Archive for the ‘Volkswagen Beetle’ Category

Volkswagen Pays Homage to the Iconic Beetle with “The Last Mile” Animated Short Film

Thursday, January 9th, 2020
Image of the Volkswagen Beetle in the Last Mile animated short film

The Volkswagen Beetle has an illustrious history and is beloved by automotive enthusiasts all over the world, with its curvy silhouette, fun-to-drive, and cultural significance. Seven decades after the Beetle made its debut, production has ended. To pay homage to the iconic nameplate, Volkswagen enlisted the help of celebrities like Andy Cohen, Kevin Bacon, and Ren McCormack in “The Last Mile” animated short film. 


The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle and Passat Win Vincentric Best Value Awards

Monday, February 18th, 2019
Side view of cream-colored 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

The Volkswagen brand has plenty of things going for it, but one standout quality that runs throughout the model lineup is the excellent value of the vehicles, with luxurious styling and premium features offered at an affordable price. This is backed up by the Vincentric’s Best Value in America Awards that were recently announced for the 2019 VW Beetle and 2019 VW Passat. (more…)

Volkswagen Undertakes a Restoration Project for a 51-Year-Old VW Beetle

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019
Restored 1967 VW Beetle with a sunset in the background

This year marks the end of an era for Volkswagen, for it’s the last year that the iconic VW Beetle will be produced. As production winds down at the VW Beetle production facility in Puebla, Mexico, the team there undertook an inspiring restoration project of a 51-year-old VW Beetle for a longtime owner in California. (more…)

What do the Volkswagen Model Names Mean?

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018
2018 VW Atlas and Tiguan Car Seat Check Honor Roll Award

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we’ve got a wide inventory of vehicles with distinct names in our Venice area showroom, but what do they mean? Volkswagen, itself, means “the people’s car” in German, and speaks to the popularity of this brand. Many of the current model names also have interesting, unique meanings:

  • Beetle: This iconic VW vehicle received its current name from its unique shape resembling the bug — although most don’t know it was originally called the Volkswagen Type 1.

  • CC: The recently retired VW CC is one of the more straightforward VW names, meaning “Comfort Coupe”.

  • Eos: This convertible is named after the Greek goddess for dawn, since the convertible offers unbeatable views of our mountainous skyline.

  • Golf: The Golf is named for the natural occurring Gulf Stream.

  • Jetta: This name translates to “jet stream,” hinting at its sporty performance.

  • Tiguan: This spacious SUV’s name comes from a combo of “tiger” and “leguan”, which means “iguana” in German.

  • Touareg: This VW SUV was named after the nomadic Tuareg people of the Saharan desert — encouraging you to go on adventures to new destinations.

Find the Volkswagen That Best Fits You

At Volkswagen Santa Monica, we have a great selection of new and used Volkswagen models for drivers from Culver City to Silver Lake and throughout the surrounding LA areas. Contact us to schedule a visit to our showroom, so you can test drive these Volkswagen models and learn about how to finance your new vehicle.

What’s Up With Volkswagen Beetle Eyelashes?

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
Volkswagen Beetle outline

More Volkswagen Beetle Eyelashes

Volkswagen Beetle eyelashes are a fun way to customize your Beetle. They adhere to the area just above the headlights to give the already friendly front end of the Beetle an even more distinctive look. It’s just one way drivers customize their cars with VW Bug accessories. Find out today how you can customize your affordable VW Beetle in Santa Monica.

Add Car Eyelashes to Your Beetle To Turn Heads

If you’re considering adding Eyelashes to your Beetle, you’ll want to know the following information:

  • Most car eyelashes apply with automotive trim tape, the same tape used to adhere many different trim accessories.

  • Volkswagen Beetle eyelashes attach securely enough to drive at highway speeds, and they even stay on during touchless car washes.

  • Eyelashes that adhere with 3M double sided automotive trim tape won’t damage your paint.

  • If you decide to remove your car lashes to change up your car’s style, most can be taken off quickly with a citrus-powered cleaner.

Eyelashes add an extra element of style to your Beetle. Of course, you’ll need a car to apply them to, and that’s where Volkswagen Santa Monica comes in.


