First drive new VW Beetle Cabrio BBC Top Gear — Volkswagen Kaefer Cabrio

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Volkswagen Kaefer Cabrio

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It’s a Herbie!

That’s quite of that. This, dear is only the third ever Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet built. Astonishing, if you consider the name has been knocking VW’s halls since

Look at its face!

Yes, do, because that’s at least 90 per of the appeal of a car like this. How it Thankfully, the new, third-generation hatchback and its sporty, squatter, cartoon-like proportions mean the version has a fighting chance. To our it’s not a bad looking thing. we wouldn’t say that out loud. Oh,

It’s still a pastiche isn’t it?

Very much so. is keen to trade off the Beetle’s and as such, this new Cabrio in a trio of trim levels to pluck at your ageing strings and rekindle its past you can choose from one of the three ‘60s’ or ‘70s’ special The 50s model gets monochrome paint, cool wheels and bits, the 60s one is available in denim and candy white, while the 70s one a beige hood and beige Beige!

But I’m deeply passionate lift-off oversteer and nudging

We’d suggest you put the driving away for this one. it’s a perfectly acceptable to cruise around in, it’s not so at engaging you in a fine discourse corner entry and exit On well-surfaced roads — ie, the we don’t get in the UK — it feels satisfying to throw around. the steering is a bit too light, and despite multi-link rear suspension, the soon gets annoying choppier streets. It’s capable enough of going point to point — in the rather tasty 2.0-litre, TSI engine — just not neatly.

Ah. Driving gloves burned! I get my sun hat and Ray Bans out instead?

If you like. chances are, you’ve made up your mind buying a car like this. The is still part new-VW, with enough space for although the addition of three atop the dash (turbo stopwatch, oil temperature) feels a bit However, the roof folds in just 9.5 seconds and pops up in 11, at speeds of up to 31mph. Roof up, the fabric insulates well

That’s quite enough nonsense: give me prices and facts I can repeat on Internets!

The entry-level 1.2-litre TSI engine a nippy, enthusiastic little — starts at £18,150, is three grand cheaper a Golf Cabrio. The ‘60s’ 2.0-litre diesel with and a six-speed DSG box tops the bill at Oh, and for interesting trivia? Over original Beetle Cabriolets built from 1949 to And more than 230,000 of you out — and you know who you are — the second generation New Beetle Clearly, if you likes it, you likes it.


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