2013 Volkswagen Beetle Revealed Ahead of LA Debut

The Beetle Cabriolet

Volkswagen has released first pictures and details of the new Beetle Cabriolet, which will make its global debut next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The new open top Beetle has the same flattened roof line as the 2012 Beetle Coupe when the soft top is in place.

The soft top roof can go from fully stowed to in place in just 10 seconds. To keep everyone safe the new Beetle Cabriolet has an automatic rollover support system, that features two bars behind the rear seat that pop up in just four milliseconds in the event of a collision.

From launch seven engines will be offered. The entry-level engine is a 103bhp 1.2-litre TSI, while top of the range 2.0-litre TSI produces 197bhp.

For diesel fans two engines will be available: a 103bhp 1.6-litre TDI and a 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI.

UK Sales startin in spring 2013. Final specs and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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