Volkswagen will soon introduce the new Beetle in the Indian market. The German car maker has been working on solutions for the Diesel scam and the new Beetle could help the customers to forget this incident.
Volkswagen has announced the commencement of bookings for the much awaited 21st Century Beetle and prospective customers can book the car either through select Volkswagen showrooms across India or at www.bookmybeetle.in
The new Beetle comes with a 1.4l TSI (150 PS) petrol engine mated to a 7-speed DSG gear box, 6-airbags, ESP & ABS as standard equipment. The car also features panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlamps, leather interiors and chrome packages for interior & exterior.
The car will be offered in four color choices: Habanero Orange, Oryx White, Tornado Red and Blue Silk.
The new Bug carries forward the legacy and iconic image of the Beetle and the new styling is defiantly cotemporary. The official launch of the 21st Century Beetle will happen very soon.
The Beetle was launched in India in December 2009 and was sold till 2013. The sales were low considering the high price tag. The VW Beetle generated a lot of buzz when launched as it was the car which had set the wheels rolling for Volkswagen. We can certainly expect similar interest when the new Beetle goes on sale.
The biggest question will be pricing, and we hope VW does not price the car exuberantly high. But we can certainly expect pricing to be Rs. 30 lakhs plus.
The Beetle will compete with the likes of MINI and Abarth 500 595 Competizione in India.