The new Beetle Cabriolet is now available in Volkswagen Dealerships in Germany and will be launched across Europe over the next few weeks.
We have no indication at present as to when Volkswagen will launch the new Beetle Cabriolet in South Africa, but what we can do however is imagine how it would be to drive top down in the new Beetle Cabriolet. Okay perhaps not the greatest idea at the moment considering that winter is just round the corner, but we’ll just ignore reality and dream on.
This grandchild of the legendary original Beetle Convertible can be ordered with a range of efficient engines covering a power output range of 77 kW to 147 kW.
The electrically powered soft top is easily opened within just 9.5 seconds and in terms of safety, too, the Beetle Convertible is exemplary: fitted as standard is a rollover protection system behind the rear seat headrests that shoots up within milliseconds of the car beginning to lean at a dangerous angle.
Five equipment versions are available for the new Beetle Convertible: ‘Beetle’, ‘Design’, ‘Design Exclusive’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Sport Exclusive’. On top of this come three limited edition models: ‘50s Edition’, ‘60s Edition’ and ‘70s Edition’. Each of these reflects and gives a modern interpretation to style elements from the respective decade. This broad range is supplemented by twelve paint colours and two soft top colours, eleven different interior fabric and leather trims, twelve wheel designs and numerous technical and styling options.