electromechanical steering wheel, paddle shifters, 6.5-inch touchscreen Composition Media infotainment system with iPod and iPhone support, 8 speakers, interior leather trim, front sports seat with lumbar support, 17.0-inch Rotor alloy wheels, App-Connect, heated front seat, cruise control, optional rear spoiler

Volkswagen Beetle Rivals: Mazda 3, Nissan Leaf, Peugeot 308, and Honda Accord.

Volkswagen Beetle 2020: The car is sold in the 2019 model year version

Volkswagen Beetle Price

The Beetle is priced at RM 152,390 .

Volkswagen Beetle Variants

There are 1 variants available of Beetle: Sport.

Volkswagen Beetle Power-trains

The Beetle is powered by a 1197cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 103 hp of power and 175 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 7-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Volkswagen Beetle Features

The feature list of Beetle includes Central Locking, Anti Theft Device, Anti-Theft Alarm and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, On Board Computer, Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Remote Trunk Opener, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Seat Lumbar Support, Bottle Holder, Vanity Mirror, Keyless Entry and Central Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, CD Player, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Integrated 2DIN Audio.

Volkswagen Beetle Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock and Digital Odometer.

Volkswagen Beetle Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Tinted Glass, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna and Remote Fuel Lid Opener.

Volkswagen Beetle Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

Volkswagen Beetle Images

Volkswagen Beetle Colors

Beetle is available in 7 different colors - White Silver, Pure White, Tornado Red, Habanero Orange, Dark Bronze, Blue Silk and Bottle Green.

Volkswagen Beetle Videos

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Volkswagen Beetle Review

  • Beetle Overview
  • Volkswagen Beetle Interior & Features
  • Beetle Exterior
  • Volkswagen Beetle Ride & Handling
  • Beetle Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Volkswagen Beetle Braking & Safety
  • Beetle Verdict

Beetle Overview

One of the most iconic cars to have ever been made in the world, the Volkswagen Beetle holds the record of being a car with the longest production run. Volkswagen has already ceased the production of Beetle, however, there are still some units remaining of the Beetle available for emerging markets like that of Malaysia. The Volkswagen Beetle is available in one standard variant, which is priced at RM 152,090 and is being offered in two different paint schemes – Pure White and Tornado Red.

Volkswagen Beetle Interior & Features

Staying to the current times, the Volkswagen Beetle has a very fresh looking inter cabin, which has been tried to make look funky with orange coloured surrounds for the centre console, instrument console, and steering wheel inserts. This does add a nice contrast to the all-black cabin.

The three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel with minimal looking buttons and a simple-looking instrument console do make the driver’s cockpit look sober. The centre console of the dashboard looks wide with a large touchscreen infotainment system taking the centre stage, being flanked with large vertically laid AC vents on its sides, which are slightly rounded from outside. 

The lower panel for the centre console is placed separately and gets nice silver surrounds, which does house the automatic climate control panel and a simple-looking transmission lever.

In terms of space, the Volkswagen Beetle feels quite okay, with the rear seats being best suited for kids and people with small heights. The seats themselves are super comfortable and provide good under-thigh support.

Beetle Exterior

The Volkswagen Beetle has an unmistakable design which has turned out to be very iconic in all these years. In this latest iteration, it does look the best with the incorporation of many modern design bits and features, making it look premium as well.

The front fascia of the Volkswagen Beetle has no front grille and gets a curved front bonnet flowing downwards the front bumper. The big round headlamps placed in a sloping manner do get half-round daytime running LEDs and projector bulbs to give it a modern touch. The large trapezoidal housing for the fog lamps and the big air dam in the centre of the bumper make it look aggressive when viewed head-on.

The side profile of the Volkswagen Beetle has got a rounded appeal, with a curved bonnet and curved roofline, the latter of which flows all the way down to the rear bumper, giving it a unique look. The two-door persona of the Beetle looks sporty, and the flared and rounded wheel arches add some muscle to the design.

The Volkswagen Beetle gets C-shaped tail lamps with LED inserts placed on the side edges of the boot, which has a slanted design and gets a large wing spoiler mounted just below the rear windscreen. 

Volkswagen Beetle Ride & Handling

The Volkswagen Beetle, despite its big size, has a very agile handling ability, and the suspension setup comprising of Macpherson struts at the front and multi-link setup at the rear provides a good balance of nimble handling along with the light steering setup. The ride quality is on a stiffer edge, though.

Beetle Engine & Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Beetle sources its power from a rather small 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is the smallest engine to have ever made its foray in the Beetle. Coupled to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the engine produces 105 PS of power and 175 Nm of peak torque output, which feels just enough in terms of performance.

Volkswagen Beetle Braking & Safety

The Volkswagen Beetle has a decent equipment list, if not overtly up-to-date, when it comes to safety, such as front and side airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, anti-skid regulator, cruise control, ISOFIX mounts for the child seats and hill start assist.

 

Beetle Verdict

Apart from the glorious and unmistakable design and stance, the Volkswagen Beetle offers much more in terms of overall driving mannerisms. The iconic hatchback is more of a style statement rather than a daily commuter, with limited rear seat space. However, it manages to grab a lot of attention without costing a bomb.

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    Julius Jul 28, 2020 for Volkswagen Beetle

    The Volkswagen Beetle is an automobile icon for a reason. The timeless design of the Beetle is something which has garnered a huge fam base for itself across all the age groups, including me. I was hooked to its design and visual appeal the most, but little did I knew that the Beetle is much, much more than just the Read More

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    Indeela Jul 16, 2020 for Volkswagen Beetle

    The Beetle was born eight decades ago, and now in 2020, the car still manages to win hearts with its iconic design, both inside and outside. The Beetle has roomy front seats, a good sized boot, usable rear seats, quick gear response, and a frugal 1.2-litre petrol motor. The car has had many useful special editions and has retained the Read More

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    Imen Jul 07, 2020 for Volkswagen Beetle

    Who doesn’t love the Beetle? Its distinct design can be spotted from miles away and its comfortable and well-placed cabin delivers exceptional driving comfort. I have been driving the Beetle for a long time and this car has never failed to impress me even once. The quiet engine and smooth gearbox enhance the overall driving experience. This car might not Read More

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    Caleb Jul 06, 2020 for Volkswagen Beetle

    I was always sure I will love the Volkswagen Beetle even through the last day of ownership. I learned that the Beetle has been discontinued in many countries, but I am glad it did not happen here in Malaysia. It is the cutes car there ever could be in the market. It also has a decently powerful engine in the Read More

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    Daniel Sep 03, 2019 for Volkswagen Beetle

    If you are searching for a super stylish yet smooth going car on road then your search definitely stops here for the elegant Volkswagen Beetle as it offers user-friendly technology and an easygoing on-road nature. Also made by one of the renowned auto mobile makers, it serves eternal comfort and is highly spacious inside the car. My VW Beetle is Read More

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    Amir Sep 03, 2018 for Volkswagen Beetle

    I was keen on buying a luxury car from quite some time and was contemplating in which brand to invest to get the most of the hefty sum spent. I finally decided on the Volkswagen beetle and I am really satisfied with the car. The way it generates a stir on the roads is remarkable. The plush interiors and the Read More

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