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New VW Beetle 1.2 TSI

Trouble... the Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI has eclipsed the rest of its siblings.

By Stephen Turvil
Sep 25, 2012
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Trouble... the Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI has eclipsed the rest of its siblings. That is guaranteed to cause rows within the family. Its strength is not that it is the most powerful or the best equipped - it is, in fact, the cheapest by a considerable margin. That means it is likely to find favour in these challenging economic times. Let us talk numbers. The all- new Beetle 1.2 TSI has a list price of £15,195 on the road. That is £1,405 cheaper than its closest relation, and £8,250 less than its top of the range sister. The latter figure, in fact, is more than an entry-level Volkswagen up! No wonder more expensive Beetles are after its blood. The 1.2 TSI also has sensible running costs as it averages 47.9mpg, and can be taxed in year one for £120. The least efficient returns 36.7mpg and the first tax disc is £325.

Despite being the entry-level trim, the all-new Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 TSI 105PS has a respectable specification. That must irritate its sibling too. Highlights include the smooth six- speed manual transmission, electronic stability programme, air-conditioning, MP3 playback, and the hill-hold function that prevents it rolling backwards on slopes. It has a class competitive 310-litre boot too. Cargo capacity can also be increased to 905-litres by folding the rear seats flat. Not vast, but no less than the rest of the range. This complements sure footed handling, but the ride can feel less composed than some people like. That brings us to image. The Beetle, irrespective of its trim, is one of the most iconic cars on the road. All the more pleasing that it can now be part of your clan for a rock bottom price. Sibling rivalry, ey.

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By Stephen Turvil
Sep 25, 2012