Volkswagen of America Inc. is now offering a special edition Beetle – the 2016 Beetle Denim convertible. This special edition pays tribute to the Jeans Bug in the 1970s while reviving the heritage of the Beetle brand. VW will only produce 2,000 units of the Beetle Denim, 1,000 of which will feature the Pure White exterior color and the other 1,000 will be wrapped in Stonewashed Blue.
Its convertible top, meanwhile, comes in Dark Blue with a new denim-resembling fabric. Inside, the 2016 Beetle Denim is loaded with a distinct light-blue-and-silver dash-pad as well as jeans-inspired seat pockets featuring small Beetle tabs in red. Moreover, the cloth seating surfaces – in light blue denim-color – feature white piping and dark blue leatherette accents.
For infotainment, the 2016 Beetle Denim is provided with Volkswagen’s new MIB II system, which now offers higher resolution as well as faster processing speeds.
The system comes with a 5.0-inch resistive touchscreen display laden with standard features like a USB multimedia interface with iPhone and iPod device connectivity, Bluetooth technology for compatible devices, AUX-in, SD card slots and reverse camera display.
In the United States, the 2016 Beetle Denim is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This powerplant develops up to 170 horsepower of output and 184 pound-feet of torque.
Based in Herndon, Virginia, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. Volkswagen of America does diverse work for the group in the US, including research and development, parts distribution, sales and marketing, parts and vehicle processing, and financial service centers.
Volkswagen of America manufactures vehicles at its state-of-the-art production site in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The company sells the Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, Eos, e-Golf, Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen, Golf R, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, and Touareg vehicles via around 652 independent dealers across the US. On the other hand, the Volkswagen Group is considered one of the largest makers of passenger cars in the world.