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 |  Feb 22 2012, 9:31 AM

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The latest generation of the classic Volkswagen Beetle has been well received in its newest form, and will continue to get attention from VW to expand its customer base. Coming next for the new Beetle will be a soft top convertible option, which our photographers recently grabbed some spy photos of.

The Beetle convertible will likely be available with both of the powertrain options offered on standard Beetle, a 2.5L five-cylinder with a six-speed automatic, or a 2.0L TSI turbocharged four-cylinder with a DSG six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The larger 2.5L motor makes 170-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, while the smaller displacement turbo variant puts out 200-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.

The Beetle TDI debuted at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, and we are hopeful that the 2.0L diesel engine will find its way into the convertible, but it doesn’t seem likely.

Look for the drop-top Bug to bow at the New York Auto Show in April.

GALLERY: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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  • Ganesh

    I’m thinking that they mean the New Beetle (98-present). I don’t think aonnye actively looks for the old aircooled bugs anymore besides enthusiasts.If I’m right, then I would say a NB would be an okay car if you have a young kid. The backseat is cramped, but should be fine until they get around 4-4.5 feet tall. I haven’t actually climbed into the backseat of one so I can’t comment on accessiblity. My advice would be to go to a dealership and look at one there in person. Just try your best to convince the salesman that your not interested in buying that day.Oh, and I would stay away from a ’98 or ’99 as they had more problems being they were still a very new design then. Newer ones are more reliable.