If you love a stylish yet functional interior design, practicality, and mid-range engine performance, we suggest you check out the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle. According to Volkswagen, the new model pays proper homage to an icon of the past while still offering thoroughly modern performance and features. The Volkswagen Beetle release date is expected sometime at the fall of 2017.
Even with Volkswagen prioritizing style over function, the Beetle still remains a compelling choice in its class especially considering it may be the most reasonably-priced four-seat convertible on the planet. For 2017, Volkswagen has made several changes and technology add-ons that are meant to offer their latest a more contemporary value and therefore enable it outperform its rivals.
It combines mechanical underpinnings of both the Jetta and the Golf to bring out a unique, morphed and spirited performance and design. Even with its stunning looks, its DNA still reeks of the same flipsides its notable predecessors were known for. Its steering and handling are lackluster, and so is its driving experience. Both the backseat space and the cargo area are modest, relative to what the competition offers.
Alternatives you can consider include the Fiat 500, Kia Forte, Scion TC, and the Mini Cooper. The 2017 Mini Cooper Hatchback price starts from an MSRP of around $20,700, and for that value you get an exceptional blend of fuel efficiency and quickness, a premium interior, a highly customizable cabin, and a sharp handling. The Mini Cooper hatchback release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
The 2017 Scion TC release date, according to rumors, should be expected in the third-quarter of 2017. Some of the reasons that should compel you to wait for the vehicle include lots of newer standard technologies, easy exit and entry, spacious and reclining rear seats, a sporty character inside and out, and a quick acceleration. The Scion TC price is a bit lower than the Mini Cooper’s and starts from around $19,385.
Lastly, the 2017 Fiat 500 redesign has made headway, according to multiple sources. Additional specs include a distinctive styling, surprisingly spacious interior accommodation for two people, impressive fuel economy, and lots of practicality. For such features and many others, the Fiat 500 costs about $16,995 – a bargain compared to any other vehicle in this class.
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available for the Volkswagen Beetle 2017 include a height-adjustable driver seat, heated mirrors, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a media player, an eight-speaker sound system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated mirrors, full power accessories, a CD player, a five-inch touchscreen interface, a folding rear seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rearview camera, three-color ambient lighting, upgraded gauges, satellite radio, premium leatherette upholstery, a sport-tuned suspension system, a height-adjustable driver seat, and an auxiliary audio jack.
Standalone options include automatic bi-xenon headlights, automatic wipers and headlights, a navigation system, keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic sunroof, a blind-spot monitoring system, LED running lights, a leather upholstery, a Fender premium audio system, a power-retractable roof, keyless entry and ignition, and special interior and exterior styling details.
Exterior Volkswagen Beetle colors include Sandstorm Yellow Metallic, Pure White, and Deep Black Pearl. Slight changes on the palette can be expected during its release date next year.
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the Volkswagen Beetle 2017 is a turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine good for 170 hp and 184 lbs. ft. of torque. Pairing is done with the standard six-speed automatic transmission system.
Some of the safety features available on the Beetle include a rearview camera, automatic crash notification, remote door unlocking and geo fencing, a blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, stolen vehicle notification, and traction and stability control.
Check back later for more specs including its MPG, top speed, and 0-60 mph acceleration, as Volkswagen hasn’t offered any tangible clues yet.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 4 in. (100 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 0.4 in. (168.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.2 in. (71.2 in.)
Passenger volume: 85 ft³
Cargo volume: 15,4 ft³
Curb weight: 3012 lbs
Top Speed: 119 mph
0-60: 7,4 sec
MPG: 25/34 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors:
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
2017 Volkswagen Beetle Release Date & Price
Speculations and rumors within and without the industry fraternity has it that the vehicle will most probably go for sale sometime in the fall of 2017.
The 2017 Volkswagen Beetle price starts from an MSRP of around $19,595.