The New Beetle was introduced by Volkswagen in 1998 drawing heavy inspiration from the original Beetle designed as a economy car in 1938. The major and distinct feature in the New Beetle is the engine in the front driving the front wheels and luggage storage in the rear.
This bright red Beetle is one of my surprise purchases. I would consider this model as one of the premium model from Maisto because the rolled up window and exceptional quality painting. The alloy wheels and logo job both on the wheels and body get a thumbs up, but sadly the fitments(like the fog lamps, indicators, rear reverse light are not so done well but they all camouflage by the paint job and the color red)
The interior is made of light/dark gray shades which did not get any eyeballs. The roof and the rest of the interiors and left body colored but should have been given some attention.
This model has all the standard features like operational steering, door, hood and truck open etc.
The conclusion for this review is this model gets very high scores when kept on a display(thanks the red color) and on closer inspection the scores goes below par and even fails to satisfy even the average collector. Maisto put better concentration on forth coming models.