The US hot hatch renaissance is in full swing.
Finally, some good news from Volkswagen. Well, that actually depends on what you define as good news. If you’re a fan of convertible hatchbacks then you’ll celebrate the fact that the next Golf Cabriolet is headed to the United States. Car and Driver reports that the droptop Golf will take the Eos’ slot once its production ends. A new convertible is always something to celebrate, but what really gets us going is the idea that Volkswagen’s super hot hatch, the Golf R, could eventually lose its roof.
Convertible Golf Rs already exist outside the US, so we’re not exactly going crazy with our speculation here. The current Golf R packs a 2.0-liter turbo-four good for 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That would make for a fun ride, but the cost of such a car might be prohibitive. The current Golf R sits at around $37,000 and a convertible variant would cost a bit more. Asking near $40,000 for a convertible hatchback is crazy talk, but we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here. Golf R convertible or not we are excited that Volkswagen is replacing the Eos with something more fun and iconic. Hopefully it’s not packing a dirty diesel engine by the time it arrives in the US.