Finally, after 10 years, the New Beetle will finally be updated and will be exhibited for the first time at the New York Auto Show this year.
The design will remain very plain and clean, keeping the fender bulges and the headlights. The interior resembles more the new Jetta, than the New Beetle. As far as the engine, there are 3 options:
- Base 2.5-liter five-cylinder w/170 horsepower averaging 26.5 mpg with a 5 speed manual or 25.5 mpg with a 6 speed automatic.
- Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder averaging 30 mpg. This one will be offered as the sporty version.
- The 140-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine averaging 30 miles per gallon.
The New Beetle will be available in dealerships by mid September-early October this Fall.