2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Final Edition at 2009 L.A. Auto Show

  • Competes with: Mini Cooper, Mazda MX-5 Miata
  • Looks like: VW added some badging to an aging design
  • Drivetrain: 150-hp, 2.5-liter five-cylinder with six-speed automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Spring 2010
VW is readying the coffin for the New Beetle that debuted way back in 1998. The company showed its 2010 model, called the "Final Edition," which will hit dealerships this spring in coupe and convertible forms. The run will be limited to 1,500 units each. Those should go quickly, as just last month almost 600 New Beetles were sold.

What do you get with the Final Edition? For one, it comes with a special paint scheme. The coupe gets Aquarius Blue for the body and a black roof, while the convertible gets a two-tone Aquarius Blue and Campanella White treatment. Final Editions also get a sport suspension and unique 17-inch wheels, and both will be individually numbered.

How much will all this limited-ness cost you? For a coupe, $20,240, $27,170 for a convertible. More photos below.
Front angle Profile Front angle Front Wheel Rear angle Rear Interior Gearshift Front seats Rear seats Badge Door Headlight Roof  Wheel Dashboard Front seats Rear seats Rear angle Dashboard Rear angle Gearshift
By David Thomas | December 3, 2009 | Comments (8)


P. Gregory Frey

I own the 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Triple White Convertible, also a Limited Edition, at 3,000 produced (I own Number 951). It should have had the White Convertible top as does this 2010 Last Edition, BUT this Last Edition should have included the nice embossed HeadRests as does the 2007 Triple White.

P. Gregory Frey

Since my last comment to this site, I found the convertible variation from the fine folks at Pacific Volkswagen in Hawthorne California (right next to LAX), and purchased number 1361 of the numbered 1500 edition. No Hawaii VW Dealrship (or what is left of them) was able to help me. BUT, GOSH, VW of America has really blown it on this car. While it is so exclusive and represents the end of a era, VW offers NO BROCHURES and NO PROMOTIONAL information on this car at all. NOTHING. As a collector's car in the future, it is absolutely INSANE that the automaker offers NOTHING about the car. he car itself, however, is TOP SHELF.


I have a 2008 new beetle and i love it i wonder what the new "new beetle" or whatever they'll call it will look like and will it be worth buying. This car is cool but why don't they give any info. about it i mean really u get a car this cool but don't give any info. on it ugh i really hope VW lasts long enough in Louisville, Ky for me to get the next gen. car...


I have #76 of the convertible and i love it. I can't say enough.


I have 2010 Final Edition droptop #1081. She is beautiful. I can't believe VW sells a FINAL EDITION then put out a new bug 2012..Then Why was it called Final...............

P. Gregory Frey

I'm in TOTAL AGREEMENT with Rebecca. In my humble view and opinion, Volkswagen of America misrepresented its intention to all those "who but", and purchased the 3,000 2010 VW New Beetle Final Edition model (i.e., 1,500. 'verts and 1,500. coupes. Don't tell me that VWoA didn't already have the roll-out of the 2012 Beetle all laid-out and scheduled at the time it said in 2010 that the FINAl Edition was, in fact, a FINAL Edition.


Its final edition
To the" new bug. "Obviously 2012 bug is a
Different shape size ect. When this car was released I already knew 2012 was bringing a new "new bug" it wasn't a secret.

Linda A

I'm looking to purchase a 2010 Limited Edition Beetle for my daughter. Is anyone interested in selling theirs? Please feel free to contact me via email address:


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