A front quarter view of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle in front of an ocean background

2018 Volkswagen Beetle near Cleveland, OH

It has been nearly 70 years since the very first Volkswagen Beetle was put up for sale in the United States. During the intervening seven decades, the instantly recognizable hatchback has come a long way since its humble beginnings to its current iteration as a fun-to-drive vehicle with lots of high-tech features and performance to spare. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle near Cleveland, OH has arrived in the Spitzer VW showroom and is ready for potential customers to schedule a test drive. For the new model year, the 2018 Beetle is getting new and more powerful engine and is no longer using the previous 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine.

New Beetle part of People's Warranty Program

Volkswagen is also folding the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle into its industry-best warranty program. Like the 2018 versions of the VW Tiguan and the all-new Atlas, the 2018 Beetle offers owners the protections of the People's Warranty and its six-year or 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

The latest Volkswagen technology is very well represented inside of the 2018 VW Beetle. All available trims will feature the MIB II infotainment system, providing a strong foundation for customers to have more capability added with higher trims. Other standard features include a touchscreen interface, auxiliary jack and at least one USB port. The Discover Media system with GPS navigation capability can be added to SE models and above.

Special Edition

Volkswagen has added a new special edition of the 2018 Beetle for customers to consider. Called the Coast, it pays homage to the car's free spirit soul with an exclusive Deep Sea Teal paint scheme, dashboard appointments which resemble surf board wood and rugged floor mats.

Performance

The 2018 VW Beetle is one of the most powerful ever built with its new powerplant. A turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine is now under the hood making 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Fuel Economy

Efficiency has always been a strong suit for the Beetle as a platform and that continues with the 2018 model. Models with the new engine have an EPA fuel economy score of 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

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