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2019 VW Polo AW Looks Interesting on Beetle Disc Wheels

2019 represents the swan song of the VW Beetle, as the factory in Mexico stops making this iconic nameplate. Even though it's nothing more than a styling exercise, the modern version will still be remembered for a few of its quirks, including the disc wheels.
2019 VW Polo AW Looks Interesting on Beetle Disc Wheels 4 photos
2019 VW Polo AW Looks Interesting on Beetle Disc Wheels2019 VW Polo AW Looks Interesting on Beetle Disc Wheels2019 VW Polo AW Looks Interesting on Beetle Disc Wheels
The Golf 6-based coupe came out in 2011 with much more neutral styling compared to its predecessor. The customers weren't looking for flower pots and stickers, so VW gave it a chopped roof and took inspiration from many racing versions that came out over the years.

One particularly attention-grabbing feature were 18-inch retro disc wheels, with bright polished faces and giant VW logos in the middle. It's not uncommon to see these fitted to other VW models as well, and we found a Polo AW (that's the new one) rocking a set.

Now, the 8x18-inch alloys are a little big for the job, but at least the 5x112 hole pattern is the same, so you can actually fit these Beetle wheels to a variety of VW Group models, not just the Polo. The look is interesting, but this more modern Polo isn't as cute as the 6R, so the impact just isn't full.

We found these photos on a Turkish website called Jant Store, who are advertising a full set for about €700. This seems a little too cheap for a genuine part, but it's not like these alloys are in hot demand right now. Maybe you guys know of a better swap.

The original “Kafer, which is German for “beetle," debuted prior to the Second World War, and went into series production shortly after. It went on to dispute the title of the best-selling car with the Toyota Corolla. Eventually, the Golf which was being made in parallel made it obsolete.

VW wants you to think the ID.3 will do the same thing to the Golf, but the factory space in Puebla is actually being given over to SUVs and crossovers.

 
 
 
 
 

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