2013 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback
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Now offered with a TDI engine that produces 140 hp, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle is a two door subcompact hatchback with seating for four. The Beetle is available with two different petrol engine options; a standard 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine (170 hp/177 lb-ft of torque) and an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine (200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque). Transmission options consist of a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and 6-speed DSG� automatic. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 21 mpg city to 31 mpg highway, depending on engine and transmission selection. Features include bi-xenon, 19-inch alloy heritage wheels, push-button start, sport steering wheel, ambient lighting, sport suspension, touchscreen navigation, premium audio, and hands-free phone capabilities. Safety is comprised of four airbags with integrated side curtain protection, anti-lock braking (ABS), intelligent crash response, and electronic stability control (ESC). The Beetle is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.
Benefits of Driving a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback
With a new, more aggressive design, more spacious interior, plus a trio of tried and true engine options, the 2013 Volkswagen offers a fresh alternative for buyers shopping around for a cool compact. With regards to features, performance and price, the Beetle holds its own against the likes of the MINI Cooper and FIAT 500, with a lower price than the MINI and more practical interior than the FIAT.
What's new for 2013?
After the successful introduction of the redesigned Beetle in 2012, VW has begun to flesh out the lineup. The biggest change for 2013 is the reintroduction of a diesel model (TDI). The diesel promises serious fuel economy for the stylish compact and is rated at 28 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Later in the year VW plans to introduce a special model dubbed the Fender Edition, as in Fender guitars. Featuring a premium sound system leather seating and special styling cues, the Fender edition should satisfy those looking for a more premium version of the iconic Beetle.
- Aggressive styling
- more practical and spacious interior
- sporty turbo performance
- plenty of in-cabin entertainment options
- convertible available
Volkswagen went way back to the drawing board with its reimagining of the Beetle. The new Beetle (VW has dropped 'New' from the name) draws its inspiration from the original Beetle that was made from 1938 through the 1970s. The modern Beetle features a lower, flatter roofline and a more aggressive stance. Of course, the engine is now up front, reflecting modern car design. Overall dimensions have grown, which translates to more interior room for passengers. Those passengers get a combination of retro simplicity in the gauge layout, elegance in the quality of cabin materials and high-tech in the available gizmos and gadgets.