The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact car offered by the German carmaker through the CBU (Completely Built Unit) route. The complete import makes the iconic Beetle brand approachable in India. It is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine that is mated to a 7 speed automatic gearbox. In addition to the powerful engine option, the Volkswagen Beetle is available only in one variant that has four colour options, Oryx White, Tornado Red, Habanera Orange and Blue Silk. The only variant has a host of safety features such as 6 airbags, ABS, ASR, EDL and EDTC of the Volkswagen Beetle.
The dual zone climate control on the Volkswagen Beetle cools the cabin quickly
Cruise control available on the Volkswagen Beetle adds to the driver's comfort over long hauls.
The 6 airbags available in the Volkswagen Beetle add to the safety quotient.
The Volkswagen Beetle measures 4,278 mm in length, 1,808 mm in width, 1,486 mm in height and a wheelbase of 2,524 mm. The minimum ground clearance is 136 mm and the front track measures 1,578 mm while the rear track measures 1,544 mm. The Volkswagen Beetle is offered with a three year paint warranty by the company and also has bi-xenon headlamps, front fog lamps with static cornering function, rear spoiler, body coloured door handles and head insulating side as well as rear windows.
The Volkswagen Beetle is offered with 'Vienna' leather seats, three colours for mood lighting, chrome accents on the rotary light switch and AC controls. The air conditioner is a dual zone automatic climate control unit which cools the cabin effectively. The leather wrapped steering wheel has steering mounted audio and phone controls. The infotainment system supports Bluetooth connectivity and can playback from this source as well as USB and AUX. The only variant offered also has rain sensors, automatic headlamps, paddle shiifts and auto dimming IRVM or Interior Rear View Mirror.
The Volkswagen Beetle is powered by a 1.4 litre turbocharged petrol engine. This is the only engine on offer and it generates 147 hp of power from 5,000 rpm to 6,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm to 3,500 rpm. This power figure is impressive for its segment.
The Volkswagen Beetle is offered with a 7 speed DSG dual clutch automatic transmission that has smooth gear changes. This gearbox has been tuned for the best balance between performance and fuel efficiency.
The Volkswagen Beetle is offered with 6 airbags, ABS (Anti lock Braking System), traction control, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and front as well as rear parking sensors with graphical display. These safety features are standard on the only variant offered in the Volkswagen Beetle.
Claimed fuel efficiency or mileage of the Volkswagen Beetle is 17.68 kmpl and there is only one engine option with one transmission option available for the compact car. This mileage figure is acceptable for its segment.