Volkswagen Beetle Launch at Das Auto Show 2012 at KL Convention Centre, The Icon is Back!

The Icon is Back 
I am sexy and I know it…

Last friday night Volkswagen Malaysia launched the Beetle at Das Auto Show 2012 in KL Concention Centre. The Icon is Back and I am in love again... omg!!! The moment I set my eyes on this cutie pie Beetle… I am gone! in love head over heels with the Beetle Tornado Red. 

Tornado Red Beetle

The whole Volkswagen launch event and the Das Auto Show 2012 was really WOW me and everyone that night. Thumbs up to the whole team for putting up such an awesome show, great efforts (I mean look at the engineering works poured in to set the whole venue plus all the cars, entertainments, photo booths, f&b, plus my tornado red beetle  … It was really a spectacular show and Das Auto Show 2012 really cool, indeed engaging. 

(From left) Mr Ricky Tay, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia and 
Mr Weiming Soh, President of Commercial Operations China / ASEAN

Mr Ricky Tay, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia

Speaking at the launch, the Volkswagen Group Malaysia Managing Director Mr.Ricky Tay said, “The Beetle was first seen on Malaysian roads back in the 50s and it soon became a popular choice among households. Malaysia and the Beetle have evolved together. The car is still a favourite among classic car enthusiasts and Beetle fans in the country. The last few months have seen us speak to numerous followers of the brand and the car, and we know that the Beetle is still a favourite among people. It is a car that transcends gender, class and background to become a favourite among people, thanks to its timeless shape and consistently evolving technology. The Beetle is truly the people’s car”.

Mr Weiming Soh, President of Commercial Operations China / ASEAN

(From left) Mr Ricky Tay, Managing Director of Volkswagen Group Malaysia and Mr Weiming Soh, President of Commercial Operations China / ASEAN answering the questions at the press conference

spectacular show at the Beetle launch 

 amazing screen & sound system

do you like this Candy White Beetle?

Beetle... you are a superstar with so many spotlights and camera on you

The Beetle - The Icon is Back
Its Bolder, more dynamic, masculine, The Beetle features a clear, confident and superior athleticism. The car is not only lower but also considerably wider; the hood is longer, the recessed windshield much steeper. All this leads to a new dynamic design, powerful appearance and muscular tension.

In comparison with the model it replaces, the New Beetle, the new car is significantly bigger and wider. There is additional headroom and legroom while the boot space is bigger. Inside, the dashboard has been given a unique touch. It has the form and colour of the front facia painted  in body colour, which makes an instant visual connection, to the original Beetle, and yet looks evolved and modern.

Regardless of the colour scheme, contols are within easy reach, instinctive to use and clearly spaced out. The design, ergonomics, use interfaces and quality intermesh like gears to create a new, friendly car with maximum individuality.

Similar to the original Beetle, in certain equipment versions the new Beetle has an extra glove box ‘Beetle box’ on the passenger’s side which is integrated in the front facia; its lid swings upward. Also integrated is the standard glove box that opens downward.

The car is 1,808mm wide (84mm wider than the model it replaces), 1,486mm tall (12mm lower) and 4,278mm long (152mm longer). In parallel, the development team has increased the car’s track widths (front: 1,578mm, 63mm wider; rear : 1,544mm, 49mm wider) and wheelbase (2,537mm; + 22mm).

What’s more, it is a practical everyday car; four adults have plenty of space, even on long trips and the boot can handle up to 310 litres of luggage and with the seats folded flat, up to a maximum of 951 litres can be available.

Volkswagen Chief Designer Walter se Silva (Volkswagen Group) and Klaus Bischoff (Volkswagen Brand) saw the need to create a classic yet modern design, with the Beetle brand and the product going beyond norms. 

Yes! we all love the Beetle

Beetle 1.2L 105PSTSI 
The entry level beetle comes with a 1.2L TSI power plant. This 1.2-litre turbo-charged motor pumps out 105PS and 175NM of torque, between 1,550 and 4,100rpm. This enables the car to reach 100KM/h in 10.9 seconds and goes all the way to its top speed of 180Km/h. Despite excellent acceleration performance, this power automobile  still returns remarkable fuel consumption wth 5.9 litres/100km on the combined cycle. Carbon emissions are kept to minimum of just 137g/km CO2.   

As of trim, this varant is eguipped  with a  7-speed Direct  Shift  Gearbox [DSG]  That  contributes to the car’s benefits. The  1.2L  TSI version will be equipped with Design  Line package which consists of 16-inch  alloy  wheels, and matching  body coloured  dashboard and mirror housings.

 check out the prices now
Beetle 1.2L 105PS TSI road tax only RM 55 per year

The Beetle is available in candy white, Tornado Red, Saturn yellow, Reflex Silver, Deep Black, Platinum Grey and Graciosa Brown. After being launched at the Volkswagen Das Auto Show 2012 on 7 Sept, the Beetle 1.2L TSI is now selling at the price from RM 139,888.

This Tornado Red Beetle now belongs to me muahaha... 
thanks Volkswagen Malaysia
(psssst is a thumb drive)

For more information, visit:-

Volkswagen Malaysia Website

Volkswagen Malaysia Facebook Page

Volkswagen Malaysia Twitter  


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