Volkswagen has confirmed rumors that its 2013 Beetle Convertible will drop its top at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show in late November of this year. While we haven't seen images of the new convertible yet, the automaker's all-electric E-Bugster should give us a good indication of how the new model will look – minus the flared fenders, speedster windshield and two-seat passenger configuration, of course.

It has also been reported, though not from VW, that new period-correct trim, with retro paint colors, upholstery and other details, will help capture the nostalgia of the "Fifties," "Sixties" or "Seventies."

The automaker has stated that there will be three engine choices for North American customers (it appears EV fans will have to keep waiting). Under the front hood of standard models will be a naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter five-cylinder (earlier this week, we announced that the inline-five is being discontinued in the Jetta). The Beetle Turbo will be fitted with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder running on unleaded and the Beetle TDI receives a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder burning diesel.


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      wsbfan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Generally I don't like convertibles, but they did a really good job on this one.
      Cool people
      • 2 Years Ago
      This looks FINE !
      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would love this car if they built it exactly like this concept .
      Sir Duke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not trying to be mean or rude, but is there a more irrelevant car currently on the market than the Beetle?
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sir Duke
        many...
        Dayv
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sir Duke
        "No offense, but..." "I don't mean to sound racist, but..." "I don't have a problem with gay people, but..."
        Mr.Roadrage
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sir Duke
        I don't know. What car do you drive?
          Georg
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mr.Roadrage
          I am waiting for delivery of my 45th Anniverssary Edition Camaro (LS3) euro spec...
      brgtlm
      • 2 Years Ago
      It'll be one of the few convertibles with a MSRP starting under $30K. Currently there are about 5 true drop tops under $30K.