2015 Volkswagen Beetle | new car review

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 by
2015 Volkswagen Beetle
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  • Rated 4.5 stars
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AEDAED 104,065 - 128,217
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 95%
  • Interior
    Editor: 90%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%

Review Summary:

Starring in movies and cartoons alike, the Beetle is a car that can go without an introduction. The Beetle pays homage to its ancestors with its exterior styling, while housing a thoroughly refreshed interior.

Pros

Iconic exterior styling is sure to make the Beetle a common sight on the roads.

Cons

With just one engine in the line-up, there's not much choice as far as power is concerned.

Looks

Although timeless characteristics such as the round headlights, flared wings and the iconic Beetle hood are present with the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, an 84mm wider, 12mm lower and 152mm longer form set the current Bug apart from its predecessors. Adored by those who have a burning desire to stand out from the crowd, the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle flaunts all the right curves to grow its sizeable fan following exponentially.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle rear

Feels

Unlike the dull and droopy cabin of its predecessor, the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle shelters a sharp dashboard which flaunts circular A/C vents, piano black trim, the company’s tried and tested infotainment system, and a set of gauges that make its sporting pretensions clear. For a vehicle that gained popularity by challenging the norm, the interior isn’t particularly quirky and that, is a wonderful thing.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle interior

Engineering

Pushing out 400 watts of aural bliss, the standard Fender sound system fitted in the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle consists of two tweeters installed in each of the mirror quadrants and woofers at the front and rear as well. It’s sure to be a hit with the melody thumping trendy tweens that are likely to be behind the wheel.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle top

What’s on offer?

Pumping out 210 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque, the 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine achieves a top speed of 227 km/h and dispatches the 0 – 100km/h sprint in just 7.3 seconds. Mated to 6 speed dual clutch transmission, the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle isn’t just quick but efficient too, as it sips just 7.6 litres of fuel for every 100 kilometers covered.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle side

Summing it…

If you’re a fan of the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle, then there isn’t a whole lot can deter you away from it. With a starting price of AED 104,065 which swells to AED 128,217 for the top of the line variant, it’s every bit justified and a small price to pay for an iconic vehicle that has been around for the better half of seven decades.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle front

Specifications

Specifications2015 Volkswagen Beetle
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
210 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
280 Nm @ 1,700 RPM
Tranmission6 speed dual clutch automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.3 secs
Top speed227 km/h
PriceAED 104,065 - 128,217

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