PRLog - Oct. 12, 2012 - LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- Prior to its upcoming debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen has unveiled their latest fusion of practicality and fun: the 2013 Beetle Convertible. Libertyville Volkswagen is excited to have a sneak peak at this newest model, and they encourage area drivers to stop in at their dealership to learn more about what to expect when this marvel of German engineering arrives on their lot later on this year.
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
The modern new design is a reinterpretation of the classic VW – the type 15, originating in 1949 – while taking cues from the success of the New Beetle Convertible of 2003. The result is a new take on a timeless design, giving the 2013 Beetle Convertible a sportier, more dynamic feel. Giving the vehicle an upright windshield and a somewhat flatter roof line harkens back to the Beetle of old.
While hard-top convertibles can be popular in some markets, Volkswagen went with the soft-top on the 2013 model, as the top will lie flat when drivers have the wind in their hair, greatly improving rear visibility. Drivers will be able to go from wind-in-their-
Volkswagen has a reputation for safety, and the 2013 Beetle is no different. This vehicle is equipped with an automatic rollover support system, with two rollover bars hidden behind the rear set and deployed by the same system that controls the airbags to help keep occupants safe during a rollover.
There are three engine choices for drivers of the Beetle Convertible. The entry-level option features a familiar 2.5L five-cylinder engine capable of 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic transmission. Drivers can also choose a TDI Clean Diesel engine that, for a slightly reduced power output, can net an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway. The third engine option is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder, capable of 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque and paired with either a six-speed manual or DSG automatic transmission.
Drivers interested in Volkswagen's line of brand new vehicles, including the 2013 Beetle Convertible, are encouraged to contact the sales team at Libertyville VW. In addition to brand new vehicles, the dealership also features a range of pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs of all makes and models as well as financing options for those who qualify.