2017 Volkswagen Beetle – convertible and hatchback

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At the recent Los Angeles auto show was the premiere of the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle, the concept being shown at the Detroit auto show the previous year. This next generation version of the model is almost a match for the prototype design.

2017 VW Beetle release date

The 2017 Beetle will be available in both convertible and hatchback, and will be available to order from 19th November in Europe.

2017 VW Beetle price

The prices start from €23,625 for the hatchback and the convertible version starts from €27,800.

Release date: November 2016

Also read about 2017 Touareg release date

2017 Volkswagen Beetle redesign

This new Beetle will feature redesigned wide fenders, aluminum side skirts, underbody protection, increased ground clearance and 18” wheels, all with a host of new colors also.

2017 Beetle options

In the options box, you’ll find that you can add bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and even LED license plates.

Trim materials for the new 2017 Beetle include exclusive lines of R-Line and Denim; overall it means new fabrics, color schemes and upholstery materials.

2017 VW Beetle interior

Inside the cabin, you’ll find new upholstery materials, a redesigned dashboard, color coded center console and ambient lighting.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle equipment

The 2017 Beetle has been fitted with a MIB II media system which comes with a 6.3” touchscreen but with voice control also. It will support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and will channel the music through a 400-Watt Fender stereo system.

Safety wise, the Beetle has a Blind Spot monitoring system fitted and a rear traffic alert.

2017 VW Beetle engines specs

The European versions of the Beetle will have the option of three gasoline engines (1.2, 1.4 & 2.0 liters, producing 105, 150 & 220 BHP respectively) or two diesel engines; 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter, producing either 110 or 150 BHP.

2017 Volkswagen Beetle transmission

Depending on which exact version you order, the choice of transmission is either a 6-speed manual or 6 or 7-speed twin clutch auto.

It’s thought that the Beetle won’t be fitted with an all-wheel drive system, however, some say that the XDS electronic diff lock could be fitted.
There are lots of extras that Volkswagen offer, depending on your budget, you could be spending an extra $3,800 for the privilege.

2017 VW Beetle video review

2017 Beetle pictures

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Summary

Legendary VW Beetle and its latest generation will be kept on production line in 2017. The car will get minor updates and special editions.

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