Updated Volkswagen Beetle now in Malaysia, two variants, 1.2L turbo, from RM138k


Together with the launch of the Volkswagen Vento Allstar and Vento GT, Volkswagen Passenger Car Malaysia (VPCM) also introduced the updated Beetle.

Just two variants will go on sale – the Design and Sport trims, both sharing the same 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s mated to a seven-speed DSG transmission. The engine produces 104 hp and 175 Nm of torque.

Standard on both Beetles are the 16-inch “Whirl” alloy wheels with 215/60 Bridgestone Turanza tyres, body-coloured dashboard, leather-wrapped steering wheel and keyless entry. The Design Package gives you “Pepita” fabric seats, halogen reflector headlamps, manual air conditioning and a 5.8-inch touchscreen display with 8 speakers.

The Sport Package comes with a larger 6.5-inch Composition Media head unit (also with 8 speakers) with App Connect, enabling Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link functions. This is the only variant that comes with the bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights, paddle shifters, cruise control, lumbar support for the front seats, “Vienna” leather seats and dual-zone Climatronic air-conditioning.

The Volkswagen Beetle Design retails for RM137,620.00 whereas the Beetle Sport costs RM148,620.00. Both prices have taxes and registration fees accounted for but excludes insurance. Each purchase comes with a 5-year unlimited mileage warranty package, 5-year roadside assist with a service interval of 15,000 km.

It’s fully imported and comes in a variety of colours – Pure White, Tornado Red, Blue Silk, Dark Bronze, Habanero Orange and White Silver.


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Matthew H. Tong

Matthew H. Tong

A straightforward, fun-loving guy who appreciates the superficiality of a car's appeal, but his admiration for anything on four wheels gives him no reason to neglect the makings of a car. He still believes that fun comes with three pedals and a stick.
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