Four Volkswagen Beetle concepts revealed
Four Volkswagen Beetle concepts have been revealed at the New York Motor Show, two coupe and two cabriolet concepts.
FOUR VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE concepts (two coupe and two cabriolets) have been revealed at the New York Motorshow overnight. Volkswagen isn’t saying much about them, but beyond the R-Line concept, don’t expect to see these options available for the Beetle any time soon.
Painted in ‘Stonewashed Blue Metallic’ body colour with soft top in dark blue with a special fabric texture, the Blue Jeans concept draws on the world’s most popular trousers: jeans., as well as giving a nod to previous ‘jeans’ themed Beetle concepts. The first ‘Jeans Bug’ made its debut in the mid-1970s, adopting the denim theme. In the 1980s and 1990s, other ‘jeans’ special Beetle models followed.
The Beetle Wave concept in ‘Habanero Orange Metallic’ is intended to reflect the “American spirit on the East and West coast beaches of the USA”. The interior follows a similar theme, with fabric patterns from the 1950s and ‘60s influencing the design of the centre seat panels, and there is a genuine wood dashboard “designed in traditional surfboard style”.
The Beetle Pink Edition is, according to VW, aimed at “style-conscious people around the globe”. “Pink accessories can be found among the most expensive labels in Manhattan and other great cities of the world. Only the car was lacking: now Volkswagen is satisfying this need with a coupé in ‘Fuschine Metallic’, the bright pink body colour contrasting with exterior and interior elements in black, chrome and aluminium look”. And, no, none of these were an April Fools joke.
The VW Beetle R-Line Concept is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI engine that produces 205kW. Painted in ‘Oryx White Pearl Effect’, its bumpers and wrap-around body panelling are painted in contrasting high-gloss black, it also gets a black diffuser and a large rear spoiler. The car’s overall sporty impression continues inside with sport bucket seats and leather-carbon look highlights.