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1970 Volkswagen Beetle

The big news in 1970 for the Volkswagen Beetle was a larger engine, which grew to 1585cc. Horsepower also rose, from 53 to 57 BHP. The engine lid received air-intake slots that had previously been seen on the convertible version. A four-speed manual gearbox was standard and hydraulic drum brakes could be found at all four corners. The turn signals in the front grew larger and were combined with the side marker lights. In the back, reflectors were placed on the bumper and tail lamp housings.

Inside, the head restraints became smaller and the glove box received a lock. The remote-control knobs for the warm air outlets were removed. Another new feature was a buzzer, which went off when the door was opened if the key was in the ignition.

Though the engine had grown, the Beetle was still known as a '1500.'

Body styles on the Beetle continued to be a 2-door sedan, a sunroof sedan, and a convertible sedan. Pricing ranged from $1,840 for the 2-door sedan to $2,250 for the convertible.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2019

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Volkswagen Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
27,877
November 2019
29,218
October 2019
28,072
September 2019
26,947
August 2019
35,412
July 2019
31,188
June 2019
31,725
May 2019
35,702
April 2019
31,309
March 2019
37,092
February 2019
25,706
January 2019
23,074
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Price Comparison

1970 Beetle
$2,250-$28,120
1970 Volkswagen Beetle Price Range: $1,840 - $2,250

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Volkswagen
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)268,751
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)955,355
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)1,128,784
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)1,128,784
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)1,128,784
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)1,193,853
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)1,241,580
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)1,191,854
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)921,013
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)1,168,146
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)1,174,687

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