Published on October 5th, 2012 | by James Allen0
Volkswagen reveals new Beetle Cabriolet
Much like its predecessor, the Beetle Cabrio comes equipped with a folding fabric top, which Volksagen claims can be raised or lowered in ten seconds at speeds of up to 30mph. Unlike the previous car, though, we’re told the mechanism folds flat and doesn’t obstruct rear visibility.
Under the retro skin, it’s mostly identical to the standard VW Beetle, so almost all of the engines and transmissions you’ll find in the hard-top Bug range will find their way in the convertible version.
Volkswagen also says that the Beetle Cabriolet will come equipped with automatic rollover protection, with two extendable “modules” behind the rear seats extending upwards when the Beetle’s electronic systems (that also operate the car’s airbags) detects that the Cabriolet isn’t the right side up.
No prices have been announced yet, though we’re told it’ll go on sale in the UK sometime during the Spring or Summer month next year at a slight premium over the regular Beetle. More details are expected to be announced at the car’s official LA Show unveiling in November.