LA Auto Show: 2010 Vw New Beetle Final Edition

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

Volkswagen of America revealed today, at the 2009 LA Auto Show, the 2010 New Beetle and New Beetle convertible Final Editions. As the name says it, these editions mark the last of Volkswagen's current generation of the iconic models and will hit the dealerships in the Spring of 2010. If you really want one of these, you'd better hurry because the manufacturer announced only 1,500 units of each edition.

Now let's see what these editions offer! According to Vw, the Final Edition come with in a special Aquarius Blue finish with a painted black roof on the coupe, and a two-tone Aquarius Blue and Campanella White paint scheme with a white top on the convertible. The coupe comes with individually numbered badges outside, and fog lights that are integrated into the front bumper while the convertible has a full sport suspension and special 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, we find an individually numbered, Final Edition steering wheel and a white interior that matches the top, and the special exterior paint scheme. Under the hood we find a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder gasoline engine capable to deliver 150 hp and 170 lbs.-ft. of torque.

The cars come with a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and according to the manufacturer the New Beetle can achieve an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city, and 29 mpg on the highway. Like all the models, the New Beetle and New Beetle convertible Final Editions come with Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), for safe driving in most any conditions, as well as Volkswagen's Carefree Maintenance Program.

The 2010 New Beetle Coupe and New Beetle Convertible Final Editions will be available for $20,240 and $27,170 respectively. "Since its launch in 1998, the New Beetle - and the New Beetle convertible that later followed have connected generations of fans that love the cars' totally unique styling and characteristics that are simply unmatched.

The Final Editions combine all of the elements that best represent what people love the most about the New Beetle, and that have created the car's legacy, which will live on in generations to come." said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc.

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