• Apr 16th 2007 at 12:32PM
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Apparently Volkswagen and Ford were thinking alike. Red sells. Color, however, is about the only shared character trait of the GT500 Red Stripe and the New Beetle Cabriolet Red Edition.

Only for its European customers, VW dresses up the New Beetle Cabriolet Red Edition with red top, seats, door panels and a few other interior bits. The red-crowned VW can be had painted in beige, white and, our favorite, black pearl.

One of the coolest touches to the crimson Beetle is the Limited Red Edition tag running vertically above the car's right rear bumper much like in previous generations. You can see a photo of it in the gallery. European customers can purchase the New Beetle Cabriolet Red Edition starting at €26.950 for the 1.6 liter engine and manual tranny, while the top-end gets a 2.0 liter and automatic transmission for €31,200. Pricing was not immediately available for the TDI version. We'll just have to make do with our Triple White edition.

Check out the gallery for more photos of the New Beetle Cabriolet Red Edition.

[Source: Auto Express]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I just wish the Beetle came in a bone stripped version like the real Bug did. Take off the power doodas and AC, no stereo, spartan interior. Target sub 10,000 and the young drivers would flock to it just like they did before. Keep offering the pricey one, but sheesh for 20k, I can get a lot more car. Well maybe not 20 million cars worth, but you know what I mean.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Because the author is too lazy to convert pounds into US dollars, that's US$53,600 - $62,100.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am not liking a red top. Someone need to edit this blog entry it has that General Lee Limo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Because the author is too lazy to convert pounds into US dollars, that's US$53,600 - $62,100."

      First off, you're too lazy to see that its not POUNDS but EUROS.
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Hey look, everyone! It's got a red top!" (point) (point)

      VW always uses the name "New" for their current platform in their marketing information. New Passat, GTI, new Jetta, etc.
      But oh yes, you're not alone in thinking the 1998 Beetle platform is old,

      Scroll to the bottom. Euro Market. Golf, Jetta, and Passat have seen two generations while the Beetle hasn't changed outside of new engines.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hum... Could they pick a color that will sun fade any faster.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow VW is really running out of ideas.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No, it's different... "New" is actually part of the NAME of the car. It's not the new VW Beetle, it's the VW New Beetle. See?