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New Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

The Volkswagen Beetle has been 'worked over' by the world's toughest can opener.

By Stephen Turvil
Oct 10, 2012
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The Volkswagen Beetle has been 'worked over' by the world's toughest can opener. But this kitchen utensil is no vandal.... it only, in fact, sliced-off the roof to create the all-new Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet. And what a sight. This lifestyle statement has inherited styling cues from its classic forefather such as its circular headlights and sweeping bonnet. But these are now complemented by the striking alloys, higher quality finish, and more purposeful stance of the twenty-first century. This fantastic reinterpretation should, therefore, be popular with style conscious motorists that want to stand out from the crowd.

The Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is also reasonably practical considering its class. As such it has four seats, a rock-solid finish, decent boot, and a rear bench that folds flat to enhance cargo capacity. The can opener also replaced the metal roof with a fabric covering that opens, or closes, electrically in ten seconds. This incorporates a heated rear window. That brings us to safety. Should the VW Beetle Cabriolet roll during an accident, two modules emerge from behind the bench seat. These - working in conjunction with the windscreen's A posts - create a roll cage that protects both occupants and kitchen utensils.

The Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet is powered by seven engines, so there is something to suit almost everybody. Highlights include the potent 2.0-litre 200bhp petrol and the efficient 2.0-litre 140PS TDI. Every engine feels smooth and refined which is typical VW. So, all that remains is to wait for its launch in spring 2013. Only can opener knows the exact date.

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By Stephen Turvil
Oct 10, 2012