If you are a fan of the original Beetle but you love modern technology, you’d better know that Volkswagen has just introduced the Beetle Classic model. Set to go on sale this week in the United States, the 2015 Beetle Classic starts at $20,195 for the 1.8T Coupe. That’s right folks, this is the lowest priced Beetle model offered by Volkswagen, with almost $1,500 lower than the Beetle 1.8T automatic.
The Classic trim includes 17-inch Heritage aluminum-alloy wheels, a new rear spoiler as well as three colours – Pure White, Black Uni and Reflex Silver. The interior arrives with a multifunction steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever wrapped in leather, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, an RNS 315 navigation system, two-tone brown “Sioux” leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces.
Volkswagen will also offer the 2015 Beetle Convertible Classic and this model will go on sale early next year with a price tag of $25,995. The Convertible will receive the same interior and exterior features as the Coupe.
Under the hood, there is a 1.8-liter TSI four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The engine is bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission and returns 33 mpg on the highway for the Coupe and 32 mpg for the Convertible.