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Beetle Convertible to Be Launched in 2013

Volkswagen showed the first official photos of their new Beetle model a few days before the car hit the floor of the 2011 New York International Auto Show. The new model comes with a much sportier appearance and comes with a lower stance, while also having a longer and wider body.
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Recent rumors indicated the Beetle Convertible would launch as early as this year’s 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January, and New York was also a possibility. But both US venues came and went with no new Beetle with a fabric roof making its appearance.

The 21st Century Beetle Convertible will miss the 2012 sales season altogether and will actually be launch early next year, according to a report from Car & Driver.

Yes, we are likely looking at a Detroit debut but Los Angeles is still a possibility for 2012. Considering the production line is already set up, the show debut and maket launch will be much closer together.

The car will still be targeting young customers. Whatever the reveal date may be, the American market will see the same engine range as the coupe - 2.5-liter base model, 2.0-liter Turbo and even the diesel.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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