Volkswagen Beetle Fender announced

* VW Beetle Fender limited edition revealed * Created in conjunction with guitar manufacturer * Order books open January 2, price is 23,015...

Volkswagen Beetle Fender announced

The music-inspired Volkswagen Beetle Fender edition has been revealed ahead of its on-sale date at the start of January.

The limited-edition Beetle comes in black, and adds a rear spoiler, 18-inch alloy wheels and 'Fender' badging on the front wings.

The biggest changes are to the interior, though, with the dashboard housing a panel of bright Fender guitar-inspired 'Sunburst' wood. Appropriately, it also comes with an upgraded 400-watt Fender sound system, complete with a boot-mounted subwoofer and illuminated front-speaker mountings.

The Beetle Fender also comes with dual-zone climate control, front and rear parking sensors and cloth seats with leather-look bolsters.

Just one engine option is offered the 2.0-litre TDI 140 while there is the choice of either the six-speed manual or the semi-automatic DSG gearbox.

Order books open on January 2, and the Beetle Fender costs 23,015 for the manual, and 24,610 for the DSG version.

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By Tom Webster