Following the original Beetle Convertible (type 15), first launched in 1949, and the New Beetle Cabriolet of 2002, it marks the third generation of the curvaceous Volkswagen soft-top.
Its unmistakable silhouette has given an iconic status to the different generations of the Beetle.
The fact that over 330,000 units of the original Beetle Cabriolet cars were produced from 1949 to 1980 speaks for itself.
In creating the latest version of the Beetle Cabriolet, Volkswagen has reinterpreted the timeless design of bygone days and given the silhouette a sportier and more dynamic look.
The combination of a flatter roofline and the more upright windshield gives the car a silhouette that resembles that of the legendary original Beetle Cabriolet.
The new model also incorporates design cues from the modern Volkswagen line-up: the air inlet under the bumper, the flat contour of the hood's bottom edge and, in particular, the tail lights show the car's close family ties.
In the new Beetle Cabriolet, Volkswagen brings together modern technology and the highest standards of quality with the emotional legacy of the car's 'forefather'.
As on the nostalgic icon, the headlights retain their classic shape.
Another feature contributing to the special charm of the new Beetle Cabriolet is the traditional soft top.
When open it lies very flat, enabling good vision to the rear.
Despite its compact construction, the top is very wide and elongated in shape.
It opens and closes entirely automatically (on all models) within 10 seconds, including on the move!