Straighter lines were key to the Beetle's new design.
With the top down, the Beetle is still the head-turner it has always been.
VW's 2.0L diesel TDI may be a secret weapon for luring potential buyers.
The convertible has the same powertrain options as the coupe: 2.5L I-5, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cyl., and a diesel 2.0L TDI I-4.
VW is hoping to lure potential buyers of pricier convertibles like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.
VW is hoping the Beetle Convertible can add to its goal of notching 800,000 vehicle sales in the U.S.
There are three special editions for nostalgic buyers: '50s, '60s and '70s.
Odomoter and tachometer display carry over from the coupe model.
Three gauges above the steering wheel read temperature, altitude and air pressure.
The Beetle Convertible has a manual an automatic option.
The Beetle Convertible's interior carries over from the coupe, which won a Ward's 10 Best Interiors award in 2012.
Extra cargo-hauling room puts it above some competitors, specifically the Fiat 500 Cabrio.
The 2.5L I-5 with automatic is predicted to be the top seller.
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