Fans of convertibles might want to take notice of Volkswagen over the coming year or so. In addition to the diesel-powered Beetle TDI Convertible, the new Golf Cabriolet will spawn some exciting variants itself including the GTI Cabrio unveiled earlier this year in Geneva and the more powerful Golf R Cabrio, which VW first showed off in concept form at its annual GTI get-together at Lake Wörthersee to gauge public interest. We still aren't even sure if we'll be getting the standard version of the Golf Cabrio here in the US, but what isn't there to love about the idea of a small and nimble droptop with 265 horsepower?

Well that question seems to have been answered with our first look at the production version of the car in a new video. Mixed in with plenty of driving shots, we can see that there have been a few tweaks from concept to production form including the latter losing the racing-style seats and the center-mounted dual exhaust outlets. Everything else appears to be carried over, such as the aggressive front fascia, stylish 19-inch wheels and lowered suspension. Initial performance specs for the car include a top speed of 155 miles per hour to go with a 0-60 time of under six seconds.

There's no new news to report about the car, but check out the video of the car in action below.


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      dss10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not having a need to compensate for any thing this would be a very cool car to have but once again, not for us....
      kuntknife
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very well executed, but I'm curious how much space is sacrificed. It pretty much destroys one of the biggest selling points of a hatchback. Regardless, I salute companies to try things out of the ordinary!
        Fixitfixitstop
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kuntknife
        Nobody buys a convertible for cargo space.
          kuntknife
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Fixitfixitstop
          Agreed, but cargo space is one of the bigger reasons to buy a Golf. It's like if Ariel made an SUV and called it the Atom XL. Customers of the Atom would not be interested in the Atom XL and vice versa. You can piggyback on the successful name of one of your products, but you risk confusing, enraging, and splitting your customers.
      ryanandrewmartin
      • 2 Years Ago
      Videos private?
      Mitch Wogoman
      • 2 Years Ago
      No video. Don't leave for holiday vacation yet. Please get the video up.
      EricDJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      http://youtu.be/mWF0asVKvNg See the clip with this link, it isnt private with this uploader
      GN
      • 2 Years Ago
      New Cabrios doesn't look like Golfs anymore.
      Steven Tsai
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks good but front wheel drive and probably over priced
        Clun
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Steven Tsai
        It's a Golf R, aka 4Motion AWD.
      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      That actually looks pretty hot.
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      The video is down, but from that one pic, it looks like this version of the Golf Cabriolet will finally not look like a picnic basket, which every previous generation of the car looked like. Big step in the right direction. Still looks like a chick's car.
      audisp0rta4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Here's a link since the video was never replaced: http://youtu.be/W3frpajBqCg I hope they bring this to the US. I'd like to get one for my gf...and never ever drive it myself, of course! ;)
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