2016 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible 1.8 TSI Trendline+ 6AT Tiptronic Canada Prices

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The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is both classic and straightforward, featuring the same style and comfort that it always has – except now with more of a modern flow. This year’s model benefits from a fuel-efficient engine lineup that includes a variety of athletic engines, all equipped with manual transmission and front-wheel drive. On the outside is the same recognizable design in the form of pronounced curves and smooth sheet metal, ultimately conveying a sense of elegance and comfort that is evidenced throughout the cars interior as well. There is no doubt that the new Beetle aims to please with fuel economy, comfortable interior and the timelessly attractive outer body.




Full Review

The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is attractive and comfortable in all the right ways, straying only slightly from its traditional design. The most significant modifications are made to its exterior profile and engine lineup. It courageously competes with rivals like the Nissan Juke and MINI Cooper, but it shines in terms of functionality and fuel economy on top of its timeless vibe. With ample room, storage space and a great engine, this Beetle remains reliable and capable, undeniably standing out on the road – especially with the top down.

On the outside is the same traditional design that is bolstered with the elegance of convertible vehicles. The power-operated soft-top folds down in about 10 seconds and can be operated at speeds up to 50 kilometres per hour. However, when folded down it sits on top of the rear deck lid – effectively limiting rear visibility. Nonetheless, the vehicle incorporates the same straightforward and timeless design, featuring attractive and flowing lines with flattened arches and subtle flares. Overall, the Beetle is (expectedly) unchanged on the outside, save for a few modifications.

This year’s update brings the same classy passenger environment for the Beetle, utilizing a simple and useful interior for a laid back experience. The front cabin is roomy and features good headroom and legroom. The seats are likewise comfortable, making it easy to take this car on long drives. The backseat, on the other hand, isn’t as spacious and significantly lacks legroom. In fact, legroom is pretty much non-existent. But the vehicle does host a multitude of boxes and bins for storage and up to 7.1 cubic feet of cargo space with a pass-through to the trunk.

Tech enthusiasts will be satisfied with the standard five-inch colour touchscreen embedded in the center stack. The interface is small but easy to use, featuring standard stereo and navigation components on top of a three-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Also available is a leather steering wheel and premium Fender audio system that produces impressive sound quality.

Across all trims of the Beetle lineup are three incredibly fuel-efficient units that offer great power and transmission. Standard with Volkswagen are manual transmissions and front-wheel drive, but automatic transmission is optional. The first unit is a 1.8-litre turbocharged inline-four, which produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, but this only comes with automatic transmission on the Convertible. Alternatively available is a 2.0-litre turbodiesel inline-four, and a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 with even greater output. All drivetrains boast stellar fuel economy and are available with each model, thus constituting one of the most flexible and diverse lineups we’ve ever seen.

Standard safety features include antilock brakes and traction and stability control, as well as Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system. The system effectively bundles crash notifications, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, remote door unlocking and geo-fencing – which allows parents to set boundaries for young drivers.

Throughout this car is an overall simple and straightforward feel, carrying over many aesthetic features from its predecessors. Though minimally changed in terms of style, the Beetle Convertible retains the same traditional features with a hint of modern flare.

2016 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
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Rating: 8.1 / 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:

Across all trims of the Beetle lineup are three incredibly fuel-efficient units that offer great power and transmission. Standard with Volkswagen are manual transmissions and front-wheel drive, but automatic transmission is optional. The first unit is a 1.8-litre turbocharged inline-four, which produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, but this only comes with automatic transmission on the Convertible. Alternatively available is a 2.0-litre turbodiesel inline-four, and a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 with even greater output. All drivetrains boast stellar fuel economy and are available with each model, thus constituting one of the most flexible and diverse lineups we’ve ever seen.

Interiors and Special Features:

This year’s update brings the same classy passenger environment for the Beetle, utilizing a simple and useful interior for a laid back experience. The front cabin is roomy and features good headroom and legroom. The seats are likewise comfortable, making it easy to take this car on long drives. The backseat, on the other hand, isn’t as spacious and significantly lacks legroom. In fact, legroom is pretty much non-existent. But the vehicle does host a multitude of boxes and bins for storage and up to 7.1 cubic feet of cargo space with a pass-through to the trunk.

