The VW Beetle is More Special Than Ever

October 28th, 2016 by

Fashion comes in cycles, and each time it comes back around a modern twist is placed on it. The Volkswagen Beetle, an iconic car first made in 1933, is now back and better than ever.

Volkswagen has unveiled a line of Special Edition Beetles, adding a more modern feel to a classic design. These unique models offer the technology, luxury, and performance we’ve come to expect in the 21st century while remaining true to the Volkswagen Beetle’s nostalgic roots.

Beetle Dune
Beetle Dune

One of the special edition Beetles is a descendant from a favorite Volkswagen modification: the dune buggy. There’s no mistaking the Beetle Dune for anything else but a VW bug with an aggressive inspiration.

The widened track and raised suspension is a nod to the Beetle’s dirt-racing history. That theme continues inside with special sport seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. The Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, which brings music and apps from your smartphone to a touchscreen, ensures you’re not sacrificing the modern conveniences you desire for the nostalgia you’re seeking.

Beetle Convertible Denim

Beetle Convertible Denim

What were the 1970’s all about? Denim. This stonewashed blue Beetle is a tribute to the Volkswagen Beetle’s classic Jeans model. For this special edition, Volkswagen took the sporty Beetle convertible and added a rear spoiler, a multi-function sport steering wheel, a color touchscreen, and more.

Only 2,000 of these vehicles will be produced and with a zippy 170 horsepower in the engine, they’ll come off the assembly line fast.


When Josef Ganz designed the Volkswagen Beetle, he likely didn’t envision Barbie-pink and a name after a Twitter hashtag. Meet the Volkswagen #PinkBeetle. The Fresh Fuchsia Metallic paint job covers everything except the wheels and will draw attention on any crowded highway while the pink plaid seats round out the theme on the interior.

This special edition Beetle evolved from a concept car that that was introduced at the 2015 New York Auto Show and is set to hit dealerships in limited quantities in the fall of 2016. But before you dismiss the seriousness of this car, keep in mind that it has already raised more than $30,000 for breast cancer research.

Hit the Street

If the Volkswagen special edition Beetles have caught your interest, stop into Street Volkswagen in Amarillo and speak with one of our associates. We’re happy to talk all things VW, including these spirited special edition models and our own great selection (which we think is pretty special in its own right). See you soon.

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