Unconfirmed rumours today hint that VW could reveal a new Golf Cabriolet to the Mark VI range by 2010 as it takes ownership of the former Karmann factory in Germany, and, thanks to AutoExpress, here's a couple of pics of how it may look.

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Assuming it gets the green light, Golf Cabrio will compete with such models as the Ford Focus CC and Peugeot 308CC, but unlike so many folding tin-top cabrios, Golf will instead offer a more traditional fabric top - technology shared with its Audi A3 cousin.

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Should the roof technology is the same as that of Audi's, the Golf Cabrio will utilise a multi-layer construction for impressive refinement at high speeds. The mechanism will also be fully automated and will be able to be raised or lowered at speeds of up to 30km/h - a process that should take less than 10 seconds. Once down, the roof will sit flush with the bodywork behind the rear seats.