The all new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is now available to order and the first cars will arrive in April ready for the sunshine
The all new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is now available to order and the first cars will arrive in April ready for the sunshine. This latest open top stunner is lower, longer and wider than its former buddy and is both sporty and dynamic. The three trim levels will be available in the UK; Beetle, Design and Sport. The 1.2-litre TSI and 1.6-litre TDI engines are offered in Beetle or Design trim and the 1.4-litre TSI and 2.0-litre TDI engines come in Design or Sport trim. The range-topping 2.0-litre TSI 200 PS is available only in the Sport model but it seems there will be something for everyone including value for money, insurance, great MPG or a bit of oomph.
Specification levels are high as the standard Beetle comes with air conditioning, remote central locking, an RCD 310 CD system with DAB radio, rear Isofix seat preparation and a rear spoiler. The Design trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels in a choice of two styles, Bluetooth telephone preparation with MDI (multi-device interface) iPod connectivity, front fog lights, an alarm, an RCD 510 DAB CD/radio, multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel and body-coloured door and dashboard panels. The top of the range Sport model brings 18-inch alloys in a choice of two styles, cruise control, sports seats, parking sensors, gloss black door mirrors, dashboard and door panels, 2Zone electronic climate control and additional sports instrument dials on the top of the dashboard. Optional equipment is also available which includes Keyless Access, satellite navigation systems and bi-xenon headlights. There is also a Fender sound pack which has been developed with the electric guitar firm of the same name; this system offers a 400W output and a subwoofer together with switchable three-colour illumination surrounding the front loudspeakers which should suit any aspiring DJ or Loud music lover.
VW really have made sure that this car fits all and there is something for everyone in terms of specification and model, and this car should be high on anyone’s wish list! Volkswagen have stuck with the traditional soft top rather than a hard top, the soft top takes approximately 9.5 seconds to retract due to a newly installed electro hydraulic drive system and can be opened even while driving up to a speed of 31mph which when driving along will look very cool indeed.
Retro is back in fashion and VW have created three special edition Beetle Cabriolet models the stylish ‘50s Edition’, the cool ‘60s Edition’ and the elegant ‘70s Edition’. The ‘50s’ comes exclusively in Monochrome Black paint, with black-painted ‘Orbit’ 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome door mirrors, a black hood and black or beige leather upholstery. The ‘60s’ is available with ‘Denim Blue’ or ‘Candy White’ bodywork, a black hood and blue-and-black or red-and-black leather. The ‘70s’ model has beige leather upholstery but without any "dodgy flares" and a beige hood to match, along with chrome door mirrors and ‘Java Brown Metallic’ paint. Every special edition model is offered with a 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS engine and six-speed manual gearbox.
Prices for the new models start from £18,150 which is a great entry price and rise to £26,485 for the Sport 2.0 litre TSI 200 PS six speed DSG which when you look at the quality and look of this cult classic it will surely prove to be a winner.