If you were watching the news out of Wörthersee last year, you may recall the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet concept pictured above. The show car debuted at the annual Volkswagen fan-fest in Austria, alongside an even hotter Golf R Cabriolet and a whole mess of other machinery from the burgeoning German auto empire. But that was the last we heard of it ... until now.

Reports coming in from across the pond indicate that Volkswagen is planning to actually build the GTI Cabrio, and that it will unveil the production version at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month. Although Volkswagen has offered the GTI's engine in versions of the Golf Cabriolet and Eos in some markets, this would only be the second time that a full-on GTI convertible will be offered from the factory, complete with the suspension and other bits that go along with it.

Word has it that the GTI Cabrio would be the final swan song for the current sixth-generation Golf before it's replaced next year. But if that's not enough, VW is also tipped to be preparing the hotter 268-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Golf R Cabrio for production as well. Chances that either of these would be offered on this side of the Atlantic, however, don't look good.


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      Neil
      • 2 Years Ago
      since we dont have the convertible in the US, the should make a gti version of the eos... with atleast 250-hp!
      Matt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Drop the Eos, give us this please.
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      And nobody would buy it.... VW must be on crack when they think the last Golf Cabrio was a success.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Goodness, I hope theyd be doing something about design...they've been on a design downslope for a few years now
        Matt
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drewpy
        You think so? I dunno, I think the designs of the new Jetta and Passsat are understated and handsome(obviously not talking about the interior). Also, Golf still looks good and the New Beetle is a VASTTTTT improvement.
      nickms3
      • 2 Years Ago
      Um, why is VW turning the GTI into a chick car? This is a horrible idea VW. I'd rethink this one.
        Lastchance
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nickms3
        Well to be fair all VWs are "chick" cars including the regular GTI. I see more women driving VW's then men especially Passat's, Beetle's, and Jetta's. Golfs are 50/50.
      Sebastian Baba
      • 2 Years Ago
      Those wheels look very similar to the ones on an RS3.
      oRenj9
      • 2 Years Ago
      This thing is both strange and good looking at the same time...
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder why we didn't get a soft top decades ago.