• Nov 10, 2010
It looks like we finally have a rendering to go with the rampant speculation about the introduction of a Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. The ever-talented Jon Sibal has turned his attention to the drop-head Vee-Dub, and has worked up what he thinks the car might look like should the the people's automaker decide to pull the trigger on the project, which will reportedly commence in the spring of 2011. Martin Winterkorn, chairman of the board for VW, has already said that he would like to see a convertible version of the sixth-generation Golf, and as we all know, anything that Winterkorn wants, he typically gets.

Sibal's rendering certainly makes for a snappy dresser, though we're guessing that the production version will use a slightly beefier roll bar system. Of course, it's entirely possible that the topless Golf could do away with a center roll section altogether in favor of something similar to the sturdy hoops found in the Mini Cooper Convertible. Hop over to Sibal's site for a high-res look at the machine.

[Source: Jon Sibal]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Have the mk3 of this, all show and no go. Hope they have roll bar on production, looks far better than the A3 cabrio due to chunky bars plus rising belt line=ugly. RB allows rising belt line, rear deck and roll bar luxuriating, which is a pull for the car's demographic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They're hoping for triple white, with Hello Kitty seat covers
      • 4 Years Ago
      Strippers nationwide will now rejoice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Spoiled teenage girls across the country wet their panties thinking about the car their rich parents will buy them.

      "OMG it's So Cute!" and "What color does it come in?"

      Are the 2 most popular comments.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Bets are that my wife will want one of these.

        And she'll follow up with "does it come in a cute color... like Orange"?
      • 4 Years Ago
      EOS has been a resale/reliability nightmare.

      Now, my Golf is in the shop for two days to fix a part that could not break... at less than 6k miles lost my EGR filter and valve.

      still I would not mind a tdi cabrio
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's a rather bad combination of car and chopped landscape. The backdrop and coloring of that landscape hurt the eyes and somewhat camouflage the grey car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      She looks gooood with that top off
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope it is SIGNIFICANTLY less expensive than the EOS that starts at $32,000.

      VWs pricing sometimes doesn't make that much sense....
        • 4 Years Ago
        And you wonder why they sell so few Eos. It's an overpriced chick car, good looking as it is.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Eos is waaaay overpriced. I would pay 10k base and 15k loaded. No more than that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Cabrio was always a way more expensive than Golf, so I wouldn't hold my breath, but I would expect less than the overpriced EOS. I predict: $23,999 MSRP for Cabrio (and UP!).
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Saturn09 No, you can buy a new car for 10k still, like the Nissan Versa S, or the a Kia; but you are getting the base, and I mean power doors, windows, alarm system and maybe air conditioning is optional base.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @SimpleCar

        I'm not sure if you realize this, but it's 2010, not 1990, you can't buy a car for 10k anymore.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The Mini Cabriolet proves you don't need a fixed "basket handle" in a 2+2 compact convertible anymore. It really ruins the design, especially when modern technology allows for pop-up rollover devices.

      Now, if they can offer the GTI in a Cabriolet variant, you'd see some guys buying these things ...
        • 4 Years Ago
        GTI model sounds nice, but R20 model would be even better, specially with awd.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'd love to take this in GTI guise over the Eos
      • 4 Years Ago
      Should of photochopped it in its actual natural habitat: The drive-thru line at Starbux.

      I like the hunkered down look...
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