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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE CONVERTIBLE R-LINE® AND "EXCLUSIVE" MODELS DEBUT AT THE LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
Europe-only models from Volkswagen R GmbH focus on styling and interior enhancements
Herndon, VA – Volkswagen R GmbH is responsible not only for the sportiest R models in the
Volkswagen lineup, but also for the R-Line and "Exclusive" lines. R-Line vehicles have the
aggressive styling of the Volkswagen R models, but not the performance hardware. With Exclusive
vehicles, the focus is on unique and more luxurious styling and trim.
The Beetle Convertible Exclusive is based on the European-market "Design" and "Sport" trim lines.
The exterior is marked out by polished black 18-inch "Twister" aluminium-alloy wheels. As an
option, 19-inch "Tornado" aluminium-alloy wheels are also available in white and black. Inside,
there are three different colors for the Nappa leather seating surfaces-Pepper Beige, Amber
Brown, and Black-which are stitched in a unique diamond pattern.
In addition, the following features are standard with the new Exclusive equipment line:
Dashboard trim in "Black Uni" finish
Stainless-steel kickplates with "Volkswagen Exclusive" lettering
Leather three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel, gearshift knob, handbrake lever, and
center armrest, with colored stitching that matches the seats
Front sport seats
Front and rear textile floormats with colored edging
"Leather look" door trim
The pricing for the vehicles, which won't be available in the U.S., is:
Beetle Convertible Exclusive Design from € 26,775 (1.2-liter TSI®, 103 hp)
Beetle Convertible Exclusive Sport from € 30,500 (1.4-liter TSI, 158 hp)
The Beetle Convertible R-Line shares its trim enhancements with the R-Line coupe. On European models, this includes: more aggressive front and rear bumper designs; R-Line logos beneath the A-pillars; 18-inch "Twister" aluminum-alloy wheels with the option of 19-inch "Tornado" wheels; sport seats with "Kyalami" cloth seating surfaces; front head restraints with R-Line badges; leather-trimmed sport steering wheel, gearshift knob, and handbrake lever with "Art Grey" decorative seams; and "Dark Vanadium" dashboard trim. As an option, the seats may be ordered in black "Vienna" leather.
Although there are no immediate plans to sell the Convertible R-Line in the U.S., the Los
Angeles Auto Show provides an opportunity to gauge consumer feedback for a future offering.
About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a
subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen's
operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle
processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service
centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen
is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker.
Volkswagen sells the Beetle, Eos, Golf, Golf R, GTI, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Passat, CC,
Tiguan, Touareg and Routan vehicles through approximately 600 independent U.S. dealers.
News Source: Volkswagen
Category: Car Buying, Convertible, Budget, Volkswagen, Design/Style, Diesel
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