Volkswagen, the leading German automaker introduced the first generation of the glorious Beetle proudly 75 years back. At that time, it was the highest-selling model in VW lineup and until 2003, more than 21 million vehicles have been sold. Then in 1998, a new version of the Beetle was released and the current model Beetle was revised in 2011. Again, Volkswagen has plans to release the redesigned version of the current model for the model year 2017. The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle will be constructed to offer drivers a real driving pleasure and delight. The German automaker expects that the new model Beetle will greatly satisfy its existing customers as well as the potential buyers, as it will be available in both hatchback and convertible versions.
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Exterior
This time, the 2017 Beetle comes equipped with notable external details to attract more buyers. As a result, the front fascia of the new vehicle comes equipped with attractively designed headlights with the daytime running lights. As well as fog lights, all designed with the LED technology as standard and bi-xenon headlights and LED license plates as an option. It will be offered with twister-styled bigger black and vivid machined alloy wheels than before. Furthermore, the diameter of 17 inches, a set of 18-inch Ravenna Adamantium alloy wheels, or 19-inch alloy wheels, according to the models, with the 235/45 sized tires in the front and at the back.
The new model Beetle will also be bigger than its predecessor, which means that it would come with the long wheelbase that in turn offers more space to the cabin of the vehicle. It now features aluminum-made side skirts, with the ground clearance of 155 mm, which is 10 mm more than that of the current model. It also comes outfitted with fender flares, redesigned front and back bumpers and the required underbody protection.
VW Beetle 2017 Interior
The cabin of the new VW Beetle 2017 comes with the more dazzling instrument panel illumination, and a new dial and dash-pad styling to deliver an additional shine to the interior of the vehicle. Additional personalization options include three innovative upholstery materials and modern style packages that bring in, even more, color to the interior. A tinted paint finished center console is one meticulous way of setting individual pronunciations. The new vehicle will be offered with a Black Style Package that includes mirror caps and a black paint finished roof.
The redesigned Beetle will be offered with the R-Line interior package that comes with R-Line emblems on the sill board moldings, on the head restraints, and on the multipurpose sport, leather covered steering wheel. Byers can order this package with Kyalami design cloth or Vienna leather seat covers.
The cabin of the new vehicle comes equipped with the multimedia MIB II system with a touch-screen of size 6.3 inches to control the voice recognition function. The system also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and for music enthusiasts, they can take pleasure in listening to the music through a 400-watt Fender stereo system.
This time, the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle comes equipped with three petrol powertrains and two diesel power units.
The first gasoline engine will be a 1.2-liter capacity unit to produce the highest power of 105 horsepower.
The second powertrain will be of displacement 1.4 liters that deliver the new vehicle the essential power of 150 horsepower, whereas the third 2.0-liter power plant would offer the vehicle the required power of 220 horsepower.
When comes to diesel powertrain options, the new Beetle comes equipped with 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter units that offer the highest power of 110 horsepower and 150 horsepower respectively.
According to the engines, the new Beetle will be equipped with a six-velocity manual transmission system or with a six-velocity or seven-velocity robot with double clutches.
2017 VW Beetle price and the date of release
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle will be available for sale during the fourth quarter of 2016. Regarding pricing, the hatchback version will be available at a starting price of €23,625 Euros (approx $ 26,557), whereas the convertible version will be available at €27,800 Euros (approx $ 31,250).