At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen revealed the all-new 2013 Beetle Convertible, The ’50s Edition Beetle Convertible is classic and classy in black with a tan interior. The ’60s Edition has groovy two-tone seats and Denim Blue paint. And the ’70s Edition Convertible harks back to the more sophisticated side of the decade with a Toffee Brown exterior and chrome-look disc wheels.
Klaus Bischoff, Head Designer, Volkswagen Brand says: “Retro is not our thing: we are always looking forward. Volkswagen has reinterpreted the Beetle Convertible’s timeless design with a sportier and more dynamic silhouette, just as it did with the Beetle Coupe. The car is substantially wider, has a longer hood, and has a more upright windshield that sits further back than before. The standard rear spoiler reinforces the car’s sporty look.”
Now Lets take a look at the line-up:
1. The Beetle Convertible- Priced at $24,995, the cabrio comes with standard features such as six-speed automatic transmission, leather-wrapped steering wheel, manual air conditioning, Media Device Interface (MDI) with iPod adapter, three-color adjustable ambient lighting, Bluetooth technology, heated front seats, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, eight-speaker sound system with aux-in, cruise control, and power adjustable, heatable side mirrors. The ’50s edition adds leather seating surfaces, chrome exterior mirror caps, and “Heritage” wheels to itself, with a price tag of $26,095.
2. Beetle Convertible with Technology- Pegged at $26,695, this model features the Beetle Convertible’s standard equipment: a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Keyless access with push-button start, Premium VIII touchscreen radio, high-line trip computer, and Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
3. Beetle Convertible with Sound and Navigation- this model adds 18-inch “Disc” aluminum-alloy wheels; the RNS 315 navigation system; and the Fender Premium Audio System, in addition to the features on the Beetle Convertible with Technology. the price of this model starts at $28,495. The ’70s Edition adds chrome exterior mirror caps and a unique Toffee Brown metallic color, for an MSRP of $28,595.
4. Beetle TDI Convertible- The price of this model is $27,895, which comes with six-speed manual or six-speed DSG automatic transmission, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Keyless access with push-button start, a leather-wrapped gearshift knob, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, the Premium VIII touchscreen radio, and the auxiliary instrumentation cluster. The six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission is an $1100 option.
5. Beetle TDI Convertible with Sound and Navigation- Starting at $29,195, this version includes the TDI’s standard equipment and adds the RNS 315 navigation system and the Fender Premium Audio System.
6. Beetle Turbo Convertible- The range begins at $27,795, and with that it adds the following equipment, a six-speed manual or DSG automatic transmission, a sport suspension, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, aluminum-alloy pedals, black-finished exterior mirror housings, front foglights, a leather-wrapped gearshift lever, and the auxiliary instrumentation cluster.
7. Beetle Turbo Convertible with Sound- this trim is priced at $29,195, adding to itself a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Keyless access with push-button start, the Premium VIII touchscreen radio, the Fender Premium Audio System, a highline trip computer, and Sirius XM Satellite Radio
8. Beetle Turbo Convertible with Sound and Navigation- the top line trim begins at $31,195, and it comes with leather seating surfaces, door trims, and dashboard, sport seats, and the RNS 315 navigation system. Whereas the ’60s Edition has two-tone leather seats and Denim Blue paint: available only with the DSG transmission, it is priced at $32,395.
Each car has numerical badges on its front fenders indicating the decades that they are meant to evoke. Click through the pictures and make sure you stay tuned in for more information.