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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

John Simister

Price: (as driven)

Engine: 1,390cc, cylinders, 16 valves, turbo and 160bhp at 5,800rpm

Transmission: gearbox, front-wheel drive 128mph, 0-62 in 8.6 seconds, CO2

A remake of a remake. That’s latest-generation Beetle, the replacement for the cartoon Beetle which the trend for reinventions of vital cars. Think Mini, 500 and… well, that’s it because the idea doesn’t work with anything apart from, arguably, a 911. And that never away in the interim.

People fell out of love the cartoon Beetle once the joke had worn off. version, launched nearly two ago, looks tougher and credible, with proportions like the air-cooled, clattery It’s meant to be a bit more to reflect the Beetle-tuning culture in the US in the 1960s. And, as expected, now a convertible version.

Here it is. The I really like is that as as the basic Design and Sport levels there are also much more interesting-sounding editions: 50s, 60s and 70s, the three decades during the original Beetle was a cultural, er, before becoming a classic

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

So the 50s version, pictured here, only in black and has big, hubcaps just like old often had. The 60s comes in the blue often seen on decade’s Beetles, and its wheels are a nod to the Fuchs design first on Porsches in that decade but found unofficially adorning the Beetle blood-cousins.

I’m not sure what the 70s Beetle is to represent, but it is painted metallic and has very large, chrome which are eaten into by silver spokes. Here, the look is less focused. All of however – along with the Design model – have a painted the same colour as the even if it’s no longer the steel it once was.

Now, the practical part. is a proper four-seat convertible, and the retracts electrically in just 9.5 You can lower it, or raise it again (11 even when driving provided your speed is 31mph. Roof-up, the Beetle is quiet and snug with no wind noise around the windows. Roof-down, there’s of fresh air but little buffeting if the windows are raised.

This is a refined, well-built with a solid feel to its and a structure almost immune shakes and shudders over VWs had a reputation for solidity and quality in the and this new Beetle faithfully the tactile promise that with the visual one. All in the range have the multi-link suspension reserved only for the models in the saloon Beetle which improves ride and steering precision, both of the open Beetle has in abundance. It a smooth, comfortable, responsive most excitingly with the 2.0-litre petrol engine, economically with the 1.6-litre, turbodiesel.

You’d have to be in love the Beetle idea to consider one of over a Golf Cabriolet, but time the open Beetle is a car in its own right. Surprisingly, it’s cheaper than a same-engined despite having to come all the way the Mexican factory. Make it a 50s though. I would. 1

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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