Volkswagen has completed the new Beetle range by introducing two more engine derivatives. The move also lowers the entry-level price by £1400, and reduces the entry-level carbon dioxide emissions.
The new models are available to order from UK VW dealers now, with first deliveries scheduled for January.
The newcomers include the 1.2TSI 105 S with a six-speed manual gearbox (joining the DSG version of the same powerplant); and the 1.6TDI 105PS with BlueMotion Technology. The diesel is offered with either a five-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission. Both are available in entry-level ‘Beetle’ or ‘Design’ trim.
The new entry-level 1.2TSI costs £15,195, £1405 cheaper than the current starting point for the range (for the same 1.2-litre engine but with a DSG gearbox).
Entry-level carbon dioxide emissions are lowered by 12% to 113g/km thanks to the addition of the 1.6TDI engine with BlueMotion Technology.
The new, smaller diesel — which costs £17,030, more than £3k less then the previous cheapest oilburning Beetle — also delivers 65.7mpg.