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This is the Car That Smiles Back

The VW Beetle didn’t get the name “Love Bug” for nothing. From its connections to the free spirit movement of the 1960s and 70s to the fun, modern commuter you can buy today, the Volkswagen Beetle has been putting a smile on the faces of America for more than half-a-century. Although the old Bug was an inexpensive, reliable form of transportation for hippies and free thinkers alike, there were few creature comforts aside from an AM radio. Today’s Beetle is still dependable and fun, but is filled with a wealth of technological gizmos that will make your smile just a bit wider. Check out the Beetle inventory at Chapman VW Tucson today and take one for a test drive.

Features Moonglow Never Even Thought About

Chances are you wouldn’t have to look far back in the ‘60s to find someone named Moonglow wearing tie dye and driving a Bug. Moonglow would now be a grandparent who would love features like heated power side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED taillights. Moonglow, “Moonie” for short, would also be grooving on the new Beetle’s turbocharged engine and the soft-top convertible that goes from close to open with the touch of a finger. Heated front seats, touchscreen soundsystem and navigation would also blow Moonie’s mind. Safety features such as blind spot monitoring and the VW Car-Net telemetrics system that puts you in touch with an operator during an emergency are also things that weren’t even dreamed about 50 years ago.

Special Editions Recapture Old Magic

Taking the Bug to the beach meant a fun time was about to be has by all, with music, a bonfire and dance. The new Beetle Dune recaptures some of that magic with a cool aggressive stance, rear spoiler and Canyon alloy wheels. This take on the Baja Bug has all the modern features of other V-dubs, but with increased ground clearance so you skim over the speed bumps with ease. The Denim Beetle hearkens back to a time when blue jeans were the only thing anyone wore. The all-new #PinkBeetle (yes, the hashtag is part of the name) is just a fun, fresh look with Fuschia metallic paint and Pink Club cloth seatings. Get in touch with the pros at Chapman VW Tucson to see when you can get your hands on any of the special edition Beetles.

Fun Never Dies When You’re Driving a Beetle

With its 170-horsepower engine giving you all the power you need and the premium sound system cranking up the tunes, you’ll re-live the glory days as the owner of a new VW Beetle. There are plenty of unique colors, nickname badging and other accessories to make your new Bug a reflection of your personal lifestyle.


From Woodstock to Herbie, the Bug Spells Fun

Perhaps your sister had a VW bug when she would ferry you to the beach, or maybe in an earlier life you roamed the country following a band from festival to festival in an old “Flower Child” Bug. Maybe your only memory of a bug is Herbie in the popular Disney movies. Whatever your connection, the VW Beetle continues to be the perfect car for a little summer fun. With a 2-door coupe and convertible model, the Beetle is a unique vehicle with distinctive styling that draws a crowd wherever it goes. See the complete lineup of Beetles at Chapman VW Tucson.

Put the Top Down and Let the Wind Blow

There’s nothing quite as much fun as driving a convertible on a warm summer’s day. The Beetle convertible comes in three different trim packages that start at under $26,000. The Base S model comes with automatic headlights, leatherette seats and a USB port. Move up to the SE and you get push button start with keyless access, a touchscreen infotainment system and rearview camera. The top-of-the-line SEL comes with navigation, 18-inch disc wheels and a premium Fender concert sound system. All convertibles come with an automatic transmission. Add an optional wind deflector to make your rear seat passengers just a bit more comfortable.

1.8L Turbocharged Engine Provides Some Pop

Most Beetles come with a 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower. Step on the gas and this powerful engine produces 184 pound feet of torque, enough to propel you to 60 mph in just 7.6 seconds. The Beetle gets 34 mpg on the highway and has a combined city/highway rating of 28 mpg. Step up to the R-Line package and you get a turbocharged 2.0L engine that produces 210 horses. Despite the additional horsepower, the engine delivers 31 mpg on the highway.

Little Car Gets High Marks on Safety

With standard traction and stability control, antilock brakes and strategically placed airbags, the VW Beetle coupe received the top rating of five stars for overall and side crash protection from government tests. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gave its top rating for side impact and roof strength tests. Additional safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear traffic alert and automatic post-collision braking. A tire pressure monitoring system alerts you when one or more tires require inflation. If you’ve forgotten just how much fun a Beetle can be, take a trip to Chapman VW Tucson for a test drive.