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2013-02-25 09:07

VW'S ICONIC TOPLESS SUNSEEKER RETURNS: Volkswagen's cute-as-a-button Beetle convertible is available in three limited editions.

WOLFSBURG, Germany - The new Beetle Convertible has arrived and is being shipped to VW dealers across Europe.

With an updated design, new engines and fresh trim options the new Beetle Convertible is perfect for sun-seeking drivers. The open-top four-seater will be launched across Europe during March, 2013.

The grandchild of the legendary original Beetle Convertible can be ordered with a range of engines available in 77kW - 147kW guise.

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The soft top opens in 9.5 seconds and the model is fitted with a rollover protection system that deploys within milliseconds of the car leaning at a dangerous angle.

Five equipment versions are available:- Beetle, Design, Design Exclusive, Sport and Sport Exclusive.

Owners can also choose from three limited-edition models: 50's, 60's or 70's Edition.

VWSA tells Wheels24 there are no plans to introduce it in South Africa.

Shame.

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