“Ute” is an Australian term that refers to a car with a truck bed. Smyth Performance is a Massachusetts based company that specializes in making truck conversions for cars. The Smyth Beetle Ute conversion kit is currently sold out at $2,990 each. Smyth Performance believes that a skilled builder could finish the Beetle Ute conversion at their home with the instructions.
The step-side bed is all aluminum and features a functional tailgate.