PARIS — Volkswagen AG will drop its Golf cabriolet in late 2002 and replace it with a New Beetle convertible and an unnamed higher-end convertible based on the same platform. The Golf name won't be used. The new convertible will have engines delivering 150 hp to 250 hp and use an all-wheel-drive system, says Bruno Comyn, VW's product director for the platform in France. “It will compete with cars like the BMW 3-series cabriolet,” Comyn says. The biggest engine in the current car achieves ...

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