• Feb 13, 2009
Click above to view high-res gallery of the VW New Beetle Blush

Driving a New Beetle convertible alone is enough to make this 30-something, male blogger blush from embarrassment. Now there's a new, tarted-up version of the neo-Bug called the Blush that sports special colors and trimmings to match the driver's face. The Blush is painted up in a hue called White Gold – a metallic finish that will likely be the pride of the Real Estate Agent's parking lot, especially when paired with the red leather interior. Fold the red top down, cover it with the red boot and hit the road. You'll be spinning the car's uniquely-patterned 17-inch wheels on your way to the next showing. There's the standard kit underhood: a 2.5-liter engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. $27,000 is all that separates you from this hunk of awesomeness. We'd love nothing more than to show you a 50-image gallery of the Blush, but VW has released only two interior shots of the car. Maybe they're embarrassed a bit.


[Source: VW]

PRESS RELEASE:

VOLKSWAGEN ANNOUNCES LATEST SPECIAL EDITION NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE-"BLUSH"

HERNDON, Va.-Volkswagen of America, Inc. has long been known for offering special edition models with unique characteristics that create excitement in showrooms and individuality among owners. Volkswagen's latest special edition, the New Beetle convertible "Blush", builds on the already great features of the standard version with added elements and design cues that are exclusive to this limited edition.

The special edition 2009 New Beetle convertible "Blush" features an exclusive exterior and interior color not offered on the standard version. An elegant metallic White Gold paint on the exterior nicely compliments the rich red leather interior, and red convertible top that gives this limited edition its namesake. The "Blush" edition is the only current New Beetle convertible available with genuine leather seating surfaces. Other unique features include a red boot for when the convertible top is down, and unique17-inch alloy wheels.

Like the New Beetle and New Beetle convertible the "Blush" edition features a 2.5L engine that produces 150 horsepower, and 170 lbs.ft. of torque. The "Blush" edition comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, and like all 2009 Volkswagen's Electronic Stabilization Program comes standard. The New Beetle convertible "Blush" edition is value priced at $26,990 and only a limited number will be produced.

Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Eos, Rabbit, New Beetle, New Beetle convertible, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, GLI, Passat, Passat wagon, CC, Tiguan, Touareg 2 and Routan through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers. All 2009 Volkswagens come standard-equipped with Electronic Stabilization Program. This is important because the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has called ESC the most effective new vehicle safety technology since the safety belt. Visit Volkswagen of America online at vw.com or www.media.vw.com to learn more.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Way too easy.

      Even I won't shoot fish in a kettle.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "Blush?" What, "Lady Bug" wouldn't have made an emasculating enough name for this thing? Seriously, it has a red top, it's a Beetle...
      • 5 Years Ago
      What? VW still producing the new Beetle?
      I thought this was dead and buried.

      • 5 Years Ago
      The backseat isn't really that bad, it's just an odd angle. I have made the 200+ mile from where I live to Tacoma, WA (and back) with two friends in the backseat of my Bug, and not a peep out of either of them. Twice in a 1 month period.

      Personally I think VW needs to get off their asses and bring us the refresh of this car now. If they wait much longer they will kill this car. It was the first to use the Mk4 chassis, and now it is the last.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't make me laugh! $27,000 for some paint and some leather, hahahahaha!!
      I told you not to make me laugh!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hwat?!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is the backseat really that small???
      • 5 Years Ago
      27Large is way too much money for a "new" beetle.
        • 5 Years Ago
        What other brand new convertible can you get for cheaper?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Solstice, Sky, G6, Mustang..
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed... $27k is too much for any Beetle sans WICKED custom work.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to know why:

      "Driving a New Beetle convertible alone is enough to make this 30-something, male blogger blush from embarrassment."

      Do you equate your manhood with the car you are driving? Are you that insecure? You've obviously fallen for all that advertising garbage that equates a certain type of car with masculinity. The advertising industry seems to have you by the short hairs. Very sad.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd be embarassed because the NB is the triumph of style over substance, and I'm not fond of the style.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh, c'mon dude. I'm gay and even I think it's a chick car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Boy, the automotive journalistic world is really on the ball - there was one of these at the NAIAS, but I don't remember seeing any pictures of it anywhere.

      At any rate, it's very striking in person
        • 5 Years Ago
        maybe but that red interior will be a killer on resale. how many 80s sports cars cant sell bcause they were adorned with the bordello red interior?

        especially the convertibles where the dash and panels have faded out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah I saw it there too. We actually were talking about it to the girls when we got home, but couldn't find pictures anywhere. I thought it was unique looking, but I have always like red leather...
      • 5 Years Ago
      leg room fail. The rest of the interior isn't too bad though.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could see this being popular in parts of San Francisco. BMW has a Coral red interior but it somehow looks good in that car. http://forum.e90fanatics.com/e90fanatics-showroom/1713-space-gray-coral-red-335i-pics.html
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