ABOUT:The Volkswagen New Beetle is a compact car, introduced by Volkswagen in 1997, drawing heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original Beetle. Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front driving the front wheels, with luggage storage in the rear. Many special editions have been released, such as the Malibu Barbie New Beetle. In May 2010, Volkswagen announced that production of the current body of the New Beetle would cease in 2011.
In 2011, a new model replaced the New Beetle, called simply the Volkswagen Beetle.
At the 1994 North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled the Concept One, a "retro"-themed concept car with a resemblance to the original Volkswagen Beetle. Designed by J Mays and Freeman Thomas at the company's California design studio, the concept car was based on the platform of the Volkswagen Polo. A red cabriolet concept was featured at the Geneva Motor Show, also in 1994.
In 1995, a new version of the Concept One was shown, in the Tokyo Motor Show. This one had major restyling and looked a lot like the final production version, launched in 1998.
Strong public reaction to the Concept 1 convinced the company that it should develop a production version which was launched as the New Beetle in 1997, based on the Golf IV's larger PQ34 platform. The New Beetle is related to the original only in name and appearance (including the absence of a car emblem script with the exception of the VW logo). In June 1999, the first turbocharged version of the Beetle was launched, known as the 1.8T, and Volkswagen created a web site dedicated specifically to that vehicle. A convertible was added in mid year 2003 to replace the Volkswagen Cabrio.
The New Beetle carries many design similarities with the original Volkswagen Beetle: separate wings, vestigial running boards, sloping headlamps and large round tail lights, as well as a high rounded roof line. It is assembled currently in Volkswagen Puebla factory in Mexico.
The Volkswagen New Beetle was the car that started the retro-futurist design craze. It was a modernized version of the legendary Volkswagen Beetle and struck a chord with consumers who had grown tired of standard conservative car designs and had fond memories of the "Bugs" from popular culture.
SPECIFICATIONS:SUMMARY:Name : Beetle
Car Body Type : Hatchback
Segment : B+ Segment
Top Speed : 187
Fuel Consumption : Highway 13.00 kmpl.
Fuel Consumption : City 9.00 kmpl.
ENGINE:Displacement : 1984 cc, 4 Cyl
Engine Type : Petrol
Maximum Power : 114 Bhp @ 5400 rpm
Maximum Torque : 172 Nm @ 3200 rpm
DIMENSIONS:Length : 4129 mm
Width : 1721 mm
Height : 1498 mm
Headroom : 970.00 mm
Rear Leg Room : 932 mm
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE SAFETY:Airbag : 4
Parking Sensors : Yes
Fog Lamp : Yes
Traction Control : No
EBD : Yes
ABS : Yes
ESP : Yes
COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE:AC : AC (with Climate Control)
Power Windows : Yes
Central Locking : Remote
Remote Boot : Yes
Remote Fuel Filler : Yes
Rear Wiper : Yes
Rear Defogger : Yes
Rear Armrest : No
Steering Adjustment (Rake/Reach) : Yes/Yes
Driver Seat Adjustment : Electric
Music System : 6 CD Changer
Leather Seats : Yes
Door Mirror : Both Side Electric
Tinted Glass : Yes
Rear AC Vent : No
Folding Rear Seats : Yes
Sun Roof : Yes
Buttons/Controls on Steering : Yes
Auto Viper : Yes
Auto Headlamp : Yes
OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:Seating Capacity : 4
Tyre Size : 195/65 R15
Suspension : Independent McPherson struts, coil springs
Turning Circle : 5.50 mtrs.
Boot Space : 214.00 ltrs.
Steering : Tilt
Brakes : Front Ventilated, Rear Disk
Gears : 6 Automatic
Ground Clearance : 120.00 mm
Kerb Weight : 1345.00 kgs.
Fuel Tank : 55.00
Body Color Bumpers : Yes
Tachometer : Yes
Alloys : Yes
ORVM Indicator : Yes
Xenon Headlamps : Yes
Trip Meter : 2
Headlamp Washer : No
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