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Old 02-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #1
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A new VW Golf GTI Cabriolet is set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month, Auto Express has learned.


A soft-top GTI debuted at 
the Worthersee tuning event in Austria last year – where it starred alongside an R Cabrio – and it’s rumoured that the new model will be a last hurrah for the MkVI Golf, which will be replaced in 2013.


It would be only the second time that a Golf GTI Cabriolet has been available – the last was the MkI version in the eighties.


While the GTI’s engine has been offered in the Golf Cabriolet and Eos hard-top for some time, a full GTI-spec car hasn’t been available. The move would allow UK customers to buy a ‘proper’ drop-top GTI, with the 208bhp 2.0-litre turbo matched to GTI-specific suspension (including optional Adaptive Chassis Control) and a GTI interior incorporating tartan seats. Six-speed manual and DSG gearboxes would feature, 
as would 17-inch alloys.


The Worthersee GTI wore 19-inch Glendale alloy wheels – available as a £1,005 option over the GTI hatch’s standard Monza 17-inch alloys. It also had the Edition 35’s LED lights, plus an aggressive bodykit with bespoke front and rear bumpers and side skirts. It’s been suggested this car is an optioned-up production-ready GTI Cabriolet and not 
a one-off show model.


That’s not all, though. There’s a good chance that VW could also put the Worthersee Golf R Cabrio into production. This would be the most powerful VW convertible produced, with a 268bhp 2.0-litre turbo and four-wheel drive.


The GTI Cabriolet is likely to cost around £27,000 – around £4,000 more than the hatchback. An R version would be priced at around £35,000. The GTI version would arrive in showrooms 
by September.
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
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Noooooooooooooooo!!!11!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:53 PM   #4
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Circle jerk just popped in my head. I have no idea why.

What an odd response.
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Not awful looking, but not something I'd waste my money on. Will this be offered along side the Eos, or will it replace it?
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holy crap that's awful!
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:55 PM   #8
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This makes me realize once again that I'm REALLY not a convertible person.
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Do they still sell Golf Cabrios in the US? Seems they were made completely redundant by the Beetle cabrio.
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That bitch bucket is missing its handle.
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Do they still sell Golf Cabrios in the US? Seems they were made completely redundant by the Beetle cabrio.
No they don't. It does seem redundant with the Beetle Cabriolet. But fine, I can see a Golf Cabriolet. What I'm wondering is why in GTI trim? What is their target market?
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Do they still sell Golf Cabrios in the US? Seems they were made completely redundant by the Beetle cabrio.
They use to, but not for the MKV or MKVI's models. The only golf variant convertible VW USA has decided to offer is the EOS with the 2.0T as the only engine option for the MKVI (MKV use to have the 3.2 VR6 as an option).
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This makes me realize once again that I'm REALLY not a convertible person.
Thank you for posting my thoughts.

Most people who have them rarely drop the top! So you pay a premium for a heavier, worse handling car.
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