We mentioned this a while back when it launched worldwide, but now you can order the all-new Volkswagen Beetle in the UK.
The car isn't a radical departure from the existing VW Beetle, but it is a flatter, longer, sportier version of the Beetle, with more space to play with inside. According to Motoring, the interior is 'extremely retro' with large instruments, body-coloured inserts and a big glovebox lid that's 'similar to the original old style Beetle'. No vase either, as VW chases the males as much as the females this time.
Prices start at £16,490, with a choice of 104bhp 1.2-litre TSI engine with seven-speed DSG gearbox or a 157bhp 1.4-litre TSI engine with six-speed manual gearbox. More engine options will be added as 2012 progresses.
n terms of extras, the basic Beetle models offers air-con, a CD player, DAB radio and central locking, while moving up to Design gets you 17-inch alloys, Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, along with a a multifunction steering-wheel and body coloured dashboard trim. Go for the top-end Sport and you'll get 18-inch wheels, cruise control, parking sensors and sports seats.
On the downside, that top-end model will set you back £21,220. All will be available to drive away in spring 2012. Lots of detail on the VW site.