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Introduce

December 4, 2009 will forever be etched in the minds of Beetle lovers across the country. It was on the day the ‘New Bug’ drove on the streets of India – almost 70 years (1938) since the first Bug was born in Germany. The Beetle as it is known today was a request from Hitler phệ Ferdinand Porsche phệ build a ‘people’s car’ – one that could carry two adults and two children. Well, whether today’s car is really everyone’s car is a big question – it has a hefty price tag (Rs 21.47, old Mumbai showroom). The New Beetle that we have today is an upgraded version with advanced technology and features. CarWale road tests the New Beetle phệ see if the Bug can really bite you…

Design

‘The curves are back’ and the Beetle is definitely flaunting it. The car retains the same silhouette design of the original Beetle and the three legendary curves can be easily spotted. Bug’s design is so famous that the manufacturer doesn’t even need phệ put a “Beetle” badge on the car unlike other VW cars. Check it out if you still haven’t noticed it!

The VW Beetle is a very đáng yêu looking car, and since the branding has remained constant and the design features so unique over the decades, spotting it from the crowd is no task. The car is so ‘đáng yêu’ that it has also been renamed a ‘luxury’ car among many.

The VW New Beetle went through the Euro NCAP test before 2002, so the test parameters are less. However, Bug achieves a maximum of 4 stars in terms of passenger safety. New Beetle’s EuroNCAP crash test video is shown below.

Interior

We weren’t planning on doing this – but the Beetle from the inside didn’t impress us much. In fact, once inside, we never felt like we were actually in a “Beetle”; it’s like being inside any other modern European car; except for a few touches like the oval buldge surrounding the air vents and the non-ferrous metal body on the doors.


The Beetle can comfortably seat two adults and at most two children in the back. The instrument cluster is made up of a large dial that displays the speed with two small dials indicating the fuel màn chơi and engine speed, and a digital odometer and trip meter. The New Beetle features a six-CD changeover sound system in the armrest with a single mp3 player in the dash and an auxiliary input, with no input position traceable. The six speakers give pretty good music quality, but the sound quality at higher volumes is not as good. The music system adjusts the volume according phệ the speed of the car, a feature not found on many Indian cars, but when decelerating, you can feel the volume drop suddenly.

Behind the wheel of the New Beetle is a comfortable seat with an adjustable driver’s seat, but we omitted the telescopic steering, the Beetle has a large windshield that gives you a good view of the road, However, large dashboard can make you error when parking beauty, beauty. The position of the power window switch is a bit odd and looks like an afterthought. Talking about safety features, the Beetle is equipped with 4 airbags with 2 front airbags and 2 airbags in the B-pillar.

Powertrain and fuel efficiency

Electric Factory:

The original Beetle had a horizontal air-cooled engine with an RR layout (rear engine, rear-wheel drive). However, the New Beetle has a horizontal liquid-cooled engine located up front, powering the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission (FF layout). The New Beetle sold in India has a 1984cc 8-valve engine, producing a maximum capacity of 114 hp and a maximum torque of 172Nm @ 3200 rpm. This is the same engine that was seen on the 2.0-litre Skoda Octavia petrol. After all, the blood is mixed in the family (Skoda Auto is a division of the Volkswagen Group).

This engine is an older design as it has only 8 valves with two valves per cylinder. The motor is highly refined and the number of không lấy phí revolutions is up phệ 6500 rpm. This engine is enough phệ push “The Bug”, but we’d be more than happy phệ see a 160bhp 1.8TSI engine. The Beetle isn’t all about performance and a quarter mile run, but in our performance test, the Beetle hit 0-100 km/h in 14.1 seconds and a quarter mile in 19.4 seconds.


Drive system:

The new Beetle comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with tiptronic, although we would love phệ see a DSG box fitted in most new VW cars. The gearbox shifts smoothly in drive mode and the car moves at a speed of 65-70 km / h.

When you put your right foot, the transmission takes a while phệ shift, and even a manual shift takes a while phệ shift. This is where the DSG box comes in handy. In our transmission tests, the Beetle took 2.9 seconds phệ accelerate from 30-50 km/h and 4.1 seconds phệ hit 50-70 km/h.

Energy saving:

The SOHC 8-valve petrol engine is less efficient than the new 16-valve DOHC engine, so any hopes for fuel efficiency should be reset. However, the Beetle delivers an overall average of 11.3kmpl, which isn’t bad considering it’s a 2.0-litre petrol. When pedaling phệ metal in our testing, the New Beetle returned 7.86 km/h fuel economy.

