The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic starts at $20,195

Pricing and details for the next model-year 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic were announced and the new Beetle Classic, as it’s called, starts at $20,195.

What is it? Well, it’s a Beetle for starters. And it’s being called the Beetle Classic because it comes with a simplistic look thanks to its vintage-style painted alloy 17-inch wheels, added rear spoiler, and the choice of three plain colors: Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver. Otherwise, the Beetle Classic comes equipped with Volkswagen’s standard 1.8L turbo-four with 170hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.

The insides get some classic appointments as well, such as a standard sat-nav system with satellite radio, a multi-function steering wheel, and interior two-tone color options with checked cloth centers, like found in the GTI.

This Beetle Classic trim can also be had on the convertible for even the most retro customers, like hipsters. And that starts at $25,995. For full details, check out the press release after the jump.

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CLASSIC MODEL GOES ON SALE, PRICED FROM $20,195

Limited-edition 1.8T Coupe further improves the Beetle’s compelling value story

Herndon, VA – Today, Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced that the limited-edition Beetle Classic model will go on sale this week, starting at $20,195 for the 1.8T Coupe. This new model enhances the value story for the Beetle, adding a host of new features in addition to the Beetle’s already extensive list of standard equipment. Currently, this is the lowest priced model in the Beetle lineup, starting nearly $1500 lower than the Beetle 1.8T automatic.

The Classic trim features 17-inch “Heritage” aluminum-alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a leather- wrapped shifter knob and handbrake lever, Sirius XM® Satellite Radio, an RNS® 315 navigation system, a multifunction steering wheel, two-tone brown “Sioux” leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces, comfort front seats with driver’s side lumbar support, and a six-speed automatic transmission. The car is available in three colors-Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver-and has an understated retro look inside and out.

The Beetle Convertible Classic will go on sale early in 2015, starting at $25,995. It adds the same interior and exterior features as the Coupe. Both the Coupe and the Convertible are fitted with the 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. The Beetle 1.8T Coupe has an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating of 33 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission, and the 1.8T Convertible achieves 32 mpg.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA, INC. 2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive Herndon, Virginia 20171 (703) 364-7000 media.vw.com @VWnews research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles through approximately 644 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

Notes:
This press release and images of the 2015 Beetle Classic are available at media.vw.com.

“RNS”, “TSI”, “Volkswagen”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “SiriusXM Satellite Radio” is a trademark of SiriusXM Radio, Inc.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

All prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude $820 Destination and Handling.

Available EPA fuel economy estimates are provided and identified as such. Individual mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.

Chris Chin

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