It has been described in many ways, from cute to curious, right on through to iconic. If you hadn’t guessed already, we’re talking about the Volkswagen Beetle, a model that has been influential in shaping automotive history, while having some of the most colourful fans in the world.
Among the famous names that have owned at least one “Love Bug” include comedian Jerry Seinfeld, supermodel Heidi Klum, Jay Leno, Chris Pratt and even Mr Wolverine, Hugh Jackman. While celebrities may attract the headlines, tales like Kathleen Brooks’s 73-year old “Annie” help to further cement just how passionate Beetle fans can be.
Sadly, the tale of the Bug is coming to an end, with production of the famous nameplate set to be discontinued. Therefore, if you’ve been longing to be a part of the vast Beetle owners club, don’t waste this last chance to claim one as your own.
Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) is making that dream even more attainable with savings of up to RM2,000 on the Beetle Sport, provided you place a booking before the end of March 2019. With only around 300 units up for grabs, securing one of the very last few new Beetles is a rather exclusive experience.
The Beetle Sport is powered a 1.2 litre four-cylinder TSI engine with 105 PS and 175 Nm of torque, which is paired with a seven-speed DSG gearbox. The exterior features 17-inch ‘Rotor’ alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlamps and a choice of four finishes – Blue Silk, Pure White, Habanero Orange and Tornado Red.
Like the exterior, the interior combines functionality and fun, with body-coloured dashboard trim and accents, two-zone climate control, sports seats, Vienna leather upholstery and a 6.5-inch Composition Media touchscreen infotainment unit.
A combination of timeless design, a capable powertrain and a comprehensive list of equipment makes the Beetle Sport a perfect daily companion. So, if you’ve ever been bitten by the “Love Bug,” you’d better hurry and get one while you still can.
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