Volkswagen will use the upcoming Beijing auto show to preview the Beetle convertible ahead of its launch later this year, according to company sources.
VW will show the E-Bugster concept in Beijing. The concept was first unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January, but in Beijing it will be shown without a roof to preview the new Beetle convertible.
The Beetle coupe was unveiled last April at the Shanghai and New York auto shows.
Also on VW's Beijing stand will be the new version of the Lavida compact sedan. The China-only car is built with local partners SAIC and is the biggest seller in its segment, with sales of 248,035 in 2011.
The current model was launched in 2008 and is built on the old Golf MK1V platform.
VW will also show in Beijing the previously revealed Cross Coupe concept and a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline version of the CC cabriolet.