Volkswagen Canada Unveils The Beetle Convertible at L.A. Autoshow
Return of an Iconic Design
AJAX, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 --
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When Volkswagen redesigned The Beetle for the 2012 model year, the
car took on a leaner, more aggressive personality. At the Los Angeles
Autoshow, the time has now come for The Beetle Convertible to undergo
a similar transformation.
The 2013 Beetle Convertible shares the same new look and platform of
the coupe and now incorporates a slick, fully-automated soft-top
mechanism that opens up The Beetle to the outside world in just over
As in the sedan, the convertible's dashboard features body-coloured
inserts, and the colour matching continues throughout the
well-appointed interior. Ample space for four is augmented by a
surprisingly large trunk, which makes The Beetle Convertible an
excellent vehicle for day-to-day use and weekend getaways alike.
Power and control have not been overlooked in the redesign. The
engine is Volkswagen's unique 5-cylinder, which delivers 170
horsepower and excellent fuel efficiency. It is mated to a six-speed
automatic transmission with Tiptronic manual override. Featuring a
fully-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, the car has
been designed and tested with the Autobahn in mind.
The convertible includes all of the most modern safety systems
including Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS),
which unlocks the doors, turns on the hazard lights, and shuts down
the fuel system in certain types of collisions. Rollover protection
is supplemented by reinforced A-pillars and two concealed roll-over
bars which are computer-controlled, and activate in milliseconds.
Despite the addition of standard features like Bluetooth mobile phone
connectivity, a rear spoiler, a 50/50 split rear seat, and more, the
2013 Beetle Convertible will be priced from $28,775, which is $1,800
less than the last Beetle Convertible. The best news of all is that
it will arrive at Canadian Dealerships in time for spring.
About Volkswagen Canada:
Founded in 1952, Volkswagen Canada is headquartered in Ajax, Ontario.
It is the largest volume European automotive nameplate in Canada, and
sells the Golf, Golf Wagon, Golf GTI, The Beetle, Jetta, Eos, Passat,
CC, Tiguan, Routan, and Touareg through 136 independent Canadian
Dealers. It is the leader in affordable TDI Clean Diesel vehicle
sales in Canada, and forms part of Volkswagen Group Canada Inc., a
subsidiary of Volkswagen AG headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars
and is Europe's largest automaker.
Visit Volkswagen Canada online at www.Volkswagen.ca.
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