The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, one of the most recognizable open-top vehicles ever built, since the type 15 Convertible debuted in 1949, with more than 500,000 examples being built between its release and the current car, which went on sale in 2012 as a 2013 model. Each iteration has reinforced the Beetle’s iconic design and inspired a whole new generation of buyers.
The 2018 Beetle Convertible is offered with an automatic transmission with Tiptronic® in four trims—S, Coast, SE, and Dune. All 2018 Beetle models, both convertible and coupe, are powered by Volkswagen’s most advanced EA888 engine ever. The new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged, direct-injection TSI engine boosts horsepower in the 2018 Beetle to 174 hp, and the EPA-estimated fuel economy rating is 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for S, SE and Coast models. Beetle Dune models have EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26/34/29 respectively.
The Beetle Convertible S adds a new Style & Comfort Package, which offers a 6.3-inch Composition Media touchscreen infotainment display; SiriusXM® satellite radio; Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect; Voice Control; KESSY® keyless access with push-button start; automatic headlights; auto-dimming mirror; rain-sensing wipers; and 17-inch “Philadelphia” aluminum-alloy wheels.
The new Beetle Coast Convertible model enters the lineup as a special model for model year 2018 and is based off the S trim. The model includes a unique Deep Sea Teal exterior color option, a surfboard wood-look dashpad, cloth seating surfaces in “Pepita” houndstooth, Monster Mats®, scuff plates, and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert. An available Lighting Package includes Bi-Xenon® headlights; LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs); LED taillights; and LED license plate lights.
For 2018, the Beetle Convertible SE adds Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert as standard. The model is also available with a new Premium Package for a host of upscale enhancements and conveniences, including 18-inch “Disc” aluminum alloy wheels; front and rear Park Distance Control (Park Pilot); 6.3-inch Discover Media touchscreen infotainment and navigation display; Fender® Premium Audio System; Bi-Xenon headlights; LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs); LED taillights; LED license plate lights; and fog lights.
The Beetle Dune Convertible receives Bi-xenon headlights; LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs); LED license plate lights; Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control; Fender® Premium Audio system; and KESSY keyless access with push-button start as standard for model year 2018.
For the 2018 model year, Volkswagen Beetle Convertible models in the United States will come with the People First Warranty, a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout its duration.