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Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) is currently holding a press conference at Aloft Kuala Lumpur, and has brought a little surprise in the form of the Volkswagen Beetle Bug Edition, a 200-unit limited-run variant that will be launched later this month; pricing hasn’t yet been revealed for the car.

Based on the higher-spec 1.2 TSI Sport variant, the Bug Edition’s added bits appear to amount to a graphics package – large twin stripes run over the bonnet, roof and tailgate, while the lower flanks get smaller stripes and prominent “Bug” script. There’s also a “Bug” badge at the rear of the car, under the VW badge, as well as “Bug” aluminium side sills.

Otherwise, the kit list looks to be identical to the Sport – bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, 16-inch “Whirl” alloy wheels, dual-zone auto air-con, cruise control, paddle shifters, heated front sports seats with Vienna leather upholstery and a RCD 510 touchscreen radio/CD player.

No changes to the mechanicals either, so under the bonnet resides the same 1.2 turbocharged TSI four-pot delivering 105 PS and 175 Nm, mated to the same seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission as before. Colours available for the Bug Edition are Candy White, Deep Black, Saturn Yellow and Tornado Red.