Volkswagen Beetle

No shortage of options when it comes to getting a Bug now – Volkswagen Group Malaysia has added a third option for buyers with the introduction of the Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 TSI in the country.

The variant joins the Beetle 1.2 TSI, which debuted the A5 in Malaysia last September, and the Beetle 2.0 TSI, which arrived in November.

As its suffix suggests, a 1.4 litre TSI mill offering 160 PS at 5,800 rpm and 240 Nm between 1,500 to 4,500 rpm is the powertrain of choice, and this is paired to a seven-speed DSG transmission, with a XDS Extended Differential Lock present. Performance specs include a 0-100 km/h time of 8.3 seconds and a 207 km/h top speed.

External elements include black mirror housings, a rear spoiler and 17-inch Spin alloy wheels, wrapped with 215/55 series tyres. As for the interior, the kit mix has Vienna leather seats, cruise control and a RCD 510 touchscreen six-CD audio system with eight speakers, as well as a dash pad finished in Piano Black.

Six colours are available for the 1.4 TSI, which comes with four airbags and ESP, and these are Tornado Red, Saturn Yellow, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Reef Blue and Candy White. As for pricing, the Beetle 1.4 TSI goes for RM179,888, sitting in between the 1.2 TSI’s RM139,888 and 2.0 TSI’s RM219,888.