What sets the Wolfsburg Edition apart from the Dune (which now slides in as the base model Beetle)? The reduced line-up essentially offers a pair of distinctly different options for Canadian buyers, with the Wolfsburg attenuating much of the Dune’s sporty character in favour of offering a more stylish, and affordable, entry point to the car.
For $24,475, the Beetle Wolfsburg Edition’s drivetrain remains true to what was found under the hood the year before, which means 174 horsepower from a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a touchscreen infotainment system are standard, as is navigation, automatic climate control, heated seats, and leather trim throughout the cabin.
Cosmetically, the Wolfsburg can be spec’d with either a 17-inch alloys or a unique 18-inch chrome “Disc” rim that’s meant to simulate a classic whitewall tire (part of the P2V Style package, which also includes diamond stitching on the car’s leather upholstery, front and rear, HID headlights, LED taillights, and sport seats, as its highlights). Also in the cards are two unique colours (a light beige and a “Stonewashed” blue), a little extra chrome on the outside, and a colour-matched dash pad on the interior. Like all Beetles, the Wolfsburg is available as both a coupe and a convertible – AutoTrader, Canada.
Information courtesy Sem Gijssels.