Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Returns for Summer 2011 [Geneva Preview]

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Returns for Summer 2011 [Geneva Preview]

Just in time for the Spring thaw, Volkswagen has announced the return of the Golf Cabriolet. Extending the Golf range to one more model, the Cabriolet hasn’t been offered since the Mark III generation, over a decade ago.

Powered by a range of engines, including VW’s 200-hp GTI powerpant as well as the torque-filled TDI, the ‘Cab’ gets a soft top roof that can open or close in just 9.5 seconds at speeds of up to 20-mph.

Standard features include LED taillights, an automatically-deploying roll-over bar and stability control. As VW cheekily points out in its press release, however, a sunroof will not be offered.

On sale in Germany starting tomorrow, expect an announcement from VW of America about the Golf Cabriolet’s return to our shores. And be sure to check back March 1st for coverage of the car’s official world premiere at the Geneva Auto Show.

GALLERY: 2012 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

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