For over 7 decades, the Volkswagen Beetle has managed to ride
in the streets, freeways and off roads of this earth with
minimal changes but has always been popular. Despite the
dynamism in the automobile industry, VW has only slightly
altered the traditional look of the Beetle. No other car can
boast such a long time with minimal changes. For 2017, the
Beetle features a host of interior changes to reflect modern
trends in the industry. The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle comes in
both Coupe and Cabriolet body styles. Read along to find out
what the iconic model has to offer as it continues to make
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Exterior
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle is very attractive especially to the
young buyers. In fact, the Beetle presents an affordable way to
get your hands on a convertible. The new model retains the
all-familiar Beetle cues. It features an all-rounded body
with a sloping hood. It also features circular projector
headlights and LED DRLs. Its bumper has been
refined and it’s integrated with square-shaped vents and
redesigned fog lights. VW has used chrome on a single line that
runs across the lower bumper.
Moving to the rear, you will find redesigned LED taillights and
a spoiler with a dual color scheme. The rear also features dual
exhaust tips finished in chrome. Lower trims will ride on
17-inch Philadelphia wheels while higher trims will feature
18-inch Ravenna Adamantium wheels. The exterior will be
available in two new colors which are White Silver Metallic and
Bottle Green Metallic.
Opting for the Denim special trim which is based on the 1974
Jeans Beetle adds a jeans-colored soft roof, a Stonewashed Blue
Metallic paint work and 17-inch Dark Graphite Circle wheels. On
the other hand, Exclusive Beetle models add Twister style
bright machined black alloy wheels while the ALLSTAR
model on the other add comes with 17-inch Linas styling
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Interior
While VW maintains its exterior largely unchanged, the interior
is a totally different story. The cabin is equipped with
advanced technologies. The cabin can accommodate five
passengers comfortably unlike many coupes and cabriolets.
In lower trims, the cabin will be upholstered in a quality
fabric while leather will be the standard upholstery material
on top trims.
The dash has been refreshed and features a large touch-screen
display. In front of the driver is a new 4-spoke steering wheel
integrated with audio playback and Bluetooth telephony
controls. The cabin also features Wi-Fi connectivity, a new
sound system and an automatic climate control system.
The Design Line and R-Line (previous Beetle Sport) trims
feature a brighter instrument panel. In addition, there is an
option for a multi-function steering wheel wrapped in leather
and special logos on head restraints and sill panel moldings
for the Beetle R-Line. Buyers can also opt for Vienna leather
or Kyalami design textile for the seats upholstery.
If you feel that is not enough for your Beetle, you can go for
the Denim special Beetle. This model is based on the 1974 Jeans
Beetle. It features blue-colored sport seats, an
aluminum-blue matte-colored dash pad and jeans-style storage
pockets. There will also be Exclusive Beetle models which
feature black dash pad, Nappa leather upholstery on seats and
side bolsters as well as “Volkswagen Exclusive” lettering on
the aluminum-made side panel moldings. For the ALLSTAR special
model, there will be a dual-zone climate control system, a
Composition Media Radio system integrated with navigation and
the unique “Beetle compartment”. It will also feature ALLSTAR
lettering on its sill panel moldings.
Engine Specs and performance
Top trims will be powered by an all powerful turbocharged 2.0 L
4-cylinder petrol engine. This engine is rated at 210 hp and
230 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed
automatic transmission system. There will also be two more
petrol and diesel engines with lower outputs. The least
powerful engine will be a 1.2 L, TSI engine good for 104 hp.
Details on the performance and fuel economy are yet to be
released. We will update you with this information immediately
the automaker avails it.
The least powerful engine will be a 1.2 L, TSI engine good for
104 hp. Details on the performance and fuel economy are yet to
be released. We will update you with this information
immediately the automaker avails it.
Price and release date
According to rumors, prices won’t change much from those of the
outgoing models. Currently, the cheapest model is the 1.2 L,
TSI equipped coupe which starts at $ 20,540 (€18,375). On the
other hand, the cheapest cabriolet starts at $ 25,485
The ALLSTAR starts at $25,455 (€22.775).
The special edition goes for $ 26,380 (€23,600).
The Exclusive models will be the most expensive with an
Exclusive coupes starting at $ 27,050 (€ 24,200) and $ 31,910
(€28,550) for cabriolets.