MIAMI BEACH – Volkswagen of America Inc. officials say it doesn’t really matter that the New Beetle Convertible is coming to market about a year later than intended – the first year’s worth of vehicles already are spoken for. First-year sales of the New Beetle Convertible, which goes on sale in December, are estimated at 33,000 units, says Frank Maguire, VWA vice president-sales and marketing. He thinks sales in the first two years will be supported by pent-up demand for the drop-top, ...

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