2015 Volkswagen Beetle | new car review
Iconic exterior styling is sure to make the Beetle a common sight on the roads.
With just one engine in the line-up, there's not much choice as far as power is concerned.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Specifications||2015 Volkswagen Beetle|
|Engine/ Cylinders||2.0 litre / 4-cyl|
|Max Power |
|210 hp @ 5,300 RPM|
|280 Nm @ 1,700 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed dual clutch automatic|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||7.3 secs|
|Top speed||227 km/h|
|Price||AED 104,065 - 128,217|