2018 Volkswagen Beetle Roanoke VA
There are plenty of nameplates that last decades on the market, so what does it take to call one an icon? For Volkswagen, the Beetle continues to be a well-known name because of its distinct character. It’s the stand-out, standalone appearance that draws in fans and continues to turn heads. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is a favorite here at our Roanoke VA location because it inspires drivers to continue finding fun behind the wheel. When the day-to-day gets you down, it helps to find a bit of joy even when your travels merely take you to the grocery store to pick up milk.
Is there anything new to entice you into a 2018 VW Beetle? The nostalgia-driven DNA combines with modern touches to keep this compact car relevant in an ever-changing market. More important, perhaps, is an updated 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder DOHC engine mated with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. It may not be the air-cooled model of the past, but we don’t think you’ll mind when you feel the energy of this 174-horsepower Bug.
New trims for the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle
We see frequent trim hierarchy changes within the Volkswagen lineup simply because this German automaker isn’t afraid to switch things up based on consumer feedback. Things are a touch different with the Beetle, however, as trims are often a combination of staple options like the base S, and special edition models that will only remain available for a model year or two before they are gone. For Beetle shoppers, this means that even your color options can set you apart from other owners.
So what can you expect for 2018? The Beetle Dune, a grade based on the Baja Bug of the past, continues as a sand-friendly option. New is the Beetle Coast, a trim based on the Wave concept seen at the 2015 New York Auto Show. It’s finally available, albeit with a new name, but also with a fresh color option: Deep Sea Teal Metallic. This cool-as-a-cucumber model is inspired by surfers and beach bums, with a wood-appearance surfboard-inspired dashboard and Pepita cloth seating reminiscent of ocean waves. The coupe model naturally comes with a standard sunroof so you won’t miss out on warm rays even when you’re behind the wheel, but a convertible option is also offered for the true top-down experience.
Other Volkswagen Beetle trims include the S, S with Style and Comfort and SE. Find out what each trim level offers, along with availability and pricing, when you stop by First Team Volkswagen for a test drive.