Volkswagen Group Malaysia has announced the introduction of the Beetle 2.0 TSI in the country. The variant was showcased at the Volkswagen Das Auto Show 2012 back in September (it’s the one in yellow in the photos), which was when the 1.2 TSI version of the Bug made its Malaysian debut.
The vehicle’s 2.0 litre TSI mill, good for 200 PS, is paired to a six-speed DSG transmission, and performance figures include a 223 km/h top speed and a 0-100 km/h time of 7.5 seconds.
The car arrives in a “Sport Line” package trim, which contains unique specification highlights not found on other models – these include a four-link rear suspension, twin chromed exhaust pipes, red brake calipers and a body-coloured rear diffuser.
Other items on the list are ‘Twister’ 18-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, aluminium pedals and an XDS Extended Electronic Differential Lock.
This one also wears a panoramic sunroof, which can be tilted or opened and is 80% larger in terms of glass surface area compared to the one on the New Beetle. It’s transparent, but the insulating glass blocks 99% of UV radiation and 92% of heat energy, so the numbers go.
The car also is equipped with a RCD 510 touchscreen audio system with an integrated six-disc CD changer, a two-zone electronic climate control system, cruise control and gloss black door mirrors.
Six colours are available for the 2.0 TSI, and these are Tornado Red, Saturn Yellow, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Reef Blue and Oryx White. As for pricing, it rolls in at RM219,888, which is a RM80k premium over the 1.2 TSI.