Over in the UK, two new engine variants of the Volkswagen Beetle have joined the new Bug range, these being a 2.0 litre 140 PS TDI turbodiesel and a 2.0 litre 200 PS TSI petrol.

Both new versions are available with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed DSG gearboxes. They join the 1.2 litre TSI 105 PS with seven-speed DSG gearbox and the 1.4 litre 160 PS TSI with a six-speed manual gearbox in the line up.

The TDI is available in either mid-level Design or top-line Sport specification, while the petrol model gets a choice of Sport or special-edition Turbo Black and Turbo Silver trim, complete with ‘Turbo’ decals in either silver or black along the side, door mirrors in silver or black, the door rubbing strip in body colour and 19-inch ‘Tornado’ alloys.

Additionally, the 2.0 litre TSI 200 PS Sport comes with unique specification highlights that can’t be found on other models, and these include a four-link rear suspension, twin chromed exhaust pipes, red brake calipers and a body-coloured rear diffuser.

Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels in a choice of two styles, an RCD 510 DAB CD/radio with MDI multi-device interface, front fog lights and body-coloured door and dashboard panels. Moving up to the range-topping Sport pack adds 18-inch alloys in a choice of styles, tinted glass, cruise control, sports seats, parking sensors, gloss black door mirrors (silver or black on ‘Turbo’ special editions), gloss black dashboard and door panel and a two-Zone electronic climate control.

Closer to home, the Beetle is set to make its Malaysian debut in September, on the 6th. Back in May, an ad for the 2012 Beetle was spotted on oto.my, with two engine options listed, the aforementioned 1.2 TSI and 1.4 TSI variants; estimated pricing in the ad had pricing starting from RM138,888, this being for the 1.2 TSI.