The Volkswagen New Beetle is a compact car, introduced by Volkswagen in 1997, drawing heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original Beetle. Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front, driving the front wheels, with luggage storage in the rear.
Strong public reaction to the Concept One convinced the company that it should develop a production version which was launched as the New Beetle in 1997 for the 1998 model-year, based on the Golf IV's larger PQ34 platform. The New Beetle is related to the original only in name and appearance.
The New Beetle carries many design similarities with the original VW Beetle: separate fenders, vestigial running boards, sloping headlamps, and large round taillights, as well as a high rounded roofline.
This Miami Limited Edition example introduced the upgrated 1.6-litre engine with 102 PS and 148 Nm two years before it was available for the standard model. It has only 2 previous owners, full service history. New front lamps and flashlight has been changed with the last service. The current MOT is valid until 12/23.
|First registration date||27.08.2004|
|Body Type||Hatchback / Coupe|
|Engine||1.595 ccm, 102 PS, I4|
|Steering||Left Hand Drive|
|Layout||Front Wheel Drive|
|Color - exterior||Blue|
|Color - interior||Grey|
|Miles/Kilometers shown||148.042 kms|
|Chassis / VIN||WVWZZZ9CZ5M501800|
|Location - Country||Czech Rep.|
|Location - City||Hradec Kralove|
2-door hatchback / coupe body type; FWD (front-wheel drive), manual 5-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 1595 cm3, advertised power: 75 kW / 101 hp / 102 PS, torque: 148 Nm; characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4081 mm, width: 1724 mm, wheelbase: 2500 mm; reference weights: base curb weight: 1287 kg; top speed: 179 km/h (declared by factory)