Can you believe it, the first “Bug” was made before WW2, to be precise Volkswagen introduced the first generation of the glorious Beetle 75 years back. There are not many vehicles in the World that last so long. 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 2017 Volkswagen Beetle version of the current model for the model year 2017. The German carmaker 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 Changes
This time, the next generation Volkswagen 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. Also, it will have twister-styled bigger black and vivid machined alloy wheels than before. First, one will be with 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 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.
New Volkswagen Beetle 2017 Interior
The cabin of the 2017 VW Beetle will have more dazzling instrument panel illumination, and a new dial and dash-pad styling to deliver an additional shine to the interior. 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 2017 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 multipurpose sport leather covered steering wheel. Byers can order this package with Kyalami design cloth or Vienna leather seat covers.
The new VW Beetle 2017 cabin 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.
2017 Vw Beetle Interior
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 all-new Volkswagen Beetle 2017 will be equipped with a six-velocity manual transmission system or with a six-velocity or seven-velocity robot with double clutches.
Base price and the date of release
The release date of 2017 Volkswagen Beetle will be 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 2017 VW beetle convertible prices will start at €27,800 Euros (approx $ 31,250).