Well into its fourth decade of production, the compact Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best-selling cars in automotive history. The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact four-door sedan built to appeal to commuters who seek versatility over style. Now in its 11th generation, the Beetle has a bolder design, but still keeps to its traditional roots.
The Volkswagen Beetle was a worldwide icon. When it was originally introduced, not many vehicles were sold - now, the Beetle has emerged as one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. Though the Beetle has not changed often over the years, it's interesting to note that the newest Volkswagen Beetle models have a slightly larger frame; it is longer, wider, and lower than the previous generation.
Due to the recent Volkswagen Beetle's larger frame, the interior is roomier than is expected, especially in the back seat. However, the Beetle's driving experience largely depends on the engine chosen. The base cylinder is respectably powerful, but has unremarkable fuel economy. More expansive engines seen on higher trims offer significant power, refinement, and fuel efficiency that the greatly benefits the Beetle's day-to-day drive.
Over the years, the Volkswagen Beetle's design has evolved from its functionality-driven roots to having a sharper look in recent models. With its iconic style, bright exterior, and nostalgic appeal, the Beetle will always stand apart.
The Volkswagen Beetle hatchback is offered in four main trim levels: the base trim, the R-Line, the diesel-powered TDI, and GSR. Volkswagen offers a 2.5L four-cylinder engine in its base trim, with a 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine on higher trims. Modern Beetle base models are equipped with a range of features typically expected in today's vehicles, such as Bluetooth, eight-speaker sound system, and keyless entry. Major feature options include a sunroof, touchscreen navigation system, and rearview camera.