Golf back on the agenda

Volkswagen will bring back the Golf cabriolet next year.
Volkswagen will bring back the Golf cabriolet next year.

VOLKSWAGEN will resurrect the Golf Cabriolet next year. Speaking during a factory visit in Germany VW CEO Martin Winterkorn confirmed the convertible Golf would return after being dropped in 2002.

Volkswagen replaced the Golf Cabrio with the Eos nameplate when it moved from a soft-top roof to a folding hardtop. The new Golf Cabrio will stick to its roots and use a fabric roof, expected to be borrowed from the Audi A3 Cabrio.

Next March's Geneva motor show is the most likely location for the Golf Cabrio's debut, ahead of European sales beginning in the northern summer.

Despite the return of the Golf convertible the Eos is expected to continue. It is due to be updated next year as well and is likely to be pushed more upmarket, to separate it from the Golf.

Although Volkswagen Australia's spokesman offered no comment on the Golf Cabrio it is expected to join the local line-up as soon as possible. The Eos is one of VW Australia's best performing models and one of the best-selling convertibles in its segment.

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