New, value-laden VW Beetle 1.8T S model
New naming strategy simplifies the lineup: 1.8T models run S, SE, SEL and 2.0L TDI® Clean Diesel models and R-Line models run SE and SEL.
MIB II infotainment systems with USB across the lineup, VW Car-Net App-Connect on all but base model
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System added as a standard feature
New lighting package
Four new exterior colors introduced throughout model year
For 2016, a new value-oriented 1.8T S model enters the Beetle lineup. It will offer a rear spoiler; 16-inch Whirl aluminum-alloy wheels; automatic headlights and an auto-dimming mirror; cloth seats; front lumbar supports; leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and parking brake; a 5-inch MIB II touchscreen radio with USB; and a six-speed automatic transmission, all for under $20,000.
The lineup continues with the well-equipped 1.8T SE (replacing the 1.8T base from model year 2015), which includes; a 6.3-inch MIB II touchscreen radio with USB and VW Car-Net App-Connect; voice control; and a rearview camera. The 1.8T SEL (replaces 1.8T w/ Sunroof) adds 18-inch Disc aluminum-alloy wheels; navigation; and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert. Changes to the TDI and R-Line models largely mirror revisions to the TSI lineup, except they’ve been streamlined to SE (replacing base model) and SEL (replacing models w/ Sunroof, Sound & Navigation).
A new lighting package is available for 2016 on all 1.8T and TDI models and R-Line SE, including Bi-Xenon headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights and an LED rear license plate light.