Active Roll-Over Protection System

The New Beetle Cabriolet has an active roll-over protection system behind the rear head restraints. It works with the reinforced windscreen frame to provide extra crash protection for all occupants. At the heart of the system are sensors which constantly monitor the car's progress. Should they detect the risk of a rollover or impact, a dual-lever release system automatically turns the rear head restraints into a pair of robust rollover bars. These bars are housed in special cassettes bolted to the luggage compartment wall behind the rear seats. Once activated, they shoot upwards and are securely locked into place within 0.25 seconds.