The Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI is expected to be one of the most popular versions of VWís latest interpretation of its classic model. It has the smallest engine in the range, and will be available in two trim levels: entry-level Beetle and Design.
Beetle spec is well equipped, including 16-inch alloy wheels, ABS, electronic stability control, hill hold and dual-zone air-conditioning.
Our Design trim car adds 17-inch white and chrome alloys, body-coloured mirrors and front foglamps outside. Inside, thereís Bluetooth connectivity, an integrated touchscreen, plus a leather flat-bottomed steering wheel and shift knob.
The new VW Beetle also gets twin gloveboxes (the top one opens upward) and exposed metal along the door tops and dashboard. The driver enjoys the convenience of steering-wheel-mounted trip computer and stereo controls, as well as a central armrest and comfortable cloth-trimmed seats. http://slitherio.online
In one fell swoop, the people at Wolfsburg corrected the myriad of problems that plagued the original "People's car". They turned the driver's seat around so that the engine is in the "right" position. Of course, being very detailed German people, they also swapped the lights so that you won't blind the cars behind at night with bright Xenon lights shining in their face. They also moved the wiper so you can use the car safely even when it rains. Or when you need to sweep a dead bird off.
These improvements they did some time ago with the "New Beetle". But didn't VW invented "kaizen"? They certainly upped their game with the "Newer" Beetle - like screwing the car together better. They also fired the florist, since the iconic vase is no longer there. Then again, Peter Lim is not one into horticulture, so good riddence!
Performance-wise, "fast" doesn't begin to describe this incredible car. From the get-go, the fiesty ferret of a 1.2-litre TSI engine hooks up to the tarmac like gym socks to velcro. "Das Auto"? Try leaving everyone in the dust.
Verdict? A firm "like".