Vw Ag., Europe largest automaker on Friday said it has officially started production of the new-generation Golf Cabriolet at its new facility in Osnabrück, Germany.
The new cabriolet has the same face as the current Golf generation, but has a heavily raked windscreen that gives it a more sporty appearance and helps to channel air more smoothly across the four seats inside the cabin. The rear of the cabriolet, meanwhile, gets its own distinctive flair thanks to LED lights and a crease along the bootlid.
The new cabriolet from VW comes with a standard hydraulic drive that opens the vehicle’s top extremely quickly – 9.5 seconds. Moreover, the top can also be opened or closed during driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h.
Golf Cabriolet is much quiet in operation, and it is best suited in comparison with other convertibles. It is also highly economic in fuel consumption as it uses BlueMotion Technology for energy saving.
German President Christian Wulff said: “I am very pleased we have been able to safeguard the future of Osnabrück as a car making location. Osnabrück has enormous potential. The strengths of the employees and their comprehensive enormous know-how, for example in building cabriolets, are a perfect fit for Volkswagen Osnabrück as part of the wider Volkswagen Group.”
The Volkswagen plant in Osnabrück covers the entire automotive process chain fromvehicle development through tooling to production.
Apart from the Golf Cabriolet it is also planned to use the Osnabrück plant as an overflow facility for manufacturing the Porsche brand Boxster and Cayman models going forward. The plant has a total annual capacity of roughly 100,000 vehicles. Volkswagen will have invested approximately 300 million euros in the new Osnabrück plant by the end of this year.