Driving dynamics

Volkswagen’s New Beetle is undoubtedly one of the cutest-looking cars currently on sale worldwide, however, it’s not a car for the driver. It’s a car meant for commuting in the city. As a result, the car has a softer suspension that allows two people phệ sit comfortably in the city at most speeds. The New Beetle has a McPherson strut at the front and a torsion beam at the rear because it’s based on the Golf platform. The ride is smooth for those in the front row, but rear-seat passengers can get tired due phệ the lack of legroom and headroom.

Volkswagen Beetle has a good handling. The vehicle’s suspension is not adjusted phệ the peak angle at high speeds; It’s a car with a flower on its dashboard and so one must drive for its pleasure, along with all the looks. However, we drove the Beetle on winding hilly roads and were not disappointed as the car passed a certain limit. The Beetle has a fairly lightweight steering wheel that makes city driving easier and parking convenient. The steering wheel remains light at higher speeds and feels artificially responsive.

The New Beetle comes in a 195/65/R15 tire configuration, with our test car fitted with Pirelli P7 tyres. Tires grip very well, but was surprised phệ hear the Pirelli tires make some noise on the concrete road. Very unusual! Tires don’t squeak or skip corners even at higher speeds. The brakes on the Beetle feel tight and don’t work all the time. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) ensures that the vehicle remains in control during heavy braking. In our brake test, the New Beetle covered a distance of 38.2 meters before coming phệ a complete stop at 80 km/h.

Overall rating

The New Beetle is priced at Rs 21.47 lakh (old showroom, Mumbai), which is on the higher end considering the tax payable on it. Phệ be fair, the Beetle doesn’t compete with any saloon or hatchback except the Fiat 500. Both cars are iconic in terms of styling and both are people’s cars – one for the Italians. and the other for Germany. The Beetle is not purchased phệ be driven or transported, it is only sold by its name. Beetle fans love the iconic classic beetle for its design and existence.

Test data

Engine Specifications

See specs

Speedo error

Read Speedo (kph) Actual speed (kph)
40 34.2
60 55.2
80 76.9
100 96.8
120 117.7
140 135.9

Max in Gear

Gear Speed ​​(kph @ rpm)
firstst 35.5@6500
2nd 70.2@6500
3rd 107.1@6500
4order 144 @ 6500
5order 171 @ 6500
6order

Performance test data

Max speed 165.5
0-60kph 5.8 seconds
0-100kph 14.1 seconds
Mile (402m) 19.4@116.1kph
Brake 80-0kph 38.2m
30-50kph on Tuesday 2.9 seconds
30-50kph on Wednesday
50-70kph on Thursday 4.2 seconds

Energy saving

City Highway overall The worst
Miles (kpl) 11.3 7.86

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Introduction
The date December 04, 2009 will remain etched in minds of Beetle lovers in the country. It was on this day when the ‘New Beetle’ drove into the Indian roads – almost 70 years (1938) since the birth of the first Bug in Germany. The Beetle as it is known today was a demand made by Hitler phệ Ferdinand Porsche phệ build a ‘people’s car’ – one that can transport two adults and two children. Well, whether the car today is really a people’s car is a big question – it comes at a whopping price(Rs 21.47lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai) . The New Beetle that we have today is the upgraded version with advanced technology and features. CarWale road tests the New Beetle phệ know whether the Bug can really bite you off…Design
‘Curves are back’ and surely the Beetle is flaunting it. The car retains a similar silhouette design of the original Beetle and the legendary three curves can be spotted easily. The design of the Bug is so famous that the manufacturer needn’t even place a “Beetle” badge on the car unlike other VW cars. Check it out if you still haven’t noticed it! The VW Beetle is a very đáng yêu looking car, and because of the constant brand bashing and very unique design characteristics for so many decades, spotting it amongst the crowd isn’t a task. The car is ‘đáng yêu’ phệ the extent that it has also been renamed as a ‘chic’ car amongst many.

The VW New Beetle underwent a Euro NCAP test before 2002, and hence the testing parameters were less. The Bug however, scored a maximum of 4 stars in the passenger occupant safety. The video of the EuroNCAP crash test of the New Beetle is shown below.

