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Spy Shots: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible keeps its top up for winter testing

Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio

The new generation Beetle was launched last year in its coupe version, but Volkswagen is still trying to keep the cabrio version a secret until its official debut this Spring at the 2012 New York Auto Show. Tough luck, V-Dub, because our spy photographers have caught the drop top Beetle testing in some shivery winter conditions.

Volkswagen has done their best to make the convertible Beetle look like the old version, but they haven’t really succeeded at that. The model will borrow its design language from the coupe except it will feature an automated folding soft-top. Of course, that one selling point may be its most attractive feature, so expect higher sales for the convertible version.

The Volkswagen Beetle Cabrio will be powered by the same engine line-up found in the coupe. There will be one diesel engine, as well as two petrol 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.


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4 comments:

Nice one! I’ve always thought Volkswagen Beetle is most suited to being a convertible. smiley

Yeah, it may be its most attractive feature but true Volkswagen Beetle fans would still get this one. The exterior isn’t so bad, plus the engine can give off a good performance.

I am expecting more from Volkswagen aside from this convertible. Anyway, this Beetle looks elegant in the exterior. About the performance, it is surprising that it can produce a power of 138-197HP. 

Its exterior is defined by the soft-top which is uncommon for the past Volkswagen units, but it will be surely capable to a power of a coupe like 197HP. I’ll stay updated until the 2012 New York Auto Show to see more from this lovely coupe.

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