Volkswagen is prepped-up to re-launch Beetle in India, the launch is slated this week on 19th. The Luxury hatchback segment has a lot of rivals currently compared to the Beetle's previous stint. The new Beetle will compete with Mini Cooper S and Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione as its formidable rivals along with others like Mercedes-Benz A-Class and BMW 1 Series. Prices are expected to be in the vicinity of Rs. 30 lacs. Let us see what it has to offer.
Mechanicals New Beetle is powered by Volkswagen’s 1.4-liter TSI - turbocharged gasoline motor coupled to a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch automatic transmission The engine develops 150 PS
Safety It gets standard 6-airbags - driver and front passenger airbags (with passenger airbag de-activation) along with side and combined curtain airbags It also offers -hill-hold function, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), ASR (Anti-slip Regulation), EDL (Electronic Differential Lock) and EDTC (Engine Drag Torque Control)
Features The headlights are Bi-xenon with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and the fog lamps feature static cornering lights It also offers LED taillights New Beetle will come with VW’s Composition Media touchscreen infotainment system with 8 speaker system; connectivity options include - USB, AUX-IN and Bluetooth connectivity The seats are upholstered in leather along with the steering wheel, gearshift knob and handbrake lever The vehicle offers ambient light with three color options. Other features include - panoramic sunroof, front seats with height adjustment and lumbar support along with heating option; ORVMs - power-adjustable, folding and heated; auto rain and light sensors, and cruise control
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Source : CarDekho