Interiors
We did not intend phệ do this – but the Beetle from inside didn’t impress us much. In fact, once inside the car, we never felt that we were actually seated in a “Beetle”; it was like being inside of any other modern European car; except for a few touches like the oval buldge surrounding the blower vents and the body colour metal on the door.
The Beetle comfortably seats two adults and at the most two kids in the back. The instrument cluster is made up of a large single dial displaying speed with two small dials indicating fuel màn chơi and engine speed with a digital odometer and trip meter. The New Beetle has a 6-CD changer audio system in the armrest with an in-dash single mp3 player and an auxiliary input, whose input location couldn’t be traced. The six-speakers give out decent quality of music, however the sound quality at higher volumes isn’t that good. The music system adjusts the volume with the speed of the car a feature not seen on many Indian cars, however on deceleration, the sudden reduction in the volume can be felt. Behind the wheels of the New Beetle is a comfortable seating with adjustable driver’s seat, however we missed the telescopic steering, the Beetle sports a large windshield that gives you a good view of the road, however, the large dashboard could bug you while parking the beauty. The power window switch placement is a bit odd and feels like an after design thought. Talking about the safety features, the Beetle comes equipped with 4 airbags with two at the front and two on the B-pillar.Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency
Powerplant: The original Beetle had the transverse air-cooled engine which had a RR layout (rear engine, rear wheel drive). The New Beetle, however, has a front mounted transversely placed liquid cooled engine which powers the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission (FF layout). The New Beetle sold in India has 8-valve1984cc powerplant which produces a maximum power of 114bhp and a maximum torque of 172Nm@3200rpm. This is the same engine which was seen on the Skoda Octavia 2.0-litre petrol. After all, same blood runs in the family (Skoda Auto is a part of the Volkswagen Group.) This powerplant is an older design as it sports only 8-valves with two for each cylinder. The engine is highly refined and revs freely upto 6500rpm. This engine is adequate phệ push “The Bug”, but we would have been happier phệ see the 160bhp 1.8TSI powerplant. The Beetle is not all about performance and quarter mile runs, yet in our performance test, the Beetle clocked 0-100km/hr in 14.1 seconds and did a quarter mile in 19.4seconds.

Drivetrain: The new Beetle comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with tiptronic, though we would have liked phệ see a DSG box which comes fitted in most of the new VW cars. The transmission upshifts smoothly in the drive mode and the car cruises in overdrive at a speed of 65-70km/hr. When you plant your right foot, the transmission takes a while phệ downshift and even the manual shifting takes a while phệ downshift. This is where the DSG box comes handy. In our in-gear tests, the Beetle took 2.9 seconds phệ clock from 30-50km/hr and it took 4.1 seconds phệ reach from 50-70km/hr. Fuel Efficiency: The 8-valve SOHC gasoline engines have lower efficiency when compared phệ the new 16-valve DOHC engines hence any hope of fuel efficiency should be put phệ rest. The Beetle, however, delivers an overall average of 11.3kmpl which isn’t bad considering it phệ be a 2.0-litre petrol. When driven pedal phệ metal in our test, the New Beetle returned a fuel economy of 7.86kmpl.Driving Dynamics
Volkswagen’s New Beetle is surely one of the cutest looking cars currently being sold worldwide, however, it isn’t a drivers’ car. It’s a car that meant for the city commute. So, the car has a softer suspension giving the two occupants a comfortable ride in the city at most of the speeds. The New Beetle has McPherson struts at its front and torsion beam at its rear as it is based on the Golf platform. The ride is smooth for the front row occupants but passengers seated in the rear could get fatigued due phệ lack of legroom and headroom.

The Volkswagen Beetle has a decent handling. The car’s suspension isn’t tweaked phệ apex corners at high speeds; it’s a car with a flower on its dashboard and so one has phệ drive for the joy of it, along with all the stares. We, however, drove the Beetle on winding hill roads and weren’t disappointed as the car pushed well up phệ a certain limit. The Beetle has a fairly light weight steering wheel which makes driving in the city easier and parking convenient. The steering wheel remains light at higher speeds and feels phệ have artificial feedback. The New Beetle has a tyre profile of 195/65/R15, with our test car being equipped with Pirelli P7 tyres. The tyres gripped well, but were surprised phệ hear the Pirelli tyres emit some amount of tread noise on concrete roads. Very unusual! The tyres didn’t squeal or and didn’t give up around the corners even at higher speeds. The brakes on the Beetle felt pongy and didn’t bite that progressively. The anti-lock brakes (ABS) assure that the car remains in control while heavy braking. In our braking test, the New Beetle covered 38.2 metres before coming phệ a complete standstill from a speed of 80km/hr.Overall Evaluation
The New Beetle costs Rs 21.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) which is on the higher side considering the duty levied on it. Phệ be fair, the Beetle doesn’t compete with any of the saloons, hatchbacks except for the Fiat 500. Both the cars are iconic in terms of styling and both have been the people’s car – one for the Italian and the other for Germany. The Beetle isn’t bought for ride and handling, it sells just by the name of it. Beetle fans love the iconic classic bug for its design and very existence.

