Volkswagen Bringing Next-generation Golf Cabrio to US

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole
volkswagen bringing next generation golf cabrio to us

Volkswagen will bring the next-generatrion Golf Cabrio to the U.S., the first time since 2002, Car and Driver reported.

The next-generation convertible will be based on the Mark VII Golf and arrive sometime in 2017, according to the report. The Golf Cabrio fill the gap left by the Eos when that ends production — eventually.

The Golf Cabrio has been on sale in other markets, but has been absent from the U.S. lineup for more than a decade. The Golf Cabrio can be equipped with four different gasoline engines and two different diesel options worldwide, although the diesel option probably won’t be making an appearance.

According to the report, Volkswagen considered a two-door convertible based on the Passat, but that project has been cancelled.

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  • Varezhka Varezhka on Oct 17, 2015

    I wonder what this will mean for the Beetle Cabrio. I would feel the customer base for the Golf Cabrio will have a lot more overlap with the car compared to the more expensive Eos. One less niche vehicle in the lineup should mean something for a car company with an upcoming budget crunch, right?

  • Paddan Paddan on Oct 17, 2015

    It's very Beverly Hills, 90210.

  • 65corvair 65corvair on Oct 18, 2015

    VW may not have any money left for a low volume car. The diesel recall could make them a much smaller and weaker company. Too soon to tell. They need to watch there rear view mirror for Fiat!

  • Nostrathomas Nostrathomas on Oct 18, 2015

    Needs more basket handle.