VW Group Malaysia (VGM) announced the availability of the 200-unit limited-run Beetle.
Based on the range-topping 1.2 TSI Sport variant, the Bug Edition retails at RM146,888 nett. That’s a RM6,000 premium over the regular model, but do note that the recently-introduced Luxury pack – which is included with the Bug Edition and adds bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights and Vienna leather upholstery – itself costs RM6k, so you essentially get the add-ons for the Bug Edition for free.
What are the add-ons, you ask? Well, they include large twin stripes across the bonnet, roof and tailgate, as well as thinner stripes along the flanks, complete with prominent “Bug” script. There’s also a small “Bug” badge at the rear, below the VW tailgate emblem, as well as “Bug” aluminium side sill appliqués.
Otherwise, the kit list looks to be identical to the Sport – aside from the aforementioned xenon headlights and leather upholstery, there’s also 16-inch “Whirl” alloy wheels, dual-zone auto air-con, cruise control, paddle shifters, heated front sports seats and a RCD 510 touchscreen radio/CD player.
No changes to the mechanicals either, so under the bonnet resides the same 1.2 turbo TSI four-pot delivering 105 PS and 175 Nm, mated to the same seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission as before. Colours available for the Bug Edition are Pure White, Deep Black, Saturn Yellow, Tornado Red and Graciosa Brown.