Tech enthusiasts will be satisfied with the standard five-inch colour touchscreen embedded in the center stack. The interface is small but easy to use, featuring standard stereo and navigation components on top of a three-month subscription to SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Also available is a leather steering wheel and premium Fender audio system that produces impressive sound quality.

Safety features:

Standard safety features include antilock brakes and traction and stability control, as well as Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system. The system effectively bundles crash notifications, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle locator, remote door unlocking and geo-fencing – which allows parents to set boundaries for young drivers.


Audio

8 speakers
Audio system with AM/FM radio, digital media card, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen
Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB front
Antenna

Body Exterior

Chrome/bright trim around side windows
Trunk/hatch spoiler

Brakes

Electronic brake distribution
ABS
Brake assist system
Hill holder
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)

Bumpers

Front and rear bumpers

Charges

Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,625.00

Convenience

2 12V in front
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Voice activating system; includes phone
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Cruise control
Front reading lights
Cargo area light
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Rear camera parking distance sensors
4 passenger assist handles
Parking assistance: guidance display for rear parking

Dimensions

Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 998, rear headroom (mm): 956, front leg room (mm): 1,048, rear leg room (mm): 797, front shoulder room (mm): 1,404, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,094 and interior volume (litres): 2,300
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,278, overall width (mm): 1,808, overall height (mm): 1,473, wheelbase (mm): 2,540, front track (mm): 1,578, rear track (mm): 1,554 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,800
Cargo capacity(in litres): all seats in place: 200

Doors

Doors: driver and passenger : front hinged
Body colour exterior door handles

Engine

Turbocharged
Emissions data: CO2: 3,878 kg/yr
Engine: 1.8L in-line four-cylinder with VVT

Engine Performance

Power: 170 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 184 ft lb of torque @ 1,500 rpm
Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 9.6 ; highway= 7.0 ; combined= 8.4 ;

Fuel

Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel tank: 55 litre capacity
Fuel system: gasoline direct injection & multi-point

Instrumentation

External temperature
Multi-function display screen 5.0, touch screen and 1
Main dashboard display
Tachometer

Interior Trim

Floor mats
Floor covering: none
Luxury trim: painted body colour on dashboard and none

Lights

Headlights: halogen with projector beam lens halogen
LED side indicator lights
Daytime running lights

Locks

Remote keyless power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking

Paint

Pearl paint

Roof

Remote soft top convertible roof with glass rear window
Wind deflector behind seats
Convertible rollover protection: concealed system

Safety

2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats and rear seats
Airbags 4
LATCH
Rear seat belts for driver and passenger
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
Front side airbags
Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag

Seats

Easy entry
Seating: 4 passengers
Seat upholstery: main seat material
Folding front seat centre armrest
Front driver seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height, manual lumbar and manual tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height and manual tilt
Rear seats: split-folding bench/sports with seating for two

Service

Intermediate service 15,000, 12 and variable distance/period

Steering

Steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Power steering

Storage

Cupholders in front row and rear seats
Full floor console with open storage, partial overhead console

Suspension

Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs

Transmission

3.870:1 axle ratio
Transmission: Tiptronic 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. shifter on floor
Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP) stability control
Electronic traction control
Front-wheel drive

Ventilation

Ventilation system with cabin filter
Air conditioning

Version

Version information 01 Apr 2016
Date introduced:
Data completeness
Powertrain type : combustion
2-door convertible
Trim level: TRENDLINE+

Visibility

Rear window with defroster
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with indicator lights
Rear view mirror
Heated washer
Front power windows with 2 express
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Tinted glass

Warranty

Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Roadside assistance warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km
Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 144 months/ 200,000 km

Weights

Weights: published curb weight (kg): 1,463 and Manufacturer’s own

Wheels

Front and rear steel wheels: 16"x 6.5"
Front and rear all-season tires 215/60/H
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim