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What’s New for Beetle in 2014

An 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder direct injection replaces the 2.5-liter I-5 engine. The top-spec model is new, replacing year’s Beetle Turbo; also a sportier, limited-run GSR special edition for this A backup camera is now included in the Sound, and Navigation models.

Vehicle Summary

It can be hard to a legend without sullying the but Volkswagen managed to pull it off the Beetle. At the 1994 Detroit show, Volkswagen unveiled the One, a bubble-shaped two-door that was able to both on heartstrings from decades and be twenty-first-century futuristic. The Concept One what the classic VW Beetle look like for the new century, and the Volkswagen New Beetle stayed to the concept. We were so taken by the New that we named it our 1999 of the Year (putting it and Jerry on our cover) and awarded it an All-Star in The New Beetle has also been with starting the retro-futuristic of automotive design that spawned the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the HHR, and the fifth-generation Ford A convertible version of the New Beetle was in 2003 and to this day remains sole soft-top convertible

offering in the U.S.

After 2010, the New Beetle was off, a victim of old age and diminishing That sales hiatus only for about a year: introduced the Beetle (no more New in the for the 2011 model year, gave the New Beetle’s bubble a few more creases and a flatter in hopes of butching up the car to appeal to male customers without the Beetle’s iconic looks. the New Beetle and the Beetle share of their mechanicals with the models of their eras, platform to powertrains.


The Beetle is based on the outgoing hatchback, a car that offers a balance of comfort and superior dynamics. However, the base has been stripped of its multilink suspension — instead, it has a sophisticated torsion-beam setup in the that leaves some adeptness to be desired. Then it’s worth remembering the Beetle is more about than being a hot hatchback.

Power for the base car now comes an all-new 170-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder that Volkswagen returns 17-percent better economy than the ancient five-cylinder it replaces. The diesel is capable of returning up to 41 mpg on the highway. The R-Line (formerly the Turbo) is as poised and engaging as the GTI that it. Its steering weight is superb, the is firmer without being and prodigious power comes the 210-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged Along with the name the R-Line also receives front and rear bumpers, badging, and special R-Line kickplates. The base Beetle a five-speed manual or a six-speed the Turbo and the TDI raise the engagement with a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch automatic that crisp, speedy shifts.

2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible

For 2014, Volkswagen has added a Beetle GSR special edition the Beetle’s model hierarchy. The GSR back to the Yellow Black GSR Beetle of the 1970s with two-tone exterior paint, nineteen-inch Tornado wheels, brake calipers, and a larger spoiler. Inside, the cabin is in the same yellowjacket-like color with black leather surfaces and contrasting yellow Other interior upgrades a high-grip sport steering sport seats, a GSR shift and a special-edition badge. Only copies will be made. the 2014 Beetle GSR is identical to the R-Line.

The Beetle’s interior features body-color accents and the simple, controls that Volkswagen is for. There’s enough for six-footers in the rear but only legroom for small children. If a sucker for style, the Beetle is a small car with substance the surface.

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2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible

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