The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact car first launched in 1938 in Germany, meant to be the people's car by being cheap and simple. Today's model, which is also available in the Philippines, retains the same rounded headlamps and bold curves, while incorporating modern enhancements like the air intake on the front bumper, edgy tail lights, and rear wings for the 1.4 variant. This is all while maintaining the icon's easy-on-the-eyes look.
The driver will appreciate the leather trimmed steering wheel with built-in controls for the radio and multi-function display, while three other passengers would enjoy blasting music via 8 speakers inside the Beetle. Six airbags are a standard along with Park Distance Control and Electronic Stabilization Program.
It's powered by either a 1.2L Turbo with an output of 103 hp and 174 Nm of torque or a 1.4L twin-charged engine that can churn out 158 hp and 240 Nm of torque. The former is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the latter is coupled to a 7-speed automatic.
With a history that spans over 70 years, the Volkswagen Beetle has remained faithful to its iconic design and stands as a monument for being the very first “People’s Car.” This is a look back at 3 generations of the “Bug.”
Volkswagen AG was hit hard with a recent fuel emission controversy in the US. But that didn’t mean everything went tumbling down for the German automaker. In fact, Volkswagen Philippines remained optimistic regarding the matter and assured their customers that everything is ok.