Round headlights are pure ‘Beetle’ and their presence perfectly complements the rest of the car’s appearance. Automatic headlight activation with coming / leaving home function from round headlights are pure ‘Beetle’ and come as standard. Their presence perfectly compliments the rest of the car’s appearance with daytime driving lights incorporated.
Large round instrument cluster; dashboard storage box; B-pillar assist straps … they all have a few things in common. They’re all part of the Beetle’s heritage and they’re all present in the 21st century Beetle. They’re included not just because they’re retro touches that reference Beetles gone by; rather, they’re included because good design never goes out of date.
Volkswagen’s Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) constantly monitors variables like steering and braking inputs, acceleration, body roll and other information to track the vehicle’s status. It can then interact with the car’s braking and engine management systems if it detects destabilisation, such as under- or over-steer in a corner.
With a healthy output of 118kW of power and 240Nm of torque, the 1.4 litre TSI Twincharged engine is the Beetle’s mighty heart. The ‘Twincharge’ designation signals that both a turbocharger and a supercharger are used, to improve fuel economy as well as ensuring smooth, consistent power delivery.