Volkswagen is giving the Beetle range in Europe a mild revision to keep up with the times.

One of the most iconic nameplates in VW’s range is getting redesigned bumpers if you go for the Basic or Design line models. These are now flatter to enable a sportier appearance for the cute little car which in the top-spec R-Line specification also gets revised bumpers. Other changes applied for the European version include tinted LED taillights along with 17-inch Philadelphia or 18-inch Ravenna Adamantium wheels for the Design Line and R-Line models.

Some changes have also occurred inside the cabin where the Euro Beetle now has brighter instrument panel lighting as well as updated styling for the dials and dashpad on the Design Line and R-Line versions. VW is adding three new upholstery options and a new finish for the center console to spice things up and lure in buyers.

All of these novelties are available for both the coupe and cabriolet body styles which continue to be offered with three gasoline and two diesel engines, ranging in power from 105 hp (77 kW) to 220 hp (162 kW).

Pricing remains unchanged, so in Germany the entry-level Beetle Coupe with the 105-hp 1.2 TSI engine continues to cost €18,375 and €22,880 for the equivalent cabriolet. The Denim special edition introduced in United States late last year is now being offered in Europe as well from €23,600. The range will be expanded later this year with the addition of the “ALLSTAR” model from €22,775 which will have several cosmetic tweaks inside and out.

VW is also selling the Beetle in Europe in the posh Exclusive trim based on the Design and R-Line equipment lines. These are obviously more expensive and kick off at €24,200 for the coupe and €28,550 if you want the cabriolet.

The order books are already open, but you will have to wait until the middle of June for the 220-hp Beetle in the R-Line specification.

You may want to grab the Beetle while you still can as back in April we heard a rumor about VW’s plans to (once again) axe the model towards the end of 2018.

Source: Volkswagen

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