Nothing like looking back at tradition.
The Volkswagen Beetle you can buy today is a far better tribute to the original than the 90s favorite New Beetle. That bubble look is gone. And to highlight this fact even further, VW has just unveiled the limited edition Beetle Classic trim. It comes complete with a set of 17-inch "Heritage" aluminum-alloy wheels, rear spoiler, leather-wrapped shifter knob and handbrake lever. There are also two-tone brown "Sioux" leatherette and checked cloth seating surfaces.
Just three colors are offered: Pure White, Black Uni, and Reflex Silver, giving the car sort of an "understated retro look inside and out." Technology wise, buyers will receive Sirius XM satellite radio, nav system, and a multifunction steering wheel. Power comes from 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder paired to a six-speed automatic gearbox. VW points out that the Beetle Classic is the lowest priced model in the Beetle lineup, starting nearly $1,500 lower than the 1.8T automatic model, with a base price of $20,195. The Beetle Convertible Classic is also on its way, going on sale in early 2015 starting at $25,995.