2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Preview: LA Auto Show
Why the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Matters:
The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible marks the return of what VW rightly refers to as a ‘automotive icon.’ The Beetle Convertible chops the top off of the recently redesigned Beetle coupe, which was refashioned into a much more aggressively-styled take on the classic rounded proportions of the original Beetle. Lomger, wider, and lower than the New Beetle rag-top that it replaces, the Beetle Convertible comes across as a muscular top-down cruiser that still retains a fun image that sets it apart from the similarly-sized VW Eos. The retro looks of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible also makes it a unique entry in the compact segment, where it faces off almost exclusively against larger open cars like the Ford Mustang convertible and the Chrysler 200 convertible.