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Beetle Juice – An Apple & Volkswagen Fusion

Published: Monday 29th of April 2013 | Author: Katie | Category: Industry News

Volkswagen has teamed up with Apple to become the first manufacturer to offer full iPhone5 integration in its cars.

AutoExpress.co.uk has reported that, “Two new special editions – the iBeetle and iBeetle Cabriolet were revealed at the Shanghai show, fitted with a newly developed dash-mounted dock”. As the saying goes ‘there’s an app for everything’ and in true Apple style a dedicated app has been launched which allows you to stream internet radio, listen to Spotify and connect to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, according to the site.

The extent of this innovative design doesn’t stop there… the app also gives the option to “display vital stats of the Beetle, including G-meter measuring lateral acceleration, oil and coolant temperature gauges for the engine, a chronometer and a compass”, reports appleinsider.co.uk.

Just like Apple, Volkswagen are sticking to a minimalist colour scheme, featuring “18-inch disc alloys painted in Galvano Grey, with grey mirrors and side trim panels, along with a sprinkling of iBeetle badges and a choice of six colours – Candy White, Oryx White Mother of Pearl Effect, Black Monochrome, Deep Black Pearl Effect, Platinum Grey or Reflex Silver”, according to AutoExpress.co.uk.

Expect to see the iBeetle on the roads sometime in early 2014, with pre-orders rumoured to be available in October 2013.

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