After the model's no-show earlier this month, it seems we may have to wait until the LA Auto Show in November to see the official unveiling.

The 2012 New York Auto Show came and went and there was no sign of the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible that was reportedly expected. It has now been revealed by Car & Driver that the open top version of the bubble model will be launched in the U.S. Market early in 2013.

The Beetle Convertible will be available with the same powertrain options as its coupe sibling. This will include a 2.5-liter unit producing 170 bhp (127 kW / 172 PS) and a 2.0 liter TFSI engine producing 200bhp ().

Volkswagen's 2.0 liter TDI diesel engine will also be available in the line-up. It produces 140 PS (103 kW / 138 hp) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque and will be mated with a six-speed manual or a dual-clutch transmission.

After the model's no-show earlier this month, it seems we may have to wait until the LA Auto Show in November to see the official unveiling.

 

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