Test Data
Engine Specifications
View specifications

Speedo Error
Speedo Reading (kph) Actual Speed (kph)
40
34.2
60
55.2
80
76.9
100
96.8
120
117.7
140
135.9

Max in Gear
Gear Speed (kph@rpm)
1st
35.5@6500
2nd
70.2@6500
3rd
107.1@6500
4th
144@6500
5th
171@6500
6th

Performance Test Data
Top Speed
165.5
0-60kph
5.8secs
0-100kph
14.1secs
Quarter Mile (402m)
19.4@116.1kph
Braking 80-0kph
38.2m
30-50kph in 3rd
2.9secs
30-50kph in 4th

50-70kph in 5th
4.2secs

Fuel Efficiency
City Highway Overall Worst
Mileage (kpl)


11.3
7.86
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Introduction
The date December 04, 2009 will remain etched in minds of Beetle lovers in the country. It was on this day when the ‘New Beetle’ drove into the Indian roads – almost 70 years (1938) since the birth of the first Bug in Germany. The Beetle as it is known today was a demand made by Hitler phệ Ferdinand Porsche phệ build a ‘people’s car’ – one that can transport two adults and two children. Well, whether the car today is really a people’s car is a big question – it comes at a whopping price(Rs 21.47lakh, ex-showroom Mumbai) . The New Beetle that we have today is the upgraded version with advanced technology and features. CarWale road tests the New Beetle phệ know whether the Bug can really bite you off…Design
‘Curves are back’ and surely the Beetle is flaunting it. The car retains a similar silhouette design of the original Beetle and the legendary three curves can be spotted easily. The design of the Bug is so famous that the manufacturer needn’t even place a “Beetle” badge on the car unlike other VW cars. Check it out if you still haven’t noticed it! The VW Beetle is a very đáng yêu looking car, and because of the constant brand bashing and very unique design characteristics for so many decades, spotting it amongst the crowd isn’t a task. The car is ‘đáng yêu’ phệ the extent that it has also been renamed as a ‘chic’ car amongst many.

The VW New Beetle underwent a Euro NCAP test before 2002, and hence the testing parameters were less. The Bug however, scored a maximum of 4 stars in the passenger occupant safety. The video of the EuroNCAP crash test of the New Beetle is shown below.

Interiors
We did not intend phệ do this – but the Beetle from inside didn’t impress us much. In fact, once inside the car, we never felt that we were actually seated in a “Beetle”; it was like being inside of any other modern European car; except for a few touches like the oval buldge surrounding the blower vents and the body colour metal on the door.
The Beetle comfortably seats two adults and at the most two kids in the back. The instrument cluster is made up of a large single dial displaying speed with two small dials indicating fuel màn chơi and engine speed with a digital odometer and trip meter. The New Beetle has a 6-CD changer audio system in the armrest with an in-dash single mp3 player and an auxiliary input, whose input location couldn’t be traced. The six-speakers give out decent quality of music, however the sound quality at higher volumes isn’t that good. The music system adjusts the volume with the speed of the car a feature not seen on many Indian cars, however on deceleration, the sudden reduction in the volume can be felt. Behind the wheels of the New Beetle is a comfortable seating with adjustable driver’s seat, however we missed the telescopic steering, the Beetle sports a large windshield that gives you a good view of the road, however, the large dashboard could bug you while parking the beauty. The power window switch placement is a bit odd and feels like an after design thought. Talking about the safety features, the Beetle comes equipped with 4 airbags with two at the front and two on the B-pillar.Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency
Powerplant: The original Beetle had the transverse air-cooled engine which had a RR layout (rear engine, rear wheel drive). The New Beetle, however, has a front mounted transversely placed liquid cooled engine which powers the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission (FF layout). The New Beetle sold in India has 8-valve1984cc powerplant which produces a maximum power of 114bhp and a maximum torque of 172Nm@3200rpm. This is the same engine which was seen on the Skoda Octavia 2.0-litre petrol. After all, same blood runs in the family (Skoda Auto is a part of the Volkswagen Group.) This powerplant is an older design as it sports only 8-valves with two for each cylinder. The engine is highly refined and revs freely upto 6500rpm. This engine is adequate phệ push “The Bug”, but we would have been happier phệ see the 160bhp 1.8TSI powerplant. The Beetle is not all about performance and quarter mile runs, yet in our performance test, the Beetle clocked 0-100km/hr in 14.1 seconds and did a quarter mile in 19.4seconds.

