Volkswagen has unveiled a roofless version of the E-Bugster concept ahead of the Beijing Motor Show, previewing the look of the new Beetle Speedster.
Volkswagen claims a range of 110 miles from a full charge, and a quick-charging system should give a ‘refill’ in only 35 minutes.
This electric set-up is known as Blue-e-motion. We tried it on a prototype Golf, and it previews the drivetrain that will power future versions of the family hatch and the Beetle.
The drop-top model looks identical to the E-Bugster coupe, but has a chrome strip running in a semi-circle around the tops of the doors, and even around the spoiler.
Joining the car on VW’s stand in Beijing is a new range-topping CC, with a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine. It covers 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds, and has climate control and sports seats.
VW is also taking the wraps off the Phaeton Exclusive Concept, which features an even more upmarket cabin, plus the Chinese market-only Lavida family saloon.