Two coupe and two cabriolet VW Beetle concepts are on display at the New York motor show
Four VW Beetle concepts shown off at the New York show
All four Beetle concepts are production-ready
VW Beetle Denim could come in up to nine colours
The VW Beetle Denim concept is inspired by the material
The VW Beetle R-Line concept is 14mm wider than the standard car
The VW Beetle R-Line concept comes with the 217bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine
The VW Beetle Pink Edition
VW Beetle Pink Edition
The VW Beetle Wave concept is inspired by surf culture
Beetle Wave concept also features elements of the Dune concept car shown at Detroit in 2014
Four Volkswagen Beetle concepts have been revealed at the New York show, including one that previews an R-Line edition.
There are two cabriolet and two coupe concepts on display, including the Beetle Cabriolet Denim and the Beetle Wave convertible. The Beetle Pink Edition and the R-Line Concept complete the line-up.
The Beetle Cabriolet Denim concept is finished in 'Stonewashed Blue' and has been created to honour previous jeans-based Beetles of the 1970s, '80s and '90s. The soft-top is finished in a darker denim look than the body, while the body colour also features throughout the interior. The seats are also finished in a light blue denim and feature red and white stripes.
VW says that up to nine colours would be available on any subsequent production version.
The Beetle Cabriolet Wave is the second convertible concept, and is finished in a bright Habanero Orange. It is said to be inspired by the east and west coasts of the USA and American surfing culture, with wood details on the inside. The Wave takes inspiration from the Dune concept that appeared at the 2014 Detroit show, and will go on sale next year.
The Pink Edition is, as its name implies, largely finished in pink. The exterior is largely Fuchsine Metallic, while the door mirror housings and side body mouldings are Dark Adamantium. The main exterior colour spreads to the interior as well, although the seats feature pink details rather than being totally covered in the colour.
The final concept is more focused on performance; the R-Line concept is powered by the 217bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine that features in the production car.
As well as visual tweaks, the Concept R-Line is 14mm wider than the standard production version of the Beetle, thanks to elements such as restyled bumpers. It also gets a large rear spoiler and 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the R-Line concept gets sports bucket seats with lateral supports in a leather-carbon-look finish. This also spreads to the door inserts and steering wheel. It also gets contrasting yellow stitching.
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