Drivetrain: The new Beetle comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with tiptronic, though we would have liked phệ see a DSG box which comes fitted in most of the new VW cars. The transmission upshifts smoothly in the drive mode and the car cruises in overdrive at a speed of 65-70km/hr. When you plant your right foot, the transmission takes a while phệ downshift and even the manual shifting takes a while phệ downshift. This is where the DSG box comes handy. In our in-gear tests, the Beetle took 2.9 seconds phệ clock from 30-50km/hr and it took 4.1 seconds phệ reach from 50-70km/hr. Fuel Efficiency: The 8-valve SOHC gasoline engines have lower efficiency when compared phệ the new 16-valve DOHC engines hence any hope of fuel efficiency should be put phệ rest. The Beetle, however, delivers an overall average of 11.3kmpl which isn’t bad considering it phệ be a 2.0-litre petrol. When driven pedal phệ metal in our test, the New Beetle returned a fuel economy of 7.86kmpl.Driving Dynamics
Volkswagen’s New Beetle is surely one of the cutest looking cars currently being sold worldwide, however, it isn’t a drivers’ car. It’s a car that meant for the city commute. So, the car has a softer suspension giving the two occupants a comfortable ride in the city at most of the speeds. The New Beetle has McPherson struts at its front and torsion beam at its rear as it is based on the Golf platform. The ride is smooth for the front row occupants but passengers seated in the rear could get fatigued due phệ lack of legroom and headroom.

The Volkswagen Beetle has a decent handling. The car’s suspension isn’t tweaked phệ apex corners at high speeds; it’s a car with a flower on its dashboard and so one has phệ drive for the joy of it, along with all the stares. We, however, drove the Beetle on winding hill roads and weren’t disappointed as the car pushed well up phệ a certain limit. The Beetle has a fairly light weight steering wheel which makes driving in the city easier and parking convenient. The steering wheel remains light at higher speeds and feels phệ have artificial feedback. The New Beetle has a tyre profile of 195/65/R15, with our test car being equipped with Pirelli P7 tyres. The tyres gripped well, but were surprised phệ hear the Pirelli tyres emit some amount of tread noise on concrete roads. Very unusual! The tyres didn’t squeal or and didn’t give up around the corners even at higher speeds. The brakes on the Beetle felt pongy and didn’t bite that progressively. The anti-lock brakes (ABS) assure that the car remains in control while heavy braking. In our braking test, the New Beetle covered 38.2 metres before coming phệ a complete standstill from a speed of 80km/hr.Overall Evaluation
The New Beetle costs Rs 21.47 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai) which is on the higher side considering the duty levied on it. Phệ be fair, the Beetle doesn’t compete with any of the saloons, hatchbacks except for the Fiat 500. Both the cars are iconic in terms of styling and both have been the people’s car – one for the Italian and the other for Germany. The Beetle isn’t bought for ride and handling, it sells just by the name of it. Beetle fans love the iconic classic bug for its design and very existence.

Test Data
Engine Specifications
View specifications

Speedo Error
Speedo Reading (kph) Actual Speed (kph)
40
34.2
60
55.2
80
76.9
100
96.8
120
117.7
140
135.9

Max in Gear
Gear Speed (kph@rpm)
1st
35.5@6500
2nd
70.2@6500
3rd
107.1@6500
4th
144@6500
5th
171@6500
6th

Performance Test Data
Top Speed
165.5
0-60kph
5.8secs
0-100kph
14.1secs
Quarter Mile (402m)
19.4@116.1kph
Braking 80-0kph
38.2m
30-50kph in 3rd
2.9secs
30-50kph in 4th

50-70kph in 5th
4.2secs

Fuel Efficiency
City Highway Overall Worst
Mileage (kpl)


11.3
7.86
Volkswagen Beetle [2008-2014]

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