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2005-07-22 09:04

Striking Concept C to inspire new VW drop-top

Sales will kick of early in 2006 and it will come to South Africa too sometime next year.

Rumours were going around that VW was to badge its new coupe-cabriolet as the Eos, but it seems unlikely as Canon has the rights to this name for its camera line-up.

This new VW drop-top will share its engine line-up with the Golf and Jetta models, which will of course include the GTI's 147 kW 2-litre turbo-charged FSI unit.

However, it seems as if VW could unleash an even hotter version of the car.

Apparently VW is finalising plans to introduce a super R36 model too. This model could have a power output of about 200 kW.

As with its rivals, which include the Megane and 307 coupe-cabriolet models, the car will seat four and use a retractable hardtop.

Ford will also join this niche market in 2006 with a coube-cabriolet model based on the new Focus.

  • VW said on Thursday it plans to launch 10 new car models in the US within the next three to four years, according to the latest edition of the company's newsletter.


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