I’m not the sort of fella who is particularly fabulous. Or the sort of guy who likes a convertible, or the sort of dude particularly concerned with colour-coordinated seat accents to match my convertible roof, or colour-coordinated interior trim to match my paint. All of these are key offerings that define the Volkswagen Beetle’s new Classic Convertible model variant.
my car, and a suspect-looking pair of blue sneakers, I don’t consider myself one of those, either.Volkswagen says the interior colour accents and palette intend to appeal to the fashionista, and although I’m mocked, often and vigorously, for ownership of a pair of sunglasses colour-matched to
The Beetle Classic Convertible has a special paint colour, repeated on the interior accents. A special brown fabric top. Specially styled cloth seats with brown leather trim, accent stitching, and a faint checkerboard cloth pattern. And, perhaps the Beetle Classic’s most eyeball-snatching party favor, it’s got a fantastic looking set of retro-dish heritage wheels that call the original Beetle to mind and make nearby tuner-kids do a quadruple take. They look like the cabbage-shredding attachment on my food processor, and I think they’re neat.
Nobody who got close to the tester left unaffected. Everyone stops and looks, and most say they love it. Others expressed surprise when your writer, not a middle-age lady wielding a purse-dog, got out.
Looks aside, there’s something sort of magical about convertible motoring in the fall, with the beautiful colours out on the trees, accenting the beautiful colours of the car. I had a ton of fun photographing it against the mid-October backdrop. It’s a pleasing drive, too. And throughout this attention-grabbing variant of an already attention-grabbing car, you see numerous VW traits employed towards that promise.