Volkswagen Beetle Coupe and Cabriolet get updates


While the press release doesn't state it, the pics do...this is the 2017 Beetle. For the new year, the Beetle compact gets updates and upgrades not to mention numerous "special edition" models. The '17 Beetle will see the Dune edition (in silver above), the Denim "special," the R-Line interior and exterior packages, and the UK AllStar and Exclusive models. No word on US versions. '17 Beetles will come in Basic, Design and R-Line flavors as a Coupé or Cabriolet not to mention the special edition models. New paint finish options include "Bottle Green Metallic (below)" and "White Silver Metallic." Bumpers have been modified for a more sporty appearance and tinted LED Taillights and new wheel designs are on hand. My local dealer has a Denim Beetle on his showroom floor and I like the interior, but might prefer the white car with the denim interior. The Dune model should appear soon and the silver car (above and after the jump) is very nice as is the golden hue. I guess you could say that VW is trying to keep the Beetle interesting to a diffuse group of buyers. I think they've succeeded. For more, check out the release after the jump.

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




Press Release:
Volkswagen freshens up Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet

  • Sporty bumpers, new colours and materials together with numerous options for individualisation bring a fresh new look
  • New special model Denim launches with jeans roof
  • Further special models Allstar and Exclusive also available for ordering now
  • Volkswagen Beetle and Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
Volkswagen freshens up its range for the Beetle and Beetle Cabriolet and is now offering a bright bouquet of new models: from the classic production model with many new options for individualisation to the special model Denim and the Beetle Exclusive – there is a real treat in store for Beetle lovers.

A lifestyle story with tradition moves on. The Beetle, one of the most emotive sides of the Volkswagen brand, scores immediately with a number of new features. Gleaming paint finish options for the Beetle include "Bottle Green Metallic" and "White Silver Metallic". The bumpers (in the Basic & Design line) have also been redesigned and are now flatter and hence sportier. The R-Line equipment line (formerly Beetle Sport) is also fitted with further modified bumpers. An additional ventilation opening above the bumper indicates added dynamics. Other genuine highlights are the tinted LED rear lights and the 17-inch "Philadelphia" wheels as well as the 18-inch "Ravenna Adamantium" wheels, which are available as order options for the Design Line and R-Line.

Brighter instrument panel lighting, a new dial and dashpad styling for the Design Line and R-Line bring an added glow to the interior of the cult Volkswagen model. Further individualisation options comprise three new upholstery materials and contemporary style packages that introduce even more colour to the interior. A coloured paint finish for the centre console is one particular way of setting individual accents. In contrast, the "Black Style Package" delivers wheels, mirror caps and roof with a black paint finish.

The new edition of the Beetle is available as a Coupé1 and a Cabriolet2 in the equipment lines of Basic, Design and R-Line. As before, the choice of power units ranges from models with 77 kW / 105 PS up to 162 kW / 220 PS, encompassing three strong petrol engines and two efficient diesels.

Despite the update, prices have not changed and in the case of the Coupé start from €18,375 for the 1.2 l TSI engine with 77 kW/105 PS. Prices for the Cabriolet start at €22,800.

Denim special model
The name says it all in the features for this special model. The new Beetle special model "Denim" now launching is based on the "Jeans Beetle" from 1974. Authentic, trendy and sporty are the overriding characteristics of this model with a "Stonewashed Blue Metallic" paint finish, which lend it an exceptional jeans look. The jeans-coloured convertible roof and 17-inch "Circle" wheels in "Dark Graphite" paint finish with chrome cap are truly special features. Denim style is also reflected in the interior. Sport seats with blue covers and storage pockets in jeans style as well as an aluminium-blue matt-coloured dashpad set modern and sporty accents. The Beetle Denim special model starts at €23.600 with the entry-level engine specification.

For those who like it sportier: the R-Line interior package

The updated Beetle R-Line interior package is available as an option for the R-Line equipment lines. This package includes R-Line logos on the sill panel mouldings and on the head restraints as well as an R-Line multifunction sport leather steering wheel. The R-Line interior package can be ordered with "Kyalami" design textile seat covers or in "Vienna leather". The entry-level price for the R-Line interior package is €895.

The successful special model ALLSTAR is continued
By the end of 2016, the special model "ALLSTAR" will again be available for order at an entry-level price of €22,775. This special model is characterised by sill panel mouldings with the "ALLSTAR" lettering, the 17-inch alloy wheels in "Linas" styling, Climatronic air conditioning system with two-zone temperature control, the Composition Media radio system incl. navigation system "Discover Media" and the legendary "Beetle compartment".

Beetle Exclusive – everything just a little bit more elegant

The special models Beetle Exclusive – and Beetle Cabriolet Exclusive – are based on the Design and R-Line equipment lines. On the exterior, the special model makes its mark with features such as alloy wheels in "Twister" style in black with bright machined surface (incl. wheel locks that offer extra anti-theft protection). The interior impresses with a black dashpad and aluminium sill panel mouldings bearing the lettering "Volkswagen Exclusive". The seat centre panels and side bolsters are finished in "Nappa" leather. A genuine bonus is the Cool Leather, which remains cool and supple even in sunlight and thus ensures the best possible comfort. Prices for the special model Beetle Exclusive start from €24,200 and the special model Beetle Cabriolet Exclusive from €28,550.

Advance sales of all Beetle models starts immediately. R-Line with the top-engine (162 kW/220 PS) can be ordered as from middle of June.