The history of one of the most legendary planet Car – 2018-2019 Volkswagen Beetle, is rooted in the 30th years of the last century – it was then that was born the idea of creating affordable family car, a modified result of the implementation of which we have seen, even after almost 80 years. In fairness, adding that the current convertible 2018-2019 Volkswagen Beetle – year, did not fit into the concept of “family, cheap” car, but it’s nuances. It should be noted that on several occasions occurred and generational change names – despite the fact that today’s generation is nominally called the third, is actually more complicated than that. Recall that until the 1998 2018-2019 Volkswagen Beetle called 1200, or 1600, the modern name New Beetle cars received only in 1997
Presentation Beetle – convertible model year – was held at the end of , but a few months before the presentation of new products the German company allowed himself to please fans of a sufficiently large number of photos and information about the car – appeared on the network almost exhaustive information about the new model of the 2- a month before the premiere.
First impressions when you look at the gig – it’s his absolute similarity with the standard performance of the Beetle hardtop , as well as the absolute recognition to its predecessors – the new convertible is simply impossible to confuse with any other brand of car. Once again pay tribute to designers of German concern – despite the recognition, New Beetle convertible left a distinctive and stylish.
Before the car was branded round headlights, peaceful lines of the bumper with large air duct, as well as become more modern fog, which is located near repeaters turns. All elements of the exterior as the sides and rear, smooth contours differ: easy hood ramp rounded wheel arches protruding rear bumper – design of the exterior is made in the conventional, but no less original, retro style.
If the previous generation of the Beetle convertible, longer considered women’s car, the car is now positioned as a “unisex” – side is clearly visible “grown up” bonnet contours, and following head optics give a special agility and sportiness. In general, the stylish exterior of the car, most likely more will appeal to the younger generation, regardless of gender.
Convertible to its name and purpose – the most gorgeous views of the auto is at a lowered roof. Of special mention is the dignity of automatic folding soft “roof” – while driving at speeds up to 50 km / h, on a folding roof or installation required less than 10 seconds.
- VW New Beetle parameters are: width 1808 mm, length – 4278 mm, height – 1473 mm, wheelbase indicators – 2537 mm, and 136 mm of ground clearance.
- Various complete cars can be equipped with tires 215/60 R16, 215/55 R17, or 235/45 R18, supplied with alloy wheels.
The Germans did not puzzle over the variants of colors cabriolet body by “knurled” track – available colors are a best-selling color schemes of previous models (including the current-generation Beetle hardtop). Available: blue, white, yellow, red, black, three shades of metallic, pearlescent white color and black pearl.
Despite the apparent vulnerability of passengers Beetle Cabrio rollover, German experts came to security issues with all their inherent thoroughness – frame front window is made of high-strength steels and specially created Automatic Rollover Support System, in case of a likelihood of overturning a car, in a few milliseconds’ shooting “special protection of the arc, located behind the passenger seat of the second row.
Designed for 4-passenger interior Beetle convertible, predictably pleased with the good quality of finishing materials, an acceptable level of performance of individual components of the interior, as well-calculated to the last detail ergonomics – all functional elements are arranged with maximum driver and passenger comfort. Also attracted the attention of some extravagant solutions used inside the car – for example, attached to the front uprights loop, replacing the usual ceiling handle – simple, but with taste!
Some criticism is a very specific color palette of interior – for example, a scarlet shade panels looks out of place. It is also slightly below the expected level of look and finish “under carbon” – small, but uncharacteristic mistakes for VW.
Seats front row are equipped with high-quality lateral support, the space for the driver and front passenger, abound.
Back row less spacious, two passengers in the event of a raised roof will feel somewhat uneasy.
Cargo space luxury convertible is designed to transport 225 liters. load in the presence of 5-cabin passengers. Cargo capacity increases significantly – 905 liters in the case of raising the roof and transformation of the rear seats..
Prices and equipment
The creators of the new Beetle Convertible provided the presence of 4 versions of the car: Design, Beetle, Sport, as well as the most “packed» Fender Edition.
The cost of the basic version of 2018-2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in Russia will start from 719 thousand. Rub., With manual gearbox. Price 2018-2019 Volkswagen Beetle -, having DSG starts from 793 rubles. The most prestigious of the available – version of «Design» is from 836 thousand rubles..
Technical characteristics of the German gig able to satisfy the most demanding customer – for cars offered quite a lot of gasoline and diesel powertrains, which may be aggregated with 3 different checkpoint.
- Petrol engines are represented:
- an engine capacity of 1.2 liters. (105 hp), working with 5-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG;
- 1.4 liters. (160 hp), is aggregated with 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG;
- 2,0 l. (200 hp), working with 6 mortars. Speed manual or 6-stupas. DSG.
- Diesel engines:
- 1.6 liters. TDI (105 hp), is open from 5 stupas. Speed manual or a 7-stupas. DSG;
- 2,0 l. TDI (140 hp), is aggregated with 6 mortars. PCR, or 6 stupas. DSG.
Unfortunately, with all the richness of choice of engines and PPC, local motorists are forced to settle for only a single engine – the petrol 1.2 liter.
In addition to one of the power of the motor, a few did not like and the difference in price – in Germany, the most affordable Beetle costs from 17,375 euros, for the more advanced VW Beetle, equipped with a diesel unit, asking for 19,850 euros.