Volkswagen Ag has confirmed that its 2013 Beetle Convertible will debut in November at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
For the moment, the German automaker has not released any images with the upcoming Beetle Convertible, but we know that the convertible will be offered with three different engines in the United States, including the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI clean diesel engine.
With an EPA estimated fuel economy rating of 41 mpg on the highway for the manual transmission basic TDI model, this means that VW will have no fewer than six models in the lineup with EPA ratings of more than 40 mpg on the highway.
No words for the moment about an electric version of the Beetle Convertible, even if the E-Bugster, an electric Beetle concept, was shown in January at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
To capture the nostalgia associated with the iconic car, Volkswagen is expected to offer the vehicle in either “Fifties,” “Sixties” or “Seventies” trim, each sporting period-correct upholstery, retro paint colors and other styling details, according to one media report.
Last month the German giant said it sold 38,170 units in the United States, a 34.2 percent increase over prior year sales, 35.4 percent increase year-to-date and the best June and best first half since 1973.
Jetta sedan, including the enthusiast GLI model, remains the volume leader for Volkswagen with sales totaling 11,598, while Jetta SportWagen totaled 2,006.
It sold 2,914 Beetle models last month.
by Mircea Serafim
) - Monday, July 23rd, 2012 - filed under News
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