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Volkswagen ends Golf Cabriolet production

Tuesday 04 October 2016, By Autovolo

Volkswagen ends Golf Cabriolet production

Volkswagen ends Golf Cabriolet production

Volkswagen is axing the Golf Cabriolet from its vehicle line-up, even though a new model was only released last year.

The German manufacturer has said the model has reached the end of its lifecycle and that production at its Wolfsburg factory has come to a close.

VW said ending Golf Cabriolet production would guarantee the facility has enough production capacity to cope with demand for the new Tiguan.

A replacement isn’t likely in the near future, as VW has hinted that customers in the market for a four-seat convertible will have their needs met by the Beetle Cabriolet.

“The Beetle Cabriolet is now our convertible solution for that market segment,” said a UK spokesman.

However, a VW Germany spokesman wouldn’t emphatically say that a convertible Golf won’t be offered again when the eight-generation Golf goes on sale in 2018.

“At the moment, there are no plans to replace the Golf Cabrio, but the new Golf – the Golf MkVIII – comes in 2018. I can’t say anything after that,” he said.

The Golf is VW’s most popular model, and also the third most popular car on sale in the UK today. In 2015, VW sold close to 73,500 examples, although only a small percentage of this figure were convertibles.