There're only a couple more months to go until Volkswagen officially unveils the 2014 Beetle Convertible at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and while it doesn't take much imagination to figure out what the drop-top Beetle will look like, our spy photographers caught the car testing with minimal camouflage.
The best part about of these pictures is that we can finally see what this car will look like with the top both up and down. Volkswagen has managed to keep the car's unique and bubbly roofline with the top in place, but the big news for the 2014 Beetle Convertible is that it no longer looks like its wearing a backward baseball cap with the top folded. The new Beetle Convertible will still use a cloth top but it does a much better job folding into the body, giving the car a cleaner look.
Another interesting thing that we see in the spy photos is that all of the test cars are wearing steel wheels with stylish hubcaps on the entry-level Beetle 2.5. The current base model for the 2013 Beetle comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, so it appears the new soft-top Beetle might be getting some cost-saving wheels on the base models.
As far as powertrains go, expect the Beetle Convertible to cover the same bases as its hardtop counterpart starting with the 2.5-liter I5, stepping up to the sporty 200-horsepower Beetle Turbo and then finally the fuel-efficient Beetle TDI.