2009 LA Auto Show: 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Final Edition
By KBB.com Editors on December 3, 2009 7:25 AMWith an all-new iteration set to arrive in mid-2011, VW announced at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show that it would usher out this generation of New Beetle with a limited run of 1,500 Final Edition Coupe and Convertible variants. Revealed in Los Angeles and on sale in the spring, each will be set apart from their standard counterparts by unique cosmetic and mechanical enhancements, special Final Edition exterior badging plus a "countdown" number plate on the steering wheel that will commence with unit "1,500" and see the last car in the series be designated as "1." The Final Edition Coupe will be finished in Aquarius Blue with a black top and interior and feature integrated fog lamps while the Convertible will boast a two-tone look with Aquarius Blue and Campanella White bodywork complemented by a matching white soft top and upholstery. Motivation will come from the New Beetle's standard 2.5-liter/150-horsepower four mated to a six-speed Tiptronic automatic and both cars will be fitted with custom five-spoke alloy wheels and a full sport suspension. Pricing for these 2011 VW Final Edition New Beetles starts at $20,240 for the Coupe and $27,170 for the Convertible.