The Volkswagen Beetle is an icon in the automotive world. As one of the most recognizable vehicles on the road, it’s hard to make the Beetle stand out even more. That’s where the convertible option comes in, giving you the ability to cruise the town with the top down. The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has everything you’d expect from the classic design, with a few modern twists.
An iconic design
The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has the design hallmarks of the traditional VW Beetle with the freedom that a convertible provides. The power-folding soft-top can be deployed and retracted in a matter of mere seconds thanks to an intuitive one-step operation interface. The soft-top isn’t the only exterior feature of note equipped to the VW Beetle Convertible, as the rear spoiler supplies the vehicle with a stylistic edge. Meanwhile, standard power-operated heated side mirrors and heated windshield wiper nozzles are helpful during harsh winter weather. Higher trims of the Beetle Convertible include exterior amenities like rain-sensing windshield wipers and LED daytime running lights, for added utility.
A spirited drive
The spirited driving experience you’ve come to expect from the VW Beetle can also be found behind the wheel of the 2018 VW Beetle Convertible. The standard engine for all Beetle Convertible models is a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder Turbo, which is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport mode. Working together, these two powertrain components can produce 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque for the pint-sized powerhouse. The Beetle doesn’t fall behind in terms of fuel efficiency, either. Even with all that power, the convertible delivers a fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.*
An interior update
The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible provides you and your passengers with plenty of in-vehicle tech to enjoy during daily commutes or long excursions. Some of the standard technology includes an MP3/WMA-compatible CD player as well as a Rear View Camera System, which is perfect for tricky parking lot maneuvers. Even more advanced technology can be found among higher trims of the Beetle Convertible, including the Fender® Premium Audio System and safety systems like Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert.
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*EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
This article is presented by Colonial Volkswagen of Medford in Medford, Massachusetts.