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Volkswagen reveals revised version of Beetle

Coupe, cabriolet and Dune models all have a new look inside and out, while a new sporty trim level is added to the line-up

  • New look inside and out for coupe, cabriolet and Dune
  • Sporty R-Line trim added to the range, replacing Sport
  • On sale now, with prices starting at £16,820
These is our first look at the revised 2016 Volkswagen Beetle, which has just gone on sale.
The changes – which affect all three version of the Beetle (coupe, cabriolet and the more rugged, crossover-style Dune model) – centre on a facelifted body, a revised interior and the addition of VW’s sporty R-Line trim to the line-up. The changes to the bodywork are fairly minor, including revised front bumpers and larger openings for the indicators and front fog lights. Inside, too, there are no major changes, but the dashboard has been revised, with brighter interior lighting and new dials and seat upholstery on certain versions. Bigger news is the addition of R-Line trim, which takes the place of Sport at the top of the range and comes exclusively with the most powerful engine in the range, a 148bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel. The package includes sports suspension, as well as a unique design for the standard alloy wheels and front bumper, which has extra air intake openings along the top edge.
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
2016 Volkswagen Beetle
These range-topping models also feature a body-coloured rear diffuser and chromed twin exhausts, along with black door mirrors and door protectors, and a rear tailgate spoiler. Inside, the seats are trimmed in a unique cloth, two-zone climate control is fitted as standard, and the pedals are made from aluminium.
At the same time, Volkswagen has also introduced a new option package for 'Design' models. The Black Style pack includes - as the name suggests - dark alloy wheels and a black painted roof, while the air intake grille, wing mirror housings and side mouldings are also all painted a stealthy black. The engines offered remain the same as before – two petrols and two diesels, with power outputs ranging from 104- to 148bhp, and CO2 emissions from 113g/km – with the range starting at £16,280 for a 1.2 TSI Beetle coupe. The cabriolet line-up starts at £19,775, while the Dune models cost from £21,280 and £24,565 for a coupe and cabriolet, respectively - and you'll pay a bit extra if you want a diesel, or the twin-clutch DSG gearbox. All are available to order now. Find a Beetle in our classifieds

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