VW India teases Beetle, bookings open at INR 1 Lakh – IAB Report


Aravind Jayachandran,

It goes without saying that I’m a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.

VW India has also posted main features and specifications.

VW India has opened a dedicated website for the new VW Beetle, revealing the specification and features that we can expect. They have also confirmed that bookings for the niche model has opened, and prospective customers have to deposit INR 1 Lakh.

India-spec VW Beetle front press image
For the Indian market, the Beetle will be powered by the 1.4L TSI engine.

The new Beetle will be available in a single variant, and will be equipped with bi-xenon headlamps, 16 inch alloy wheels, power retractable ORVMs, rear spoiler, and front foglamps. Inside, it features a dual zone automatic climate control, touchscreen display, panoramic glass roof, auto dimming rear view mirror, leather upholstery, and heated front seats.

The only engine option available is a 1.4-liter TSI four cylinder petrol engine that is capable of 110 kW (147 hp). It is paired to a 7-speed DSG gearbox with paddles on the steering wheel as standard.

India-spec VW Beetle rear quarter press image
The Beetle will be imported through the CBU route for India.

Also read: VW India’s compact sedan to be revealed at the Auto Expo 2016

Like the previous Beetle, the new model will be brought into the country via the CBU route. Given its niche status and feature list, it is expected to be priced between INR 30-35 Lakhs (Ex showroom, Delhi).

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New VW Beetle – Brochure

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