Volkswagen (VW) New Beetle 1/25 Scale Diecast Metal Model by Maisto
This model of the Volkswagen New Beetle is about 6.5 inches long, 3 inches wide and 2.75 inches high. It is highly detailed, with beautiful body paint and accurate markings. Maisto does very high quality models and this one is not the exception. Headlights are made of separate plastic pieces which makes the whole model look very realistic. Moreover, side mirrors are also made of separate pieces.
Doors can open to reveal a very detailed and accurate interior with some touches of color on parts such as seats, seat belt buckles and even on the instrument panel. The hood can open to show a detailed engine.
The models we have are the ones that come in a display tray box of 4 models per box (The type of box that would be on a counter in a store). These are not the models that come in individual window box. They will be expertly (for real, I am the one who does it) packed for shipping (they will be better protected than an in an individual window box).
The Volkswagen New Beetle is a compact car, introduced by Volkswagen in 1997, drawing heavy inspiration from the exterior design of the original Beetle. Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front, driving the front wheels, with luggage storage in the rear. Many special editions have been released, such as the Malibu Barbie New Beetle. In May 2010, Volkswagen announced that production of the current body of the New Beetle would cease in 2011.
In 2011, a new model replaced the New Beetle, and the New Beetle name was changed back to the original when its successor was introduced, although the two names are often used interchangeably when referring to the New Beetle.