The new Volkswagen Beetle will cost from £16,490 and is available to order now. Three trim levels and two engines are offered from launch – a 104bhp 1.2-litre TSI and 1.4-litre TSI producing 158bhp - with two more engines to follow.
Trim levels include Beetle, Design and Sport, with air conditioning and DAB radio standard across the range. Entry-level cars are available with a 1.2-litre unit and seven-speed DSG transmission only.
Mid-spec Design models - offered with DSG or a six-speed manual ‘box in 1.2 and 1.4-litre guise - add 17-inch alloys, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, front fog lights and a multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Range topping Sport versions include 18-inch alloys, tinted windows, cruise and climate control, sports seats, parking sensors and gloss black door mirror housings. A six-speed manual ‘box mated to the more powerful engine is only available here.
Keyless entry, sat-nav, a panoramic sunroof and bi-xenon headlights are available as options as is VW's 400W Fender sound pack, which costs £495.