Learn More About the Volkswagen Beetle

Since it arrived in America in 1949, drivers have had a love affair with the Volkswagen Beetle, and it’s continued to the present day. Volkswagen Santa Monica is proud to carry a wide range of Beetle trims and accessories, including convertible models. These days, you can expect the following from a Beetle:

  • A standard turbocharged engine for thrilling drives down Highway 1

  • Updated tech including Bluetooth streaming

  • The same iconic style you expect from the Beetle

Discover the difference between the Volkswagen Passat and the Volkswagen Beetle, and learn more about all of our models with a call to our dealership.

How Much is a Volkswagen Beetle?

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Volkswagen Beetle

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle price is dependent on the trim level you choose, but you can get one of these fun-loving head turners for as low as $20,220 MSRP*. Here are out the prices of the Volkswagen Beetle models break down as you move up the trim-level ladder.

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Volkswagen Beetle S

Starting at $20,220 MSRP*, the base trim on the 2018 VW Beetle gives you more than you might expect for your money, including:

  • 2.0L Turbo engine
  • Rearview camera display
  • Bluetooth® phone streaming and audio connectivity
  • Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system

Volkswagen Beetle S with Style and Comfort

Tack on the Style and Comfort package to the base trim for $21,695 MSRP*, which comes complete with:

  • V-Tex leatherette upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 6.3-inch Composition Media touchscreen

Volkswagen Beetle Coast

Next up in the lineup is the mid-level Coast trim, which starts at $23,120 MSRP* and gets your features like:

  • Unique Pepita cloth upholstery
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Surfboard dashboard design

Volkswagen Beetle SE

As the penultimate trim in the VW Beetle lineup, the SE starts at a still affordable MSRP from $24,020*. For that amount, you’ll get the following features tacked on:

  • Keyless entry and push-button start
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Blind Spot Monitor

Volkswagen Beetle Dune

At the top of the VW Beetle trim ladder is the Dune, which comes in at $26,790* and gets you several stylish additions:

  • 18-inch “Canyon” alloy wheels
  • Exclusive front and rear bumper design
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps

Finance the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle at Volkswagen Santa Monica

The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle is on sale now in a variety of trim levels at Volkswagen Santa Monica, where you’ll find its standout exterior and generous tech features on display. Finance or lease the new VW Beetle from our dealership, located at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA. We’re open seven days a week, and you can get in touch at (855) 975-9627.

*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges.  Dealer sets actual price.

Which features are available in the 2017 VW Beetle?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
2017 VW Beetle features

If you’re in the market for a fun, sporty compact car that’s sure to turn heads, then you’ll fall in love with the classic VW Beetle. Our team here at Volkswagen Santa Monica is helping prospective car buyers find their next new vehicle by sharing videos and specs that highlight what each Volkswagen model has to offer. Let’s dive in to learn more about the Beetle. (more…)

Experience Volkswagen Heritage With the 2017 Beetle Classic Trim

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
2015 vw beetle classic in silver paint color

What Comes With the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Classic Model?

We have some great news for VW fans, and it’s even better news if you’re a huge fan of the iconic Beetle. Although the Beetle models of today are just as fun and filled with a spirit of adventure, sometimes it’s nice to think back to the Beetle cars from the “old days.” Thankfully, however, you no longer have to just think about those classic models, as a new Beetle Classic trim is on its way. Let’s take a look at what comes with the 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Classic model.


Volkswagen Will Offer a Limited Edition Beetle Painted in Pink in the Fall of 2016

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
vw beetle exterior in fresh fuchsia metallic paint color

What Comes With the Limited Edition 2017 Pink VW Beetle?

We often hear of drivers looking to get their VW Beetle in a pink paint color. Though current (2016 model year) models don’t offer such a color, Volkswagen recently revealed that drivers may be able to get behind the wheel of a pink Beetle in the 2017 model year. Let’s take a look at what comes with the limited edition 2017 pink VW Beetle so that you can know what to expect.


Does the Volkswagen Beetle Still Come With a Flower Vase?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
Does the Volkswagen Beetle Come With Flowers

Does the Volkswagen Beetle Come With Flowers

It may be 2015, but the Beetle has been the standard model for free-spirited and fun driving for decades and decades. It’s seen many changes over time, and those who reminisce about the Beetle of the past may ask, does the Volkswagen Beetle come with flowers?