Due to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November, the latex incarnation of the Convertible Beetle aims to be sportier and have a less feminine appeal. The traditional fabric soft-top of the previous Beetle Cabriolet remains but it is flatter and sits behind a more upright windscreen. It is fast operating for a 4 seater convertible with an opening time of just 10 seconds.
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This week’s Beijing auto show has brought out a few surprises with manufacturers saving some of their more unusual concepts for the open-minded Asian market. The VW E-Bubster is one such concept that we are particularly fond of. This electric convertible takes the cute VW Beetle and turns it into a cut-down sports car.
Diesel convertibles have been around in Europe for quite a while but across the pond in the US they are still unheard of. The reason is all to do with fuel prices. Fuel tax is far higher across Europe and every MPG can make a sizeable difference. Cost savings don’t have to mean an end [...]
VW’s ‘new’ Beetle is reaching the end of the road with a special ‘Final Edition’ announced. 1500 of both coupe and convertible will be sold in the US. Under the bonnet it’s the standard US spec: powered by Volkswagen’s 150 horsepower, five cylinder 2.5 litre engine through a Tiptronic automatic gearbox. It get’s more interesting [...]
German convertible specialist Karmann has filed for insolvency as the effects of the global downturn continued to hit the world’s car makers. The company, perhaps best known for its cabriolet version of the original VW Beetle and the VW Karmann Ghia Coupe and Convertible, said it was forced to close because of “the threat of [...]