There has been talk of a family of small mid-engined roadsters from Volkswagen for some time and with the car now close to completion it seems to have fallen from favour among the companies senior executives. The car which was launched as the VW BlueSport Roadster concept in Detroit in 2009 is aimed to be a super-efficient low-carbon sports car.
Convertible Car News: Volkswagen
15th October 2011
VW clock up their first award for the new Golf Cabriolet with a win in the Open-Top Cars category of the Scottish Car of the Year. The judges singled out the VW Golf Cabrio for its combination of good handling, economy and practicality.
15th September 2011
Volkswagen arrived at the Frankfurt Motor Show with not one but six concept cars. Each based on a new Up! small car platform, the range included a pair of unusual convertibles – the Buggy Up! and the Up! Azzurra.
12th July 2011
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 […]
4th July 2011
The much rumoured Golf Cabriolet was first seen a few weeks back at the Geneva Motor Show as a fabric topped alternative to the Eos hardtop convertible. It’s now reaching showrooms and order books are open for the new car.
25th June 2011
The rumours are strong of a new Porsche roadster to fit beneath the Boxster in the range. The new car will be based on Volkswagen’s BlueSport roadster platform which has been under development for some time.
The Boxster has been a massive success for Porsche bringing the brand mainstream success while boasting best-in-class handling and quality. 300,000 cars have now been sold on the Boxster/Caymen platform in 15 years and it’s still going strong.
7th June 2011
VW Group show off three new convertible concept cars looking suspiciously production ready at the annual GTi Festival in Austria.
9th May 2011
Reports in the german media suggest the planned Audi R4 Roadster has been cancelled before it makes production.