Volkswagen has announced that prices for the new Beetle Cabriolet will start from £18,150 for the entry-level 104bhp 1.2 TSI model. The newcomer was revealed at the LA Motor Show, and is available to order now for first deliveries in summer 2013.
There will be three trim levels – Beetle, Design and Sport – and five different engines available from launch, along with the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG.
The cheapest diesel is the 105bhp 1.6 TDI in Beetle trim, which starts at £19,970.
Moving up to Design trim, the 158bhp 1.4 TSI starts at £22,415, while the 138bhp 2.0-litre TDI model starts at £23,145 or £24,635 with the DSG ‘box. Topping the range is the 197bhp 2.0 TSI, which is only available in Sport trim and starts from £24,975.
To mark the car’s launch three special editions, all on display on the LA show stand, have been created – the 50s edition, 60s edition and 70s edition. The ‘50s’ comes exclusively in Monochrome Black paint, with painted black 17-inch Orbit alloys, chrome door mirrors a black hood and black or beige interior trim.
The ‘60s’ come with either Denim Blue or Candy White paint, a black hood and two-tone leather, while the ‘70s’ has beige leather trim, a beige roof, chrome wing mirrors and Java Brown Metallic paint.
All three come with just one engine choice – the 158bhp 1.4 TSI with a six-speed manual gearbox. Prices for the ‘50s’, ‘60s’ and ‘70s’ are £24,655, £25,875 and £25,450 respectively.