The Motor Report brings word that Volkswagen has confirmed production for a Golf VI-based cabrio. They’ve even come up with this rendering to show how such a car could look. The soft-top Golf will be built in OsnabrÃ¼ck at the former Karmann factory, which Volkswagen picked up after the body specialists filed for bankruptcy in 2009.
Production should commence in 2011 with deliveries for late that year or possibly beginning in 2012. Following a near decade-long hiatus the re-introduction of the Golf Cabrio would likely signal the end of the Eos convertible. Check out the source link below for more.
[Source: The Motor Report]
UPDATE 4 November: A press release from Volkswagen AG has been added below, which confirms a new Golf Cabrio will be built at OsnabrÃ¼ck.
Good future prospects for Volkswagen OsnabrÃ¼ck
- Minister President McAllister pays first visit
- 1,800 jobs at Volkswagen OsnabrÃ¼ck by end of 2011
Wolfsburg / OsnabrÃ¼ck, 29 October 2010 â€“ David McAllister, Lower Saxonyâ€™s Minister President and Volkswagen Supervisory Board member, visited the Volkswagen site in OsnabrÃ¼ck on Friday. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, updated McAllister on preparations for the start of production of the Golf Cabrio in spring 2011.
â€œOver the decades, some of the most beautiful models in the automobile world have left the assembly line in OsnabrÃ¼ck. We will be carrying on this tradition from 2011 with the new Golf Cabrio,â€ Winterkorn said during the tour of the site. â€œThe capacities and specialist skills available here are very valuable for our Group. We will be creating a total of 1,800 jobs at Volkswagen OsnabrÃ¼ck by the end of 2011. OsnabrÃ¼ck will therefore remain a high-performance automobile location in our Group alliance going forward.
The management board of Volkswagen OsnabrÃ¼ck informed the guests about present activities at the site. Apart from a tour of the Golf Cabrio body shop and assembly hall, the delegation also paid a visit to the training workshop, where 75 apprentices are currently undertaking their vocational training. A guided tour of OsnabrÃ¼ckâ€™s collection of unique Group models rich in history and tradition rounded off the program.
Lower Saxonyâ€™s Minister President David McAllister underscored the particular efforts of former Minister President Christian Wulff to support OsnabrÃ¼ck as an automobile location. â€œMany people dreamt of the Beetle Cabrio, the Karmann Ghia or the Scirocco. It is wonderful to see this tradition being continued now and to know that automobile production in OsnabrÃ¼ck has a future. The new Golf Cabrio will be a great car. The extensive expertise in cabriolet construction that is available here is being harnessed.â€
Volkswagen OsnabrÃ¼ck was set up in early 2010 on the former site of the Karmann holding company. Just a few days ago, Volkswagen OsnabrÃ¼ck announced it would be integrating the technical development and metal units of the insolvent Wilhelm Karmann GmbH i. I. The OsnabrÃ¼ck plant with its workforce of over 1,000 will commence production of the Golf Cabrio in spring 2011.