The 2013 VW Beetle convertible’s long-awaited world introduction coincided with its U.S. showroom debut. VW says pricing on the base model will start at $24,495, plus a $795 for destination fee. The Turbo version, with a manual transmission, will begin at $27,795. An optional diesel variant is just $100 more than the Turbo, VW says. When fully loaded, the droptop tops out at about $32,000.