Volkswagen Beetle Model History

All New and Used Beetle Model Years and History

The Beetle continues its impressive run, adding more standard features to this year’s model.
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2019 Volkswagen 1215 Beetle 31902 0
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The Beetle’s unique design and robust technology features have enabled it to enamor a modern fan base of loyal drivers.
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2018 Volkswagen 1215 Beetle 31056 0
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The Beetle remains a Volkswagen best-seller years after it was reintroduced.
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2017 Volkswagen 1215 Beetle 29810 0
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Completely redesigned for 2012, the Volkswagen Beetle now sports rougher styling and boasts the same turbocharged engine as the GTI.
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2012 Volkswagen 1215 Beetle 21818 0
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New Car Previews

The unveiling of all-new and redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs headed to a dealer near you for 2019. Preview specific new models for a more in-depth look of what's to come or browse the photos to see what will be revamped from each automaker.

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In 2003, the 1.8T engines were offered on the base GL model. Powered windows and cruise control were now offered as standard features alongside premium alloy wheels. All models, except the base GL, got a new sunroof, too, and the sports trim was eliminated. In 2004, the GLX trim was dropped, a new TDI engine was introduced, and brand new 16” and 17” wheels debuted. New standard safety features were added that included head curtain airbags and better head restraints. MP3 and satellite integration, along with a few new body colors, were the only big changes for 2005. The updated Beatle got a newer, sleeker style, new bumpers (front and back), new headlights and tail lights, a new interior console, new gauge cluster, updated sun visors and a new trim as part of the major 2006 redesign. In 2007, the TDI trim was discontinued. 2008-2010 saw no major changes to the popular new Beetle.

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