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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volkswagen Beetle

Overall verdict
So much better than the last Beetle. Now feels like a proper VW Group car


Looks, handling, good range of engines, much improved over the last one


It's less practical than a Golf - as if you care a jot about that


What is it?

This car is a vast improvement on its predecessor. Basing it on the current Golf platform is a good start. It’s not as practical as a regular hatch, but much more fun to own and be seen in.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.4 TSI 150 Design 3dr
8.7s 132g/km 49.6 150 £21,455
The cheapest
1.2 TSI 3dr
10.9s 126g/km 52.3 105 £17,155
The greenest
2.0 TDI 110 BlueMotion Tech Design 3dr
11.0s 113g/km 65.7 110 £21,355
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