Undoubtedly, part of the Volkswagen Beetle’s success is due to its iconic, visually striking design. With the top down, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible becomes even more eye-catching and enjoyable to drive.
Interior and exterior design
The line between interior and exterior design blurs more than usual on a convertible, given that much of the interior is outright visible from the outside. The bodywork is pure Beetle, from its slug bug shape to its round, Bi-Xenon headlights. Just as the exterior pays homage to the classic Beetle, so too do the interior’s retro-modern gauges and Käferfach heritage-inspired glove box. The steering wheel borrows from motorsports with a flat bottom, and the leather seats — with their exquisite diamond-stitched design — ensure that any passerby looking in will be take notice.
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible comes with a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the better to feel the wind in your hair on those summer days. It makes 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque while mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. You can switch the transmission to Tiptronic® manual mode for more control, or to Sport mode for more responsiveness. Its smooth-shifting character pairs well with the turbocharger’s efficiency, as despite its strong power, the Beetle Convertible is nonetheless rated at 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.*
Technology and safety
Even on the base trim, the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is impressively well-equipped. Every model comes with a rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated side mirrors, cruise control and a 5-inch infotainment touch screen system with BLUETOOTH® technology. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ make smartphone operation easy, and the optional Fender® premium audio system provides exceptional sound clarity and quality even with the wind rushing past you. The Beetle Convertible is also equipped with a number of smart safety features, like automatic post-collision braking, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible takes everything that makes the Beetle beloved — its vintage styling, modern technology and fun performance — and gives you the option to remove the roof without compromising anything else.
*26 city/33 highway mpg (2019 Beetle Convertible 2.0L, 6-speed automatic transmission). 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 Westborough in Westborough, Massachusetts.