The iconic Volkswagen Beetle has been around for generations, but in 1998, VW introduced the New Beetle. This new model started the retro-futurist design craze in the auto industry and after more than a decade on the market the New Beetle was discontinued in 2010. In 2012 Volkswagen revealed the redesigned VW Beetle.
The first-generation Volkswagen New Beetle was initially offered as a two-door hatchback, but in 2003 the convertible was released. During its release Volkswagen offered the New Beetle in several special-edition models, including limited-edition colors and trim packages. In 2002 Volkswagen added a Sport edition which featured a 1.8-Liter Turbocharged engine, 5-speed manual, 17-inch wheels, and leather interior.
•Standard 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder engine
•Available 1.9-liter turbo diesel (offered until 2006) or 1.8-Liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine
•Full power accessories
•AM/FM/CD stereo system with 10 speakers
•Leather trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
•4-wheel anti-lock brake system
•Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
•Tire pressure monitoring
•Stability and traction control