VW Finally Releases the Beetle Wave Concept, but With a New Name

October 16th, 2017 by

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2018 Volkswagen Beetle Coast trim features

Sometimes we see concept cars that never quite become a reality. Other times they change slightly, and are surprisingly released under the radar. More than two years ago, at the 2015 New York Auto Show, Volkswagen flaunted a variety of Special Edition Beetle models. We saw the Beetle Convertible Denim, the #PinkBeetle and the Beetle Dune all go into production. One model, it seemed, was doomed not to make the cut: The Beetle Wave. At the time, the Wave was conceived of as a convertible with houndstooth seating and a surfboard dash, but then we didn’t see it go into production. Until now. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle now has a new Coast trim that sounds surprisingly similar to the Wave. Here are some of the features of this new trim level.

The Beetle Coast coupe and convertible

Though here in the Tampa, FL area, we aren’t opposed to convertible-only options, we know that the top-down feel isn’t for everyone. We’re excited to see the new Coast trim is offered as both a convertible and coupe. The coupe, in order to maintain that sunny view, comes standard with a panoramic sunroof.

Another thing that inspires us? A new color option. You’ll recall that the Wave was shown in an orange metallic that didn’t quite fit the ocean theme. This has been remedied in the Coast, which has a trim-exclusive Deep Sea Teal Metallic color option.

The reason we’re convinced that this new trim is a production version of the Wave is because of features like Pepita cloth seating surfaces, which is synonymous with Houndstooth. Similarly, the Coast also has a surfboard-look appearance dashboard. It’s everything that piqued our interest about the Wave, only turned up a notch and with more options.

Would you buy the 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Coast? Share your thoughts with a comment here at the Kuhn Volkswagen Blog.

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