Volkswagen have re-opened up their Beetle with a 2013 re-design of their cabriolet. The fabric roof piles up on the rear bulkhead but it’s flatter, neater and reduces the blindspot in the old Beetle soft-top used to suffer from. The roof itself will also open and close while on the move in around ten seconds.
There’s more storage internally, but the boot has been reduced from 310 litres to 225. But who buys a Beetle for practicality, right?
The new VW Beetle Cabriolet will be available in seven engines, from a 104bhp 1.2-litre petrol to a 197bhp 2.0-litre unit. Diesel engines are a 1.6- and 2.0-litre TDi family, with 104bhp and 138bhp respectively. A Bluemotion version of the 1.2-litre petrol version will be available soon
The car will be launched at The Los Angeles Motor Show on November 128th – on sale in the UK from Spring 2013.