We are all set to get our first glimpse of the Beetle convertible when the 2012 Los Angeles Motor Show opens it doors, though we have a pretty good idea of what to expect, thanks to the E-Bugster convertible that we saw in Beijing. Well, now we got our first preview glimpse of the upcoming Beetle, but not directly from Volkswagen. This preview comes in the form of a scaled-down model of the upcoming drop top from Schuco Modell.
This 1:43-scale Beetle, which comes in black, white, and light blue, shows off the retro styling that VW has been talking about with the new Beetle and some pretty intense details. Volkswagen was obviously careful not to give Modell too much information, as to leave its 2012 release still somewhat of a mystery.
The Beetle convertible is expected to hit the UK market sometime early next year, to the tune of ₤18,000 ($28,602 at current exchange rates). We attempted to find a price and ordering medium for this model, but there is no information available.
Until we finally get to see the VW Beetle convertible in dealerships and parking spaces of men (and women) everywhere , we will just have to gaze at this petite model of the drop-top Bug.