Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Review


Iconic is an over used word but it certainly is the right term for VW’s classic Beetle Cabriolet. First revealed in 1949, the current incumbent shares many parts with the Golf.

The Beetle Cabriolet comes with a choice of seven engines. The entry-level engine is a 1.2-litre TSI petrol with 103bhp while the most popular diesel engine is likely to be the 1.6-litre TDI with 103bhp.

Opening and closing the top is child’s play with a simple touch of a button. Letting the sun in takes 9.5 seconds while it can be closed in 11 seconds.

For a convertible, the Beetle is actually quite practical as the boot offers 225 litres of loading space and it includes a 50:50 split-folding rear bench seat that allows bigger items to be transported even when the roof is closed.

Three trim levels are available on the VW Beetle Cabriolet, Beetle, Design and Move. The entry-level Beetle grade comes with aircon, remote central locking, a DAB radio, rear ISOFIX seat preparation and a rear spoiler.

Whether you are interested in leasing or buying the VW Beetle Cabriolet, you will certainly stand out from the crowd in this leftfield alternative


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