When Volkswagen Group Malaysia marked the return of an icon back in September, many bug fans were left wanting more after finding out that the 1.2L TSI variant was the only option. Now though, they have reason to rejoice as VW has stayed true to its promise as the 2.0L TSI model has finally arrived.
The new model launched was previewed during the Beetle’s official launch and it was only a matter of time before it was introduced to the Malaysian market. Under its hood now is a 197hp engine mated to a six-speed DSG. This adds up to a 0-100km/h time of 7.5 seconds and top speed of 223km/h. However, fuel consumption and emissions are kept relatively low, at 7.7 litres/100km and 179g/km CO2 respectively.
The 2.0L TSI comes in the “Sport Line” package, meaning that the car rides on 18-inch alloy wheels and comes with additional features such as a panoramic sunroof, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, aluminium pedals, a 4-link rear suspension, a rear spoiler, sports suspension, twin tailpipes, XDS Extended Electronic Differential Locks, black mirror housings and interior ambient lighting and red-painted brake callipers.
The Beetle 2.0L TSI is priced at RM219,888 and comes in six choice of colours – Tornado Red, Saturn Yellow, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Reef Blue and Oryx White. Head on to our Facebook page for more pictures of the beefed up icon.