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.


What do you think?
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  (377) posted on 09.3.2012

Do they have a hard-top retractable roof?

  (647) posted on 09.2.2012

I don’t like this Convertible on the soft-top.

  (780) posted on 08.31.2012

it has a good figure, but I still need the actual model for this one. A drawing will do.

  (331) posted on 08.31.2012

it has a good figure, but I still need the actual model for this one. A drawing will do.

  (613) posted on 08.30.2012

Well, I think it’s good to know what will it looks like. It’s much better to provide a partial appearance.

  (579) posted on 08.30.2012

If they want a good teaser, they should at least give some details on the actual size.

  (528) posted on 08.29.2012

What is new with the Golf R? I’d like to see more of its specifications and details of the engine and performance.

  (777) posted on 08.28.2012

Wow, the miniature has an impressive look just like the actual size of it.

  (291) posted on 08.28.2012

This is the first time I saw Volkswagen came up a very disappointing car like this. Whew! They should make a better one.

  (449) posted on 08.28.2012

Nissan shows the great looking on their line-up in the last few months, and I must say that their trend is on going into the market.

  (692) posted on 08.28.2012

I don’t think it’s a good tease. This car looks very ugly. I can’t imagine how Volkswagen comes up with this kind of concept.

  (577) posted on 08.27.2012

I agree. I can’t see the details on the exterior like the linings and its aerodynamics. We can observe that this one is really a good hatch for us.

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