Post by VWCA_Adman on Sept 17, 2018 19:40:46 GMT -6
The folks at Volks made it official: the third-generation Bug gets sprayed dead with Raid during July 2019. This is part of a larger simplification of VW’s lineup—eliminating sluggish sellers from its product mix. VW’s brass hints that its upcoming electric vehicle platform (MEV) opens opportunities to revive heritage body styling, as in the Bus-like I.D. Buzz.
Final Edition SE and SEL Beetle models in coupe or convertible bodies get special colors and trim. It will squirt your Bug Safari Uni (beige) or Stonewashed Blue (denim) if you’d like. Otherwise, you can pick from white, black and grey paint with brown convertible top on most SEL models.
The special colors, bright trim and even the nifty wheels evoke elements of the 2003 Ultima Beetle. This model celebrated the end of the gen-one air-cooled Bug production in Puebla Mexico. SE models feature rhombus pattern cloth/leatherette seating. SEL models sport diamond-stitched leather.
Driver assist on the SE includes blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert. SEL adds front and rear park control. The sole engine is a 2.0-liter 174-hp turbo four cylinder attached to a six-speed automatic. VW won’t brag about the turbo. The rear lid’s turbo badge is replaced with the word Beetle—as if you need badging in order to know what car is under that iconic curved top.
The SE coupe starts at $23,045 plus $895 destination, whereas, the SEL convertible lists for $29,995 plus destination.
Last Edit: Sept 17, 2018 19:44:27 GMT -6 by VWCA_Adman