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Event Blast: Volkswagen 21st Century Beetle

By Monday, July 16, 2012

The Volkswagen Beetle is back! Wheeeee. Can i say how much i love the Beetle? My friends kinda hate it because of the Beetle game i play- the one that allows you to smack someone really hard on the head when you see one (gotta shout Beetle at the same time). If you don't know about this game, you don't have a childhood. Period. Anyway i have always loved the cute look. What can i say? It's a girly thing. The cute dashboard with little touches like the flower vase and the cute button look.

Anyway, after more than a decade since its debut in 1998, the latest Beetle has finally gotten a major face lift and it has been completely redesigned for 2012.

This car is definitely more dynamic, masculine and sportier than its predecessor. It's a little squashed from above but the interior is wider, lower and longer, giving it more classic proportions and legroom plus a bigger boot. For the boys, how does a 200-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI© engine sound? Try this and you'll find out. There is also the Turbo charged version 2.5l in-line 5 cylinder engine, same as that of the VW Golf. Other sensible electronics feature and control interface such as Bluetooth, iPod and navigation system are present. Did i also mention that Fender®™ Premium Audio system is part of the latest update? Quality sound to accompany a quality drive. Woah.

Catch it at the VW showroom now. You can also see it at Knightsbridge and Raffles City till 22 July Sunday (12pm to 9pm). These are not ordinary displays though, it's in fact a TALKING car. He will talk to you, take a picture with you and that would be uploaded on the VW Beetle Fanpage at I'm going to make an appointment for a test drive soon. It may just turn out to give my other favorite, the Mini Cooper S, a run for the competition.

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