2019 Final Edition Beetle, Volkswagen tips its hat at the Ultimate Edition with its packaging and trims.
These coupes and convertibles start at the SE level and can head to the top-of-the-line SEL trims. That means there are no base S-models available as Final Editions, which might have been to preserve a few popular paint colors that fell outside of the Final Editions purview, as well as make for a more affordable Beetle.
- The lower-optioned Final Edition Beetles come standard with a push-button ignition, a 6.3-inch media touchscreen and 17-inch alloys.
It also sports standard automatic wipers with rain sensors, eight-way adjustable heated front seats and a sunroof on coupe models. The SE models also sport cloth and leatherette seating surfaces — harkening back to the budget-friendly seat covers from Beetles of yore.
- The higher-optioned SEL Final Editions get all of those features, as well as a standard Fender audio system, 18-inch disc wheels with white accents and leather seat coverings. The 18-inch wheels evoke the steel-wheel and whitewall tire look of the original final edition, without having to actually run whitewall tires and steel wheels.
Volkswagen replaced the Beetle Final Edition’s rear script with a stylized “Beetle.” The company also replaced the steering wheel clip — the small metal garnish on the steering wheel — with a Beetle embossed version. Both of these are small touches that make the Final Edition seem a little more special.
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