Volkswagen has launched the '21st Century Beetle' in India at an ex-showroom (Mumbai) price of 28.73 Lakh. The 21st Century Beetle will be available at select Volkswagen India outlets across the country.
The new Beetle is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharge petrol engine which produces 148bhp. Power is sent to the front wheels through a seven-speed DSG gearbox which can be controlled using paddle shifters.
Speaking at the launch, Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said, "The Beetle is an iconic car that has scripted automotive history for over six decades, and we are delighted to announce the India launch of the 21st Century Beetle. Carrying forward its unmistakably timeless charm, blended with modern day technological sophistication, the 21st Century Beetle now comes with rounded yet masculine proportions and a host of refined, irresistible internal and exterior features. We are confident of continuing the Beetle's legacy in India and we believe that the biggest addition to the 21st Century Beetle is the element of unlimited 'fun'."
The new car has a host of safety features like the Combined curtain and side airbags, three-point seat belts in the front with belt tensioner, Electronic Stability Control with driver steering recommendation and ABS among many other safety features.
The car also features an eight speaker sound system inside as well dual-zone climate control system. Also featured are 'Vienna' leather seats and a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with Multi-function display, audio and telephone controls.