Volkswagen intros low-cost, back-to-basics Beetle Classic for 2015


VW's new Beetle is an interesting vehicle...a modern interpretation of a classic car with decent performance and efficiency with a retro flair. For 2015, Volkswagen is making the purchase of a new Beetle just a bit easier with a car that doesn't mean you have to do without, the Beetle Classic. The Beetle Classic gets the new 1.8-liter turbo engine (170 hp, 177 lb-ft. of torque) mated to a six-speed automatic with 17-inch “Heritage” aluminum-alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped shifter knob and handbrake lever, Sirius XM® Satellite Radio, an RNS® 315 navigation system, a multifunction steering wheel, two-tone brown “Sioux” leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces, and comfort front seats with driver’s side lumbar support on top of the regular Beetle's long standard features list. Three exterior colors will be offered: Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver to go with the brown interior. But the good news is that the well-equipped Beetle Classic will set you back just $20,195 (+taxes, fees, options, license and $820 destination) which is about a $1,500 savings over a similarly equipped  regular Beetle with the Beetle Convertible Classic (on sale in early 2015) starting at $25,995 (+). The Beetle Classic Coupe should be at your local dealer shortly. For more info, check out the release after the jump or contact your local VW sellor.

Source: Volkswagen - Press release after the "read more" jump.




Press Release:
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CLASSIC MODEL GOES ON SALE, PRICED FROM $20,195


Limited-edition 1.8T Coupe further improves the Beetle’s compelling value story

Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced that the limited-edition Beetle Classic model will go on sale this week, starting at $20,195 for the 1.8T Coupe. This new model enhances the value story for the Beetle, adding a host of new features in addition to the Beetle’s already extensive list of standard equipment. Currently, this is the lowest priced model in the Beetle lineup, starting nearly $1500 lower than the Beetle 1.8T automatic.

The Classic trim features 17-inch “Heritage” aluminum-alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a leather-wrapped shifter knob and handbrake lever, Sirius XM® Satellite Radio, an RNS® 315 navigation system, a multifunction steering wheel, two-tone brown “Sioux” leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces, comfort front seats with driver’s side lumbar support, and a six-speed automatic transmission. The car is available in three colors—Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver—and has an understated retro look inside and out.

The Beetle Convertible Classic will go on sale early in 2015, starting at $25,995. It adds the same interior and exterior features as the Coupe. Both the Coupe and the Convertible are fitted with the 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Beetle 1.8T Coupe has an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating of 33 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission, and the 1.8T Convertible achieves 32 mpg.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 644 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com to learn more.


Notes:
“RNS”, “TSI”, “Volkswagen”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “SiriusXM Satellite Radio” is a trademark of SiriusXM Radio, Inc.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

All prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude $820 Destination and Handling.

Available EPA fuel economy estimates are provided and identified as such. Individual mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.