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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet rendered


Okay, so this may not be the first time this type of news has graced the screens of computers everywhere, but we feel Volkswagen may be on to something...again. It is rumored that the new Golf will be available as a convertible and will be launched in 2010. The convertible model will fill the gap left by the decision of dropping the convertible model in last year’s Golf.

A future Golf Cabrio will feature the same design language as the current hatchback model, but will get a conventional folding soft-top. The middle frame member will be absent on this model which should improve its styling over the 4th generation Golf Cabrio. Under the hood there will be the same engines as in the hatchback: four new petrol units ranging from 80hp to 160hp and two diesels, developing 110hp and 140hp respectively. A GTI version is also a possibility.

When launched the Golf Cabrio will compete with models like Ford Focus CC and Peugeot 308CC. Of course, the U.S. won’t be seeing the 5th generation Volkswagen Golf Cabrio until about the middle of 2012 or even 2013. So goes our bad luck.



9 comments:

A new Volkswagen Golf! That was too conventional. Good decision on dropping out the previous model. I actually like this one. Let’s try it today and have some fun on the road.

Love the car, especially the look with the 19-inch wheels and in silver!

Is this not normally the segment buster that BMW would role out?

I love the Scirocco, especially the ABD tuned car that they had for I belive it was the Essen Motor Show last year. I would love to see VW bring the Scirocco here to the states. I like the Golf as well since I have owned quite a few GTI’s but I would take a Scirocco over a GTI any day of the week.

Too bad about the roll bar, that’s part of what distinguished the Cabrio for all those years.

Lovely but it would be better if they let the ABT and Skunk2 custom it.

They shouldn’t let the soft-top cabrio be based on the Scirocco instead of the three-door Golf. The open-air Golf will be derived from the three-door hatch, so it’ll get a stubby rear end, relatively small boot and packaging very close to the current A3 cabrio’s.

Cabby for golf? hmm for me it looks ugly.

Yuck... They took away the aggressiveness and sportiness out of the Golf. It would be better if they redesign a cabby rather than chopping the Golf’s roof.

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