Diesel convertibles have been around in Europe for quite a while but across the pond in the US they are still unheard of. The reason is all to do with fuel prices. Fuel tax is far higher across Europe and every MPG can make a sizeable difference. Cost savings don’t have to mean an end […]
Convertible Car News: United States
15th April 2011
Fiat have announced that their 500 Cabriolet will be available to the U.S. market “just in time for spring”. Like the European model it has fixed window frames and a retracting fabric roof just like the original Nuova Cinquecento from the 1950s.
31st December 2010
30th April 2010
Since TVR’s factory closure there has been many suggestions and rumours of the firm getting going again. Initially production was to be moved to Eastern Europe to cut production costs however the latest story is that German company Gullwing will be building the new cars.
5th January 2010
VW’s ‘new’ Beetle is reaching the end of the road with a special ‘Final Edition’ announced. 1500 of both coupe and convertible will be sold in the US. Under the bonnet it’s the standard US spec: powered by Volkswagen’s 150 horsepower, five cylinder 2.5 litre engine through a Tiptronic automatic gearbox. It get’s more interesting […]