Volkswagen Beetle Puts on Denim Suit for Special Edition Model

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The Volkswagen Beetle Denim will be offered as an exclusive, short-run model starting early next year.

Announced ahead of its official debut at the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Denim pays homage to the 1970s Jeans Bug, offering fans a modern take on the classic model. As a special edition model, the Beetle Denim will be limited to 2,000 units and will be available in Pure White or Stonewashed Blue exterior shades. According to the German automaker, production will be split equally between the two colors, while the convertible top will be finished exclusively in Dark Blue with a new textured fabric that resembles denim.

On the inside, the 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Denim sports a unique light-blue-and-silver dashpad and jeans-inspired seat pockets with small Beetle tabs finished in red. In addition, the light blue denim-color cloth seating surfaces have been accented with white piping and dark blue leatherette accents.

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In terms of tech, the convertible will be equipped with Volkswagen’s new MIB II Composition Color infotainment system featuring a 5.0-inch touchscreen display and a host of standard features including AUX-in, SD cards slots and a USB multimedia interface with iPhone and iPod device connectivity, reverse camera display and Bluetooth technology for compatible devices.

Powering the special edition Beetle model is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.

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  • johnls39 .

    Although I don’t care for VW anymore, that is a pretty shade of blue for this car and nice looking convertible.