2015 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible 1.8 TSI Trendline+ 6AT Tiptronic Canada Prices

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The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible blends the top-down driving experience with the classic design of the Bug. For those who enjoy a blend of classic and modern features with a retractable roof thrown into the mix, look no further than the 2015 Beetle Convertible. 




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The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle takes on the look of the new generation, which is more masculine and refined than its predecessors. The Beetle was first released in 1938 as the Volkswagen Type 1 – or unofficially as the Volkswagen Bug. Shaped and molded to reflect the times, it has managed to last this many years for a reason. For 2015, the Convertible gains an all-new trim called Classic, which builds on the base model. The drop-top style strikes a beautiful balance between the old and the new that will appeal to hippies, hipsters and just about everyone in between.

The Beetle is now available in five main trim levels: 1.8T, Classic, R-Line and TDI. All of them have slight differences in engines and features, but a Beetle is a Beetle no matter what. For those looking for a classic car with a modern spin and everyday drivability, the Volkswagen Beetle is a great place to start – and finish.

The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the more identifiable vehicles on the road. There are few people that would ever see a Beetle and not be able to place a name to the shape. The newer-generation Beetle targets a new market by introducing a more masculine look to appeal to the male population again. To do this, Volkswagen lowered and flattened the roofline and added a more upright windshield. This is an attractive car that straddles the line between the classic and the modern very well. On top of a power-operated soft-top roof, standard features that appear on this two-door hatchback include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated windshield nozzles and heated mirrors. Those looking for a more unique and sporty look should opt for the R-Line that comes with 18-inch alloys, fog lights and a sport-tuned suspension.

The interior of the Beetle Convertible is deceivingly large, considering the more compact look of the exterior. The overall look is very simple yet in a useful and classic way. The controls and gauges are all easy to operate, but there’s still a tasteful hint of “funky.” The trim that runs across the dash can be colour-keyed to match the exterior, and there are definitely hints of the original flower-power model. The interior space is ample and thanks to the roof curve, there is a lot of room for tall drivers. The rear seats have ample legroom and a blot-upright seatback, but this is not abnormal for the segment. The cargo space on the Convertible isn’t as abundant as in the Beetle Coupe due to the roof storage space, so customers will have to do with 7.1 cubic feet. This can be expanded a bit by folding down the 50/50-split rear seats.

For a classic car, the Beetle Convertible has quite an array of standard and optional technology features. Standard features in all the Beetles include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod interface and Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system. Optional or standard features, depending on the trim, include a rearview camera, navigation system and premium sound system. The controls are conveniently mounted on the steering wheel and easy to use.

The Volkswagen Beetle Convertibles are equipped with engines that offer a nice balance of power and efficiency. The base and Classic models are equipped with an almost-new 1.8-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This engine can be paired with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The R-Line convertible is equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that produces 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The TDI gets the turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. The six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the six-speed automated manual is optional with these engines. All Beetle Convertibles are front wheel drive.

Overall, the 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a great option for those who enjoy a wind-in-your-hair driving experience. With its versatility and range of engine options, the Convertible is sure to suit the needs of many.

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
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Rating: 8.2 / 10



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General Specs

Engine 1.8000 L
Horsepower @RPM170
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeConvertible
Number of Doors2
Passenger4
Drive TrainFront Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Power and Performance:

The old naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four is finally gone from the lineup, replaced mid-2014 by a new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It's rated at the same 170 horsepower as the 2.5, but with improved torque and efficiency. The 1.8T is the base engine, and can be had with a five-speed manual or six-speed auto.

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Interiors and Special Features:

The interior of the Beetle is simple and useful, a nod to its classic predecessor, while incorporating all of the modern digital tech you'd want. 

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Safety features:

The nationally recognized testing agencies give good marks to the Beetle, although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not test the convertible. The scores carry over from the previous model year.

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