The Bug is coming! We’ve spotted an ad of the new Volkswagen Beetle on auto classifieds site oto.my. Placed by a Volkswagen salesman from Penang, the new (not New) Beetle is listed as having two engine options – 1.2 TSI and 1.4 TSI – and starts from RM138,888. The figure is an “estimate price for 1.2”.
The Beetle made its world debut in April 2011 and went on sale in America late last year as a MY2012 car. UK deliveries started this spring so it’s hot off the press. The Beetle’s new shape, a departure from the 1998 New Beetle’s three semi-circles, is lower, wider and has a pushed back cab. Easily more dynamic looking than its predecessor, the new Bug has been widely praised for its looks.
The 1.2 TSI engine in question is the 105 PS/175 Nm turbocharged engine used in the Polo hatchback, paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox. The also-advertised 1.4 TSI could be the 160 PS engine from the Golf TSI. In the UK, this engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Hmmm…
Click here to read our previous post on the Beetle. It has all you need to know about the Bug and a full high-res gallery. Never thought I’ll say this, but I’m strangely attracted to this little round bug. You?
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