Volkswagen is broadening the appeal of its New Beetle with the introduction of a 1.6-litre model which will cost just £12,995 'on the road'. Since its launch in left-hand drive, and right-hand drive introduction in January 2000, the New Beetle has turned heads across the country. But until now it has been available with just one engine, the 2.0-litre 115 bhp. With the same striking looks, Volkswagen quality and appeal and similar level of specification, the 1.6 is set to make the model even more popular.