The market for convertibles is definitely in the midst of a major decline, but that isn’t stopping Volkswagen from looking ahead. An unnamed source says that the next-gen Golf could get a partially open-top Targa model that was likely previewed in concept form on the 2014 Volkswagen T-Roc Concept (shown above).

Although that Geneva concept was a high-riding crossover model, it gave us a good look at an innovative Targa roof not unlike what was used on the Honda del Sol, with a removable center roof section that can be stored in the cargo area. The article says that a Golf Targa is “more than just an idea,” but there is no telling if VW actually plans on bringing such a model to fruition. One interesting aspect of this report is that it says a Golf Targa model would be in addition to a next-gen Golf Cabrio.

The seventh-gen Volkswagen Golf just went on sale in the U.S. last year, but it has been in production in other markets for a couple of years now, meaning that a Golf VIII is just around the corner. At this point, though, there’s no telling whether VW has any plans to bring the next-gen Golf Cabrio or this rumored Golf Targa to the U.S.

Continue reading to learn more about the Targa version of the next Volkswagen Golf.

Why it matters

With the Eos hardtop convertible now out of the way, Volkswagen could be looking for other unique options that appeal to enthusiasts of open-air motoring. A Golf Targa would certainly be a cool car, but even if this rumored report turns out to be true, I won’t be holding my breath for it to make it across the Atlantic.

Volkswagen T-ROC Concept

2014 Volkswagen T-ROC High Resolution Exterior
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Source: CarAdvice

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