• Mar 15th 2007 at 10:26AM
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click above image to view addition high-res pics of the VW New Beetle Triple White

For those of you who really want to relive the past, VW is releasing a 1970's retro edition of it's already retro New Beetle. Beginning this week, only 3,000 Triple White New Beetles will be released into the wild, with a white trifecta for the paint job, seating surfaces, and convertible roof boot. To make all that white really stand out, VW added black to the roof, footwells, door panels, and dash. The limited edition Beetle hearkens back to days gone by in many ways, except price. The New Bug will set you back a much more modern $26,630.

The original Beetle didn't have "leatherette" seating surfaces or 17" Oktopus rims, but we sure do like the pricing of the old Super Beetle Convertible better than the new Triple White New Beetle. VW won't have too many problems finding 3,000 takers, though.

[Source: VW]



PRESS RELEASE:

SPECIAL EDITION NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE NOW AVAILABLE AT LOCAL DEALERS

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the limited edition Triple White New Beetle convertible is now available at dealers. Only 3,000 customers will have the opportunity to own this truly special edition.

The Triple White New Beetle convertible features a unique Campanella white exterior, a white interior, and white convertible roof boot. The Triple White New Beetle convertible takes its color palette from the original Super Beetle convertible of the late 70s. This modern day rendition includes 17-inch 'Oktopus' alloy wheels, a three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel, white leatherette seats and center armrest. Also included are black carpeting, floor mats and door panels along with Sirius Satellite Radio. Another distinctive feature of the Triple White New Beetle convertible is the special front seat headrests ingrained with the New Beetle convertible icon.

With the standard automatic transmission, the Triple White New Beetle convertible is priced at $25,990.


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      • 8 Years Ago
      There's a difference: A new "thing" would actually be exciting.

      Ditto a new microvan.

      I saw a recent magazine ad for the bug. It said one word:

      "Fat."

      Now, it's admirable to try to make fun of your own weaknesses. They talk about all the features, electronic doodads, and safety systems they added.

      But they can't get around the reality:

      They have added a bunch of junk which makes the car less fun to drive, handle worse, get worse MPG, worse acceleration, more expensive, more stuff to break, more expensive to repair, unable to repair at home, etc. etc. etc.

      All so we can have more electronic doodads, which someone like me would never need.

      Nice trice, vee-dub, but next time, try to not waste your add dollars on an ad which just reinforces to me why I would never, NEVER, buy ANYTHING with "VW" printed on it made after 1975 or so!!!

      I'll pay attention again when I see an ad saying: "Thin."

      The "new beetle" is an abomination. They should make a stripper version to try to bring back the purists. At this point, it probably wouldn't be enough.

      PS Both my parents had wretched experiences with brand new Passats bought in the last few years. Steer clear.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Another example of VW's floundering. When all else fails, VW goes back to the past.
      What's next, the "New Thing"? LOL
      Oliver
      • 8 Years Ago
      Triple white top would be a bitch to clean. Thank the lord Jesus its black.
      • 8 Years Ago
      DOUBLE-white!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The triple whites had a White top, White seats, and white paint. Whats up with the black top? I don't know that a white boot makes up for it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, I've got goose bumps.

      More exciting that watching my lawn grow.

      Yawn.



      • 8 Years Ago
      AH, 2/3 white....
      • 8 Years Ago
      Click the gallery link, it shows the triple white--the main image shown here is not a triple white.

      These cars are complete turds anyway. God how I hate working on my GF's New Beetle.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Does the triple white come with an automatic convertible top or does the tripe white only come in a manual top?