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VW celebrates 60 years in the US (pictures)

Volkswagen brings four special-edition Beetles to the 2015 New York auto show to celebrate 60 years in the American market.

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Volkswagen celebrates 60 years in the US

At the 2015 New York auto show, Volkswagen is celebrating 60 years in the United States with four conceptual special-edition Beetles.

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Beetle Pink Color Edition

The pink metallic paint was chosen in response to a demand for a pink Beetle special edition. Beneath the pink hue are an aggressive R-line front and rear bumper.

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Beetle Pink Color Edition

VW is presenting the Pink Color Edition as a coupe, but when the model hits dealerships, it could end up as a convertible.

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Beetle Convertible Wave

The Convertible Wave features habanero orange metallic paint on the outside, but it's the inside that makes this concept special edition... special.

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Beetle Convertible Wave

The interior features a dashpad that is constructed of wood and is designed to resemble a surfboard. The Wave is a concept, but it complements the Dune special edition, which hits dealerships in 2016.

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Beetle Convertible Denim

The Volkswagen Beetle Denim previews a special edition that is inspired by — you guessed it — blue jeans. The convertible features a dark-blue top that resembles denim and special stonewash-blue metallic paint.

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Beetle Convertible Denim

The interior is also inspired by denim with light-blue fabric and dark-blue V-tex leatherette. Interestingly, it doesn't appear that VW uses any actual denim in the Denim special edition.

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Beetle R-Line concept

The R-Line concept starts by dropping VW's 2.0-liter turbocharged into the Beetle's chassis and then it beefs up that chassis with aggressive looks and aerodynamics.

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Beetle R-Line concept

The R-Line has an angry body kit, massive intakes up front and beefy wheels. Onyx white pearl effect paint and sporty graphics complete the looks.

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Golf SportWagen Alltrack

Along with the Beetles, Volkswagen is also showcasing its new Golf SportWagen Alltrack, which is due at dealerships in 2016.

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Golf SportWagen Alltrack

Based on the Golf SportWagen, the Alltrack features all-wheel drive and slightly more ground clearance.

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Golf SportWagen Alltrack

Volkswagen claims the Alltrack boasts the "off-road capability and load-carrying capacity of a compact SUV along with the on-road manners and fuel economy of a compact wagon."

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