2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
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  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots front 3/4 top down

  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots front 3/4 top down

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  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
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  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
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  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots front 3/4 top up

  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots front 3/4 top up

  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots front 3/4 top up

  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots front 3/4 top up

  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots rear 3/4 top up

  • 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible spy shots
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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.


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      Luc Helterbrand
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW really needs to shrink this car back to the proportions and size of the original beetles. This thing is fat and ugly.
        valnat00
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luc Helterbrand
        I could not agree with you more, I drive a 2008 VW Beetles it ok, I don't like it that much , I thought it was the same, but after I brought and drive it around and found out to not the same and a mistake I made. but I like my old 2001 Turbo VW Beetles better and had it for 6 year, but it worn out,
        Mr E
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luc Helterbrand
        The size isn't bad, but rear-engine/rear-wheel-drive would be perfect.
        valnat00
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Luc Helterbrand
        I could not agree with you more, I drive a 2008 VW Beetles it ok, I don't like it that much , I thought it was the same, but after I brought and drive it around and found out to not the same and a mistake I made. but I like my old 2001 Turbo VW Beetles better and had it for 6 year, but it worn out,
      SethG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Funny because the current beetle hardtop looks much better than the last one. Yet the improvements don't really carry over with the convertible. Maybe it would be better if they used the blur filter from the driver's head on the rest of the car.
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      It doesn't look like the new model. Looks like the 1997 concept. Hideous.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      mike.mor
      • 2 Years Ago
      From a side view and the top down it looks like a god damn PT cruiser !!! It looks heavy, ugly and generic.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Big V
      • 2 Years Ago
      Blur my face too if I was photographed driving that cheerleader mobile...
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look how high that belt-line is....it comes up to the guys neck. Ridiculous!
        th0mb0ne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @th0mb0ne
        Ugh, stupid laggy Autoblog comment system....sorry for the triple post!
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look how high that belt-line is....it comes up to the guys neck. Ridiculous!
      th0mb0ne
      • 2 Years Ago
      Look how high that belt-line is....it comes up to the guys neck. Ridiculous!
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      Just notice the headlights/tailights are stickers.
      metusmetu
      • 2 Years Ago
      The hood should have a more rounded point to it, and sloped more towards the front. Should have a roll-bar. Tail lights need to be more elongated front to back, and stand up straighter. I'm also curious as to whether there is a "short person" driving in the pictures, or does one sit on the floor in this vehicle, how does one put their elbow on the window sill while driving? Wheels suck. I'd like to see what hub-caps look like on this vehicle.
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