2018 Volkswagen Beetle Coast Special Edition
The Volkswagen Beetle has long been a favorite among VW fans. Is it because the model, originally called the Type 1, is the first “People’s Car”? Or is it the fact the model continues to stand out as a whimsical choice in the compact segment? Either way, drivers continue to express pride in the Bugs, whether they’re riding in a vintage model or coming home with something new. In order to continue driving enthusiasm, VW frequently offers Special Edition models that change almost annually. This means shoppers looking for a unique option can have a Beetle modified to speak to them, while still offering that same VW DNA that makes it such a popular choice. This year, the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Coast has been added to the lineup, with its unveiling surprisingly falling under the radar.
What is the 2018 VW Beetle Coast?
You’re probably familiar with many of the recent Special Edition models that have come and gone. We had previously seen a #PinkBeetle, Beetle Denim and the Dune (inspired by the Baja Bug) continues to thrive into 2018. The Coast is inspired less by off-roading adventures and more by the easy-breezy feel of those living near the ocean. Many models in the past, particularly the Microbus, have been associated with a “hippie lifestyle.” Relaxed, chill and just enjoying life’s little moments under the sun.
The Beetle Coast, which features the new 2.0-liter engine that offers up 174 horsepower, has a number of features that will inspire your calmer side. Chief among them is a unique surfboard-look dashboard and Pepita cloth seats that will remind you of ocean waves. Of course, you also won’t want to deny yourself the feel of the wind on your hair if you opt for the coupe, so a panoramic sunroof is standard on this trim. Although, the Coast is also offered on the Beetle Convertible.
One other thing that stands out for the Beetle Coast is an exclusive color option, Deep Sea Teal Metallic. It’s a cool blue/green color that just might be our new favorite. Are you interested in the 2018 Beetle Coast? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Karen Radley Volkswagen Blog.