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U.S. will get next-gen VW Golf Cabriolet; Passat Cabriolet plan axed

October 18, 2015

The VW Golf entered its seventh generation at the 2012 Paris Motor Show and while it’s almost 2016, there is still no word about a cabriolet version of the same. The Golf Cabriolet in the market currently is from the sixth generation Golf range, based on the Volkswagen PQ35 platform.

As seen over the years, the Golf Cabriolet usually skips a generation, and that’s probably the scene for seventh generation Golf as well. The hatchback is said to receive a facelift late next year and enter its eighth generation in 2018. The eighth generation will likely see addition of a new generation cabriolet version. Regardless, whenever the cabriolet moves to next generation, it will be launched in the U.S. market, as per a report from Car And Driver.

The VW Golf Cabriolet hasn’t been sold in the U.S. market for over a decade. But it will arrive in the next generation, sitting alongside the Beetle Convertible then, taking the place of the VW Eos. The report concludes saying that the German automaker has axed the Passat Cabriolet project. The all-new Passat is offered in two bodystyles – saloon and estate.

[Source: Car And Driver]

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