Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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Must-know advice before you buy, by Kimberly Smith:
  • Special pricing on the 2017 Beetle
  • Rebate: $1,000 bonus cash; $500 college grad credit
  • Finance: No special offers again this month, which is unusual
  • Lease: From $329 for 36 months
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With its rounded shape and retro styling, the modern-day Beetle continues to be one of the most iconic, easily recognizable vehicles in the world. Though the exterior recalls its vintage roots, the distinctive appearance is... Read more »

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With its rounded shape and retro styling, the modern-day Beetle continues to be one of the most iconic, easily recognizable vehicles in the world. Though the exterior recalls its vintage roots, the distinctive appearance is hardly indicative of the features and technology housed within its curvaceous framework. The Beetle comes in hardtop or convertible form with several possible configurations at each trim level, giving buyers a host of options to choose from. Diesel power has disappeared in the wake of Volkswagen’s emissions-testing scandal of 2015, but Beetle shoppers can choose from two gasoline engines.
2012 - 2018 Volkswagen Beetle
3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Volkswagen BeetleMajor changes included:

The Volkswagen Beetle is a front-wheel drive, four-seat hatchback powered by either a 170-hp 2.5-liter inline-five cylinder or a 200-hp turbocharged four-cylinder. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic for the 2.5L, and a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG with the 2.0T. Safety features include front and side-impact airbags, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability...

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1998 - 2011 Volkswagen Beetle
3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Volkswagen BeetleMajor changes included:

The Volkswagen New Beetle debuted in 1998 featuring a base 2-liter four-cylinder engine with 115 horsepower and an optional 1.9-liter diesel engine with 90 horsepower. A 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with 150 horsepower and standard anti-lock brakes joined the Beetle lineup the following year. In 2003, a new Beetle convertible hit the market. The Beetle’s unorthodox...

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