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2011 Volkswagen Beetle Review and Prices

About 2011 Volkswagen Beetle

The rumor mill in the auto industry is focused largely on the Volkswagen and for a good reason. The unveiling of the 2011 Volkswagen Beetle has brought a lot of promise for the fanatics of this vehicle series with its timely updates such as modern styling, increased interior room, more fuel efficient engine option, and lots of choices for body styles to suit your needs. To see what else is waiting ahead for this series, and for this year’s edition, get more details from the review below.

In an effort to increase its North American sales, the company is introducing full force its new product such as the all-new 2011 Volkswagen Beetle. This vehicle is undergoing a complete overhaul to give this compact car somewhat of a front-drive sporty appeal to it, which felt like a long time coming since the vehicle model was introduced into the market a few years ago. The California design studio is the one responsible for so-called “New New Beetle” but will share the German-engineered platform as the Golf hatchback and Jetta sedan.

For the styling approach on the 2011 Volkswagen Beetle, it will be trading its familiar retro styling for a modern “metro” style. However, it still retains that “Bug” identity due to its subtle revisions. The objective behind this new styling mindset is to increase sales amongst men. This two-door hatchback will also be sporting a more conventional roofline to deliver a smoothly curved liftgate. Other notable exterior styling features for the model include low-riding grille, bulged wheel arches, larger windows, among other things.

2011 Volkswagen Beetle Specs

To appeal more to a buying public that is plagued with a bleak economic future, they are re-focusing on not just style for the 2011 Volkswagen Beetle. Although petite two-seat roadsters, there is a new emphasis on improving fuel economy rating on this one, instead of sticking with nippy road manners. As for the engine choice, the standard on this one is the mid-mounted four-cylinder engine that is paired with a rear-wheel drive system.

When comes to powertrain, the 2011 Beetle will equip with existing 2.5-liter five-cylinder. Aside from existing one consumer will also spot a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel. However, the hybrid version of  2011 VW Beetle will supposed to come with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine together with 27-horsepower electric motor. Speaking about transmissions, the all new Beetle will comprise of five- and six-speed manual transmission.

Pro’s of 2011 Volkswagen Beetle

*New modern “metro” styling appeals to men and women alike;

*Exterior revisions combine with engine to bring better mileage;

*Sporty appeal and performance.

Con’s of 2011 Volkswagen Beetle

*Due to the styling changes and refinements, this one might suffer from a slight price increase.

Pricing Details

The prices for the 2011 Volkswagen Beetle is expected to go up due to rising energy costs and materials for the manufacture of this vehicle. However, it is hard to say for now exactly how much hike the prices will suffer but that is all there is to say for now. Some critics though are looking as far as to examine each aspect of the creation of this vehicle, and in comparison with previous releases, such that they would like to assume that the price range for this year’s edition would suffer from approximately $1,500 to $2,000 increase to raise the price range up to $18,500 to $27,000.

The Bottom Line

The 2011 Volkswagen Beetle is not expected to arrive in the market until the third or fourth quarter of this year. However, this one is quickly looking to be a great option for practical consumers due to its focus on offering low cost yet highly stylish and high-performing sports car.

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