CARandDRIVER reports Volkswagen could reintroduce the Golf Cabrio to the US market to fill the gap of an affordable convertible alternative to the Beetle since the pricier Eos was laid to rest not too long ago. A true Golf Cabrio, and one aptly named, hasn’t been around since 2002 and was once a popular variant to the Golf lineup, especially for the first three generations. However, the Golf Cabrio name was surrendered in favor of the Eos.
The Eos, which was essentially a renamed Golf Cabrio, wasn’t a stellar seller, and that might have been due to the name and the complex folding hard top, which drove the price higher than the intended market preferred.
The latest Golf Cabrio however, currently available in Europe, resorted to a traditional folding soft top and thanks to that, this could allow for a lower price point and make its placement in the US market a little bit more feasible for more sales.
Like the standard Golf, the normal Golf Cabrio will ride on the current MQB platform with a variety of engine options. Though due to Volkswagen’s current issues with diesels, all the engines are likely to be gas only, at least for now.
Volkswagen was supposedly considering even a convertible version of the Passat, but such a project was sacked. On that note however, a Passat coupe does sound lovely since the CC exists.
– By: Chris Chin