Check out: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Budd E concept features Geneva Motor Show 2016

Check out: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Budd E concept features Geneva Motor Show 2016
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The latest iteration of the Beetle Convertible features similar enhancements as its hardtop sister. The retro classic collectible retains its primary design language but undergoes several refinements to stay fresh. The car also receives significant feature updates such as a new touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring tech.

The latest iteration of the Beetle Convertible features similar enhancements as its hardtop sister. The retro classic collectible retains its primary design language but undergoes several refinements to stay fresh. The car also receives significant feature updates such as a new touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring tech.

The powertrain lineup consists of a 170 PS 1.8-litre TSI and 210 PS 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol motors in addition to the 150 PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine. The base petrol can be had either with a 5-speed MT or 6-speed AT while the other two power plants are available with an option of 6-speed MT or 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

The Budd-E is a futuristic pure electric MPV concept which is the first project to be based on the German auto group’s Modular Electric Toolkit (MEB) architecture. Apart from previewing the next gen electric powertrain, the concept also serves as a precursor to VW’s advanced connectivity, entertainment and ergonomic concepts.

Each axle is driven by a compact electric motor which derives electricity from a floor-mounted 101 KWh battery pack. The car is claimed to have an impressive range of 373 miles (596 km).

The connected car packs Gesture Control 2.0 which enables intuitive operations of both interior and exterior elements. The entire dashboard is made of displays which incorporate pretty much every function of the car.

The Budd-E previews VW’s next generation infotainment, connectivity and ergonomic features.

The 2016 VW Beetle Convertible and Budd-E Concept are two of the several exhibits that are gracing the automaker’s 2016 Geneva Motor Show stall. The Budd-E Concept world premiered at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in January.

This article first appeared on rushlane.com

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