LA Auto Show: Volkswagen goes denim in time for a new Beetle special edition image

Volkswagen has again decided to look back in time and choose to display a heritage-inspired tribute – this time to the 1970’s Beetle Jeans model – by delivering the all new Beetle Denim edition at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

With a scheduled arrival across US showrooms during the first part of next year, the limited series has taken the Beetle Convertible and treated it to a Pure White or Stonewashed Blue paint mated to Dark Blue soft top that features a special treatment for the textured fabric making it very close to actual denim. Exclusivity will be harnessed inside as well where the brand’s designers have opted for a light blue on silver dashboard accents and the denim-inspired cloth is present everywhere. The leatherette seats with white piping are complemented by the jeans-inspired pockets featuring small red Beetle tabs. While inspired by the past, the Beetle Denim is on par with the latest novelties, featuring the MIB II infotainment system with 5.0-inch display, a rearview camera and AUX/USB/iPod/Bluetooth connectivity.

No dieselgate shenanigans here, as under the hood buyers will only find a turbocharged 1.8-liter TSI four-cylinder powerplant that churns out 170 bhp (126 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque and has been mated to a standard-affair six-speed automatic transmission. A limited production run of just 2,000 vehicles will ensure the exclusivity level and pricing details have not been released yet though VW said its Denim edition will be a “value model.”