Geneva: Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet revealed image

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet has recently been presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and the model will only be sold in Europe.

After previewing it and announcing that it won’t go to the United States not too long ago, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet has recently made its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and even if the model will soon get a new generation, it still made quite a buzz at the Swiss event, attracting a small crowd.

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet, based on the MK6, is powered by a 2.0 liter turbocharged direct injected four-cylinder engine, the same one used in the Golf GTI hatchback, which is developing a total output of 207 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 207 lb-ft. The unit is mated to a six-speed manual but a six-speed automatic transmission will be offered as an option and this one will help the German drop-top to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 147 mph.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet is expected to arrive at its European showrooms later this year and details like its performance, trim levels and so on will be announced close to its launch date.