Last year, Volkswagen showed a Beetle Fender at Frankfurt. The bug with the sound system by guitar expert Fender got such good reception that VW has gone ahead to produce it.

The Volkswagen Beetle Fender Edition is based on the high ‘Design’ trim level. It can be ordered in two shades of black: ‘Black Uni’ or ‘Deep Black Pearl Effect’. Black has been chosen so to better show off the Fender Edition’s chrome details.

These include 18-inch ‘Disc’ alloys, wing mirrors, the strip below the side windows, side sill inserts, the Fender logos on the car’s wings, the ‘Beetle’ wording on the boot and, of course, the VW badge.

The car’s interior is dominated by a striking dash pad finished in ‘Sunburst’ style, like like a good old Strat, with a chrome Fender logo. Volkswagen ships each Beetle with three exclusive Fender guitar picks.

Other standard features include redesigned sports seats (central sections in fabric, sides and headrests in black leather), contrast stitching on the steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake lever, colour trimmed floor mats, adjustable interior ambient lighting, cruise control and the highlight – a Fender sound system controlled via the standard RCD 510 touchscreen panel.

The sound system includes two high-end tweeters installed in each mirror triangle and rear side panel, while in the front doors are the woofers with double voice coils. The woofers in the rear side panels have a single voice coil.

A subwoofer with double voice coils sits in an enclosed bass box in the boot. At the centre of the sound system is a 10-channel amplifier with class A/B power amps and an output capacity of 400 watts. Read more here.

To be launched in autumn this year, the Beetle Fender Edition will be sold in Europe, Asia and Australia with any of four of the engines offered for the new bug – 105 PS and 160 PS TSI engines and TDI engines in 105 PS and 140 PS. A nice, classic look for the Beetle, I like it!