2018 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet rumors
By now you’ve heard it: the Eos is out. This year marks the last model year for the convenient hardtop convertible, with soft top models hitting the market much harder. This being the case, the Volkswagen lineup is a bit empty on its convertible options, with just the Beetle Convertible being a lone option. Naturally, this leads to some rumors about a 2018 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet being in the works.
Rumors are always flying around in the automotive world, and it’s often the ones we wish for the most that turn out to be false. We have some reason to believe this won’t be the case for the Golf Cabriolet for a variety of reasons. One is that it is a soft-top option, which means it has a better chance of selling. Volkswagen has also proven itself keener on releasing additional vehicles under the Golf nameplate, as the family is now built on the MQB platform. This makes production easier, and the newest lineup has earned praise for its agility. It’s basically a win-win for the company and for consumers.
Another issue we sometimes see with the Volkswagen lineup is that shoppers want the European pedigree, but shy away from some of the more luxury-end models. This was a prominent issue with the Volkswagen Eos, but the Golf is priced toward the economy end. It’s fairly typical to expect a stripped down model that keeps the premium interior and infotainment system features, but loses standards that many feel aren’t strictly necessary, such as navigation and driver assistance functions.
Coming around back to this issue from what we can see form the corporate mindset, and there’s every reason for the automaker to consider bringing the Golf Cabriolet back. With the Eos gone, the company wouldn’t be competing against itself. The Beetle Convertible was easily the best selling option in Europe for 2014, but a cabrio version of the Golf SportWagen (Variant) wasn’t far behind. Seeing numbers growing in Europe, could mean VW will consider other markets to expand on the success.
As of right now nothing is confirmed on a 2018 Golf Cabrio, but we’re keeping our eyes out for more rumors. Stop back here at the Trend Motors Blog for future updates on this and other VW rumors.