KUALA LUMPUR: As the world bids farewell to the Volkswagen Beetle this year, Volkswagen Passenger Cars Malaysia (VPCM) has unveiled an homage to the Bug with the Collector’s Edition Beetle priced at RM164,390 (on-the-road without insurance).
With only 75 units available, the Collector’s Edition Beetle is available in Blue Silk, Pure White, Habanero Orange and Tornado Red.
The Collector’s Edition comes decked out with a list of accessories worth up to RM12,000, including a rear spoiler, decorative film, chrome exhaust tips, aluminium sports pedals, scuff plates, VW Tint and an emblem marking its production run.
All 75 owners will additionally receive an official Collector’s Edition certificate of ownership. Owning a Collector’s Edition Beetle is akin to owning a piece of history, as it is the last special edition Beetle to be offered in Malaysia.
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VPCM managing director Erik Winter said that the Collector’s Edition Beetle is a celebration of the amazing run the Beetle has had.
“All good things must come to an end, and it is the same with this global bestseller. The Beetle has enjoyed a rich history - in Malaysia it is one that dates to when it was assembled in Shah Alam in 1968. In fact, most Malaysians grew up with a connection to the much-loved car.
“No other car has sparked such a cult following and defined generations the way the Beetle has. This is the end of an era, so it is only right that we celebrate the life and times of the Beetle with something truly special that is the Collector’s Edition.”
Cult object and design icon, the award-winning Beetle has captured the hearts and minds of the people in its 80 years of production. Designed by Ferdinand Porsche in 1938, over 21.5 million units have been sold globally, making it one of the best-selling cars of the 20th century.
After three generations, Volkswagen announced that it will cease production of the Beetle. With the original Beetle, the lifespan of this iconic model stretched to 80 years to the time of the infamous Adolf Hitler.
The launch of the Collector’s Edition Beetle is part of Volkswagen’s Bye Bye Beetle campaign, which culminates with The Iconic Gathering happening on the July 13, 2019 in Putrajaya.
Here, Volkswagen will be attempting to break the current Malaysia record of the largest Beetle gathered at one location during the event and is calling out to all owners of the classic and current Beetle to join in the effort.
All Volkswagen models, including the Beetle, come with 3 years free maintenance, 5 years unlimited mileage warranty and 5 years roadside assistance.