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The Euro-spec Volkswagen Beetle has been updated with a very subtle nip and tuck for the 2017 model year, aiming to keep the iconic model fresh for the upcoming period.

The legendary nameplate comes with mild revisions across the board. For example owners will get a fresh design or the bumpers if they select the Basic or Design line versions. The styling is flatter now for the enhancement of the sporty appearance – with the flagship R-Line specification also getting a different set of bumpers. Other modifications worth mentioning for the Euro-spec Beetle include tinted LED taillights, as well as a choice of 17-inch Philadelphia or 18-inch Ravenna Adamantium wheels for the Design Line and R-Line models. Some customizations are also available inside, where there’s a brighter instrument panel lighting, fresh styling for the dials and dashpad on the Design Line and R-Line versions. The automaker is also introducing three new upholstery options and a new finish for the center console. All the changes are available for the coupe and cabriolet models, which continue to carry over the same powertrain options: three gasoline and two diesel engines, with power spanning between 105 hp (77 kW) and 220 hp (162 kW).

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The same prices as before apply, at home in Germany the most basic Beetle Coupe with the 105-hp 1.2 TSI engine going for €18,375 or €22,880 if you select the equivalent Cabriolet. The Denim limited series showcased in the US last year is also becoming available in Europe, with prices starting from €23,600. Later on sometimes this year the lineup will grow with the inclusion of the “ALLSTAR” model from €22,775. The upscale Design and R-Line versions are the flagship options and prices will match the assumption – €24,200 for the coupe and €28,550 if you want the open-top Beetle.