Volkswagen Beetle for Sale in Nigeria
Sometimes, good things come out of bad situations. The origin of the Volkswagen Beetle would not be complete without mentioning the name “Ädolf Hitler”, who was the leader of Nazi Germany, and contracted the German automobile manufacturers Porsche to manufacture a cheap and simple car which would be widely available for the new road networks in Germany. The Volkswagen Beetle is a 2 door four/five passenger rear – engine economy car which was under the management of German automobile giants Volkswagen, and were responsible for the manufacturing and marketing of the vehicle. Originally called Volkswagen when manufactured, it inherited the name Käfer which ius German for Beetle because of the sound its engine makes, and that name has stuck through the years. The Volkswagen Beetle is known to be the “Longest-running and most manufactured car of a single platform worldwide”. VW began production of the Beetle in 1938, and all around the world, the vehicle was assembled and marketed, including Nigeria. Due to this, there were a large number of Volkswagen Beetles available in Nigeria, and almost all households had one. Through the years, the Volkswagen Beetle has seen various changes to make it modern and stylish, but has managed to keep its distinct body façade. For those looking to purchase a Volkswagen Beetle in Nigeria, Carmudi recently awarded the best automobile platform in Nigeria offers listings of reasonably priced Volkswagen Beetle for sale by dealers locally in the country.
What to know when Buying Volkswagen Beetle
Performance and Specifications of Volkswagen Beetle
Over the years, the Volkswagen Beetle has seen improvements in its engine specifications and this in turn affects its specifications. Earlier versions of the Volkswagen Beetle were fitted with 1.1 – 1.6 litre engines, which were all H4 (flat four cylinder) engine block types, and had 4-speed manual, 4-speed automatic and 3-speed semi-automatic transmissions. These cars were able to deliver 50 horsepower, and 78 lb.ft (pound feet) of torque. On the average, the older generation Volkswagen Beetles would accomplish up to 130km/h top speed, which was impressive for their years of production. Newer generations, (production years of 2000 and higher) would see the Volkswagen Beetle being revamped and modern. Engine specifications found on the new generation Volkswagen Beetle would be determined by its different trim levels. Firstly is the 2.5L trim, which is fitted with a 2.5 litre inline 5-cylinder and produces 170 horsepower with 177 pound feet (lb.ft) of torque, and engine is merged with a five speed manual, though a six-speed automatic comes as an available option. Another trim would be the 1.8T, which is a 1.8 litre turbocharged four cylinder engine capable of delivering 170 hp and 184 lb.ft of torque, with similar transmission with the 2.5L. There is also a TDI trim which has a turbocharged 2.0 litre four cylinder diesel engine, supplying the vehicle with 140hp and 236 lb.ft of torque. Finally, there are the sports trim known as the R – line and GST, which have the same engine as the TDI, but deliver 210hp and 207 lb.ft transmission for the TDI, R-Line and GSR include either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automated manual with a dual-clutch,
How is the design of Volkswagen Beetle
With regards to design, the Volkswagen Beetle has been improved over the years, but has managed to remain a “Beetle” having a distinct body style and long lasting exterior features which make it unique. For the Volkswagen Beetle produced from 2000 to present date, they are quite stylish, yet having a masculine posture, longer body and is lower, yet wider than previous generations. Previous Beetles could seat only four passengers, but due to its wider design, has the capacity to seat five passengers. Also, its interior design is quite tasteful and roomier, giving passengers a comfortable and fun experience when driven in the Volkswagen Beetle. Base trim of the recent Volkswagen Beetle comes standard with keyless entry, air-conditioning, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, 50/50-split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with an iPod interface, with higher trims having advanced features.
What are the best features of the Volkswagen Beetle?
One of the longest cars in production, the Volkswagen Beetle has quite a number of features which stand out. Summary of all of this is that the Volkswagen Beetle is a cheap and effective car which brings smiles to the people who purchase it, and this would be the ultimate stand out feature of the Volkswagen Beetle.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Volkswagen Beetle in Nigeria
Prior to 2000, the available Volkswagen Beetles in the country were mostly Nigerian used, attributed to a past Nigeria has with assembling the Volkswagen Beetle. These older Volkswagen Beetles are hardly ever available for sale, but in the event that one finds them, they are considered as a “collector’s item” or “Classic.” The Volkswagen Beetle produced from 2000 was not assembled in Nigeria, so a good number of them are imported into the country as Tokunbo Volkswagen Beetles. These Tokunbo versions come in very good road useable conditions and would be enjoyed by customers. When these Tokunbo Volkswagen Beetles are used in Nigeria, they become “Registered” Volkswagen Beetles, and are sold off at cheaper prices than the Tokunbo Volkswagen Beetles.
The Best Volkswagen Beetle year to Buy
Any Volkswagen Beetle year of production is always a good choice to buy. Not regarding modern styling and technological improvements, the Volkswagen Beetle is an absolutely amazing vehicle. But, if we use advancement to judge, the best Volkswagen Beetle to buy would definitely be the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle.
Volkswagen Beetle Price in Nigeria
The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle is sold at an approximate price of N6,000,000, but the Tokunbo and Nigerian used ones come at cheaper prices. Find below an estimated price range of foreign used and Nigerian used Volkswagen Beetle in the Nigerian automobile market.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used Volkswagen Beetle for sale
This depends on the vehicle's date of manufacture, distance covered and all round state thus if it’s locally used or not.
- 2000 Volkswagen Beetle – Date Volkswagen Beetle: N500,000 – N3,800,000
Overall impression of Volkswagen Beetle
Alternatives of the Volkswagen Beetle would most likely be the Toyota Corolla and Mini Cooper, as they provide compact size variants. Regardless of whichever Volkswagen Beetle you decide to get, you would not be put to shame, as the performance is top notch, cabin very stylish and in totality, the Volkswagen Beetle is just an awesome car. Purchasing the vehicle as a collector’s item or something different from the norm, you will definitely enjoy what the vehicle brings with it. Also, with a long line of very good history, the Volkswagen Beetle is definitely a vehicle people want to be associated with.