Whether a Volkswagen Beetle is from 2018 or from 1938, all of the models maintain the nameplate’s distinct shape and charm. Still, modernity allows room for craftsmanship, amenities and details that would have been far-fetched eighty years ago.
The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle continues to turn heads with its iconic style, which shows no signs of age. The bug eyes are still there and the overall shape is virtually unchanged. In fact, if the light is just right, you might have to take a second look at the car to discern which era it comes from. Still, the Beetle has grown larger as a whole, as have all recent cars because of modern crash regulations that require thicker pillars and bigger crumple zones. If the cost of improved safety is a slightly bigger Beetle, few people seem to mind, and the 2018 model looks no worse for the change.
While the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle boasts the same bug eyes as all its predecessors, the car’s original designers could have only dreamed of installing such a potent source of light to power them. The car is available with Bi-Xenon headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights, which do a better job of illuminating the road in low-visibility conditions while consuming less energy. As an additional upside, they are also more eye-catching. Other modern exterior designs include the distinctively-styled bumpers, the smart 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels, and the sleek rear spoiler that gives the car a truly sporty look. For those who want to make the Beetle truly their own, nickname badging is offered in a variety of different languages in addition to available black mirror caps and a wide array of exterior color options.
The interior of the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle also benefits from modern designs, beginning with a power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof that adds a new layer of enjoyment to every drive. The music and cruise control can be controlled via the buttons on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, which features a flat bottom design to improve ease of entry and exit into the leatherette seats. At night, ambient lighting sets the mood and can be customized to your liking. There are also various nods to vintage designs, such as the Käferfach heritage-inspired glovebox and the retro-modern gauges.
Though the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle barely looks different than its many predecessors, it nonetheless comes with the modern touches and eye-catching details that make it a worthy successor of the Beetle name.
This article is presented by Colonial Volkswagen of Medford in Medford, Massachusetts.