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New Volkswagen Beetle soon in India

Last updated on: April 7, 2011 13:52 IST

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If you draw up a list of iconic evergreen car models the Volkswagen Beetle will feature somewhere on the top in that list.

While car models have come and gone the Volkswagen Beetle holds its ground firmly and still manages to win the hearts of car lovers worldwide.

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The Bug, as it is lovingly called, is all set to be unveiled in a new avatar in Shanghai on April 18.

After which it will be the star attraction in New York and Berlin.

A release by Volkswagen defines the new Beetle as a reinterpretation of the silhouette of the original from which it borrows most of its design elements.

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These new design elements are teamed with latest technology making it a perfect blend of old and new.

Though most of the details about this new avatar of Beetle have been kept under wraps but there are a few speculations regarding the cars new look doing rounds.

It is expected that this new model will have a longer wheel base and more rear cabin space.

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The new model will flaunt a sportier look with a swept-back windscreen, flatter roofline and a more curvaceous rear window and hatch.

Other new features might include new headlights, grille and higher-quality materials.

The new beetle might also have an open-top version.

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The Indian retro-styled Volkswagen Beetle has been well accepted and is selling in good numbers.

So, it is likely that the new model might make it to India shortly after its foreign launch.

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The Volkswagen Beetle available in India is imported as a completely built unit from its Mexico plant and comes with a 2.0L4-cylinder petrol engine capable of producing 115bhp of maximum power at 5400rpm and 172Nm of maximum torque at 3200rpm.

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It is teamed with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Bug does 0 to 100kmph sprint in 11.2 seconds and touches the top speed mark of 180kmph.

The car is loaded with all the necessary luxury car features including ABS,EBD braking system, 6 CD changer, heat insulated tinted glass, 15" alloy wheel set.

Volkswagen has positioned the Beetle as a lifestyle model as part of its brand building exercise.

It retails with a price tag of Rs 21,34,385 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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