There have been tons of spy shots of the upcoming Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio in the past few months, but all of the prototypes that were caught were donning fake body panels tacked onto the real body, making the test cars look like the old Beetle Cabrio. Today, however, our spy photographers have finally caught the 2014 Beetle Cabrio devoid of all those fake panels!
Two fresh prototypes - one red and one black - were discovered hanging out in a parking lot with some photo-realistic stickers over the headlights and taillights. There were also a few fake stickers of the turn signals on the bumper covers, but this time, Volkswagen didn’t fool anyone: This is the real 2014 Beetle Cabrio. Like the Coupe version, the convertible Beetle will feature a new design line from the front bumper and front air inlet, to the straight lines of the bonnet edges, and new bi-xenon headlights. The fabric roof has also been modified, allowing it to fold into the back in a much more discreet way.
The future Beetle Cabrio will be powered by the same engine line-up found in the coupe version . Expect to see both gasoline and diesel engines, with power ranging from 138 HP to 197 HP. The engines will be mated to either a standard 6-speed manual or an optional 6-speed DSG.
Updated: Just a few hours after we brought you the first un-camouflaged images of the next Beetle Cabrio, our spy photographers have caught the car testing again, this time with its top down.