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This Volkswagen Beetle’s Backseat Has Been Converted Into A Japanese Bathtub

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Some people can attest to their cars being their second homes, but Volkswagen Group Japan has taken this concept to a whole new level—by installing a bathtub in the backseat of a Beetle Cabriolet.

It started out when the company organized an event titled ‘Whatever You Wish To Do With The Beetle, Do It’, encouraging local Beetle lovers to dream up ways of reinventing the vehicle. Out of 6,500 wishes, a Mr Maegawa’s wish was picked. His wish: to “drive with an open-air bath in the rear seat of a convertible Beetle”.

True to their word, Volkswagen Japan installed a traditional wooden Japanese bathtub in the backseat of a Beetle Cabriolet convertible, complete with ‘noren’, or Japanese curtains.

Dubbed ‘The Beet-yu’, with a pun on ‘yu’ which means ‘hot water’ in Japanese, the customized Beetle will fulfil Mr Maegawa’s dream of taking an open-air bath overlooking his scenery of choice. Watch him take a soak in the Beet-yu when the video goes up on the event website on 19 November.


[via Rocket News 24, video via Volkswagen Japan on YouTube]
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