The Volkswagen Beetle, known as the VW Bug, is one of the most popular nameplates in the automotive world, not to mention the most durable. It was the best-selling car in the world until the Toyota Corolla arrived.
The 2016 model was equipped with a 5-inch touch-screen and available for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Beetle Dune also made its appearance later that year. VW dropped the manual transmission for 2017.
From 2012 to 2017, the Beetle was fitted with either a 170-or 210-horsepower four-cylinder engine and from 2013 to 2015, it was built with a turbo diesel engine. The only available engine for the 2018 and 2019 models was a 174-horsepower turbo-four. It came standard with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic warning.
After the 2019 edition, the Beetle was discontinued.
Although the Beetle is not a hot rod, it handles well in daily driving situations. The six-speed automatic transmission improves the coupe's responsiveness. You will be able to easily reach 30 mpg while cruising down the highway.
The VW Beetle goes up against the Fiat 500 and the Mini Cooper. As far as appearance is concerned, some drivers may prefer the bug-like look of the Beetle. Compared to the tiny Fiat 500, the Volkswagen Beetle can feel a little more pleasant to tall drivers. Although the Mini Cooper is fun to drive, some of its trims are pricey on the side.
A new Volkswagen Beetle used to be sold in the Philippines with the starting price of P1,590,000. Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Volkswagen Philippines' local lineup.