2016 Volkswagen Beetle Glendale CA
After more than six decades gracing the streets of America, it would seem at some point the Beetle would have to hit a plateau, but each year Volkswagen proves itself with a fresh slew of features. It’s already clear the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle in Glendale CA will prove no different, as improved technology combines with iconic looks to keep it reigning supreme for style and fun. After a complete redesign last year, it’s clear VW has done something right, and the automaker plans to continue it.
The previous generation of the Beetle was known for its cute demeanor, but now the vehicle is showing its muscular side with a look that blends the retro appeal of the original Beetle with a modern style that competes with contemporary options. There can be little doubt the Beetle remains popular as a highly customizable choice, and Volkswagen clearly recognizes this, increasing the color options for 2016 to include brighter options that will stand out in a crowd and offering the model as a coupe or convertible.
With a new trim hierarchy, choosing just which features are most important is easier than ever. Standard features in the base trim include the 5-inch MIB II infotainment system, a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, automatic headlights, Bluetooth and power windows and locks.
The Volkswagen Beetle may look like a solid little “Bug” that crawls along the highways, but a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine offers surprising acceleration with 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The R-Line models offer even more, with a 2.0T that delivers up to 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet.
Driving a two ton machine has to be one of the most dangerous activities people perform each day. The VW Beetle is designed to limit injury with a rigid body design, electronic stability control, front and head-thorax side airbags, the VW Intelligent Crash Response and the automatic post-collision braking systems.
See yourself in something new with the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle
What everyone wants to know when a new model years starts is what’s new. For the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle there are a few important changes that make it an improvement over the previous option. Those who have been holding off will notice the pricing first, with the starting MSRP dropping down to $19,795 thanks to a new arrangement of trim levels starting with the S. The SE and the SEL finish out the trim options for a complete array of options that include everything from Car-Net features to navigation.
Adding in greater connectivity is the all-new MIB II infotainment system. The base 5-inch unit is more responsive and features improved graphics, while the larger 6.3-inch capacitive screen is smooth to operate and adds on the Volkswagen App-Connect functions. This means the ability to pair virtually any smartphone to the system through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto or MirrorLink for access to useful phone apps. All of these features are available now on 2016 Volkswagen Beetle models already in the New Century Volkswagen inventory.