There’s been probably more than ten versions of the current generation Volkswagen Beetle throttling around the globe, the latest Pink Beetle Edition is another to join the likeable VW model’s line-up. Previously showcased as a Concept at the New York Auto Show 2015, production of the Volkswagen Beetle Pink edition has been announced by VW of America and will go on sale in late 2016.
The exclusive run of VW Pink Beetle models will be available in coupe and convertible configuration. The 2017 Pink Beetle will be offered in limited quantities in the States. With a 1.8-liter turbocharged direct-injection TSI engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, Pink Beetle produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, and is poised to become an immediate automotive trending topic.
Offered in its own unique shade of Fresh Fuchsia Metallic paint, the special edition Beetle model’s eye-catching paint is contrasted by gloss-black mirror caps and black running boards. Coupes are fitted with 17-inch multi-spoke Linas aluminum-alloy wheels, while Pink Beetle Convertible models feature the 18-inch five-spoke Twister design. Both coupe and convertible versions have Bi-Xenon headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, LED taillights and LED rear license plate lighting as standard.
Interior design features of the Pink Beetle include a black dashpad with surrounding pink accent and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters. The Pink Club cloth seats are reminiscent of the signature plaid inserts of the GTI, replacing the classic design’s red striping with a perfectly-matched pink hue. Standard equipment includes Volkswagen’s MIB II infotainment system, which serves as the foundation for the VW Car-Net App-Connect suite of features. App-Connect technology enables smartphone integration through three major platforms: CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
The Pink Beetle is fitted with Volkswagen’s Composition Media infotainment system that has a 6.3-inch screen with a capacitive touch sensor (similar to smartphone and tablet technology) to enable gesture controls like swiping and pinch-zooming. MIB II also features a proximity sensor, which detects when a hand is nearby and automatically switches its display to allow easier selection of specific features. USB and Bluetooth connectivity for compatible devices is standard, along with a rearview camera and a 3-month trial of Sirius Satellite Radio. Other standard equipment includes heatable front seats and KESSY Keyless access with push-button start.