One of the most iconic models ever launched by Volkswagen is receiving a host of new updates to attract even more customers in the UK. It has a new body design and some enhancements for the interior.

The styling changes include sharpened lines for the front bumpers and larger openings around the indicator and fog light surrounds. Meanwhile, the new Beetle R-Line trim has a more sporty bumper design unique to that model. It features extra air intake openings along the upper edge of the bumper.

On the inside, the Volkswagen Beetle’s distinctive cabin has brighter instrument panel lighting and new dials and dash styling for the Design and R-Line models.  New upholstery materials bring further styling options.

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In the new range the Beetle R-Line replaces the previous Sport trim level. The R-Line will be available with Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre TDI 150 PS diesel engine and a choice of either six-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmission.

The new Beetle R-Line also boasts sports suspension, 18-inch ‘Twister’ alloy wheels, and the unique new R-Line bumper. It is also available with a new alloy wheel design, the 18-inch ‘Ashmie Adamantium’, at no extra cost. 

The sporty finish of the Beetle R-Line is enhanced further with a body-coloured rear diffuser and chromed twin exhausts. And the R-Line’s exterior styling is developed with gloss black door mirrors, door protectors and a rear tailgate spoiler.

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Inside, the leather-trimmed three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, which has an R-Line badge insert and coloured stitching too. The seats are finished in ‘Kyalami’ cloth and the R-Line badge is resplendent in the headrests.  Height and lumbar adjustment add to the comfort of the seats.