Volkswagen Canada

Volkswagen Canada

January 15, 2015 14:00 ET

Volkswagen Canada Introduces Beetle Classic at Montreal Autoshow

Everything Old is New Again

AJAX, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 15, 2015) -

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When the "New Beetle" arrived in 1998, it created a whole new class of automobile. Retro became trendy, and stylists the world over took notice. In 2011, "The Beetle" took this design one step further, showcasing a perfect blend of old-world looks with modern technology. Today, at the Montréal Autoshow, Volkswagen Canada takes the next step, proudly unveiling the all-new Beetle Classic.

Outside, there is no mistaking the resemblance to the Beetle of our youth. With 17" "Heritage" alloy wheels very much looking the part of traditional Beetle fitment. The shape of the Beetle is unmistakable and inside the look is retro with a modern touch.

Special two-tone cloth and leatherette seats in a checkered brown and beige colour are as stylish as they are comfortable. The colour-coding continues to the dashboard, which perfectly matches the car's exterior.

The look may be classic, yet the features are as modern as can be. Heated front seats and a touchscreen navigation system are standard, as is a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and Sirius XM satellite radio.

The Beetle Classic is powered by Volkswagen's award-winning 1.8L turbocharged engine, which produces 170 hp and 184 lb. ft. of torque. Transmission choices include a smooth-shifting manual or 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic.

Available in four classic colours, the Beetle Classic is priced from just $21,990 and is available now.

About Volkswagen Canada:

Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario. It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and sells the Golf, Golf Sportwagon, Golf GTI, The Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat, CC, Tiguan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and is Europe's largest automaker.

Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.Volkswagen.ca

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