UNMISTAKABLE SHAPE: VW has unveiled four feature concept versions of its legendary Beetle at the 2015 New York auto show. Images: VW
NEW YORK, United States - Volkswagen has revealed four new versions of its legendary Beetle at the New York International Auto Show - two coupés and two cabriolet concepts with which the automaker plans to extend the range.
Blue is the theme for the Beetle Cabriolet Denim concept. In ‘Stonewashed Blue Metallic’ body colour with soft top in dark blue with a special fabric texture, this car clearly calls to mind the world’s most popular legwear: jeans.
The first ‘Jeans Bug’ made its debut in the mid-1970’s, adopting the denim theme. Other ‘jeans’ specials followed in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Next up is the Beetle Wave concept in striking ‘Habanero Orange Metallic’ which reflects the American spirit on the East and West coast beaches of the USA. This spirit, VW says, is also expressed in the convertible's interior.
GALLERY: All four of the concept cars
Fabric patterns from the 1950’s and 60’s have influenced the design of the centre seat panels and there is a genuine wood dashpad designed in traditional surfboard style.
Those looking for something very special will find the Beetle Pink Edition the ideal choice. VW says it’s a car for style-conscious people around the world. Pink accessories can be found among the most expensive labels in Manhattan and other great cities - only the car was lacking.
VW is satisfying this need with a coupé in ‘Fuschine Metallic’, its bright pink body contrasting with exterior and interior elements in black, chrome and aluminium-look.
The Beetle R-Line Concept stands for automotive sportiness. It has a two-litre TSI engine (European version) that produces 165kW the, VW says, suits the car’s sporty exterior.
The car is finished in ‘Oryx White Pearl Effect’ and VW believes it will impress with its independent bumpers and wrap-around body panelling in gloss black with 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.More from the 2015 New York Motor Show