Volkswagen launches iconic 21st Century Beetle in India


by Shrutee K/DNS

Mumbai, December 18, 2015: Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer announces 
the Indialaunch of the 21st Century Beetle. The 21st Century Beetle is powered by a
turbocharged 1.4L TSI engine and is mated to a 7-speed DSG gearbox, with an ex
showroom price starting from Rs. 28.73
lakhs (ex-showroom Mumbai). 

 On the occasion of the launch, Mr. Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars
  said, “The Beetle is an iconic car that has scripted automotive history for over six decades,
  and we are delighted to announce the India launch of the 21st Century Beetle. 
  Carrying forward itsunmistakably timeless charm, blended with modern day technological
 sophistication, the 21st Century Beetle now comes with rounded yet masculine
proportions and a host of refined, irresistible internal and exterior features. We are
confident of continuing the Beetle’s legacy in India and we believe that the biggest addition
to the 21st Century Beetle is the element of
unlimited ‘fun’.” A symbol of freedom, love, unique styling and fun, the Beetle has over the
years,developed a cult following among automobile enthusiasts and classic car patrons in 

Retaining the core DNA of the Beetle carline, the 21st Century Beetle continues to live up to
its promise of being a charming headturner. With leaner proportions, sporty and dynamic 
performance, stylish exteriors, luxurious interiors and an absolute delight behind the wheel, 
the Beetle will create its own niche in the segment. The 21st Century Beetle is available at 
select Volkswagen India outlets across India.

For details log on to and Twitter
@Volkswagen India Official Hashtag - #LoveTheBeetle 


  • Engine - 1.4 L /110 kW TSI
  • Transmission - 7-speed DSG
  • Wheels - 4 alloy wheels 16" "Whirl" / Space-saving spare wheel 16"
  • Tyres - 205 / 60 R16
  • Suspension - 4-link rear suspension
  • Steering - Electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering
  • Panoramic tilt/slide sunroof
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights ( DRL)
  • Front fog lamps with static cornering function          
  • LED License plate lights         
  • Protective side moldings in body color with chrome strip      
  • Rear spoiler    
  • Body-colored door handles   
  • Green heat-insulating glass in side and rear windows         
  • Body-colored bumpers
  • "Vienna" leather seats           
  • Mood lighting on front speaker surround- 3 colours  
  • "Chrome trim for rotary light switch and controls of AC system”
  • Scuff plates   
  • Carpet mats, front and rear   
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with Multi-function display, audio and telephone controls
  • Paddle shift    
  • Leather hand brake lever handle and gearshift knob
  • Door and side trim panel partially in leather   
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors          
  • 2 front reading lights   
  • Driver's and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation       
  • Combined curtain and side airbags    
  • Electronic Stability Control with driver steering recommendation, ABS, ASR, EDL and EDTC
  • Disc brakes    
  • Front underbody guard          
  • ISOFIX- Child seat mounting points    
  • 3-point seat belts in front with belt tensioner
  • Two 3-point seat belts, rear  
  • Front & rear head restraints              
  • Hill hold control           
  • Electronic  immobilizer
  • Front & rear Park distance control, with acoustic warning and graphical display    
  • Brake pad wear indicator      
  • Seat belt reminder      
Comfort and Convenience:
  • Climatronic dual-zone auto air-conditioning system   
  • Multi-function display "Plus"   
  • Sound system with 8 speakers USB interface, AUX-IN and Bluetooth connectivity 
  • Instrument cluster with electronic speedometer, odometer, tripmeter and tachometer         
  • Front seats with height adjustment    
  • Start/stop system with generative braking    
  • Auto-dimming interior mirror               
  • Auto headlamp activation       
  • Rain sensor    
  • Cruise control system
Car available in 4 body color options
  • Habanero Orange
  • Oryx White
  • Tornado Red
  • Blue Silk

About Volkswagen:
Volkswagen, a leading carmaker in Europe, sells its broad model range, from the up! to the Phaeton, in more than 150 countries worldwide. Volkswagen currently offers the Polo, Vento, Jetta and Beetle in India.


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