KUALA LUMPUR: The VW Beetle 2.0l TSI is now available following its launch today.
The 2.0l TSI will be offered here in the ‘Sport Line’ package, which would immediately distinguish it from the 1.2 TSI variant introduced in September.
The Beetle 2.0l TSI variant comes with the iconic design, and has more power and torque, added features, and conveniences.
“This car would appeal to enthusiasts who want more from their Beetle," said Volkswagen Group Malaysia managing director Ricky Tay.
"It has a more powerful engine, looks sportier and has added features and technological innovations.”
The car comes with a 2.0l TSI 200PS engine, which is mated to a 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), and can accelerate to a top speed of 223kph.
However, it returns a low combined fuel consumption of 7.7 litres/100km and 179g/km CO2 emission. The 0-100kph dash takes 7.5 seconds.
Being offered in the “Sport Line” package, the 2.0l TSI will feature ‘Twister’ 18-inch alloy wheels, 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 comes with bi-xenon headlights for the first time. Some 15 LEDs frame the xenon module on the outer perimeters of the headlights; they implement the daytime running lights.
The panoramic roof is transparent and it can be tilted or opened. It is 80 per cent larger (glass surface area) than on the previous model.
The insulating glass blocks 99 per cent of UV radiation and 92 per cent of heat energy.
The car also is equipped with the RCD 510, which is an integrated 6-disc CD changer, interface for SD cards and touchscreen.
The dashboard has been given a unique touch. It has the form and colour of the front fascia (dash pad) in black painted, which makes an instant visual connection, to the original Beetle, and yet looks evolved and modern.
This 2.0l TSI follows the introduction of The Beetle at the Volkswagen Das Auto Show 2012 held in September, where The Beetle 1.2l TSI variant was officially introduced.
At the show, the 2.0l TSI also made an appearance.
The car is available in Tornado Red, Saturn Yellow, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Reef Blue and Oryx White, and is priced at RM219,888.
For more information, visit the Volkswagen Group Malaysia site.