Volkswagen has been spied testing their upcoming model of their Golf lineup; the Golf R Cabriolet. Who would of guessed that a convertible was something that the hot-hatch scene really needed? The upcoming convertible R is expected retain most all of the same equipment that the current outgoing Golf R has.
I honestly can't imagine this car being hugely successful in today's market. The only people I can really imagine actually wanting one would be someone with a VW EOS or convertible Beetle, wanting more horsepower and 4-wheel drive; or someone with a Golf R/Gti wanting a convertible.
This is an odd niche market in which most car manufacturers haven't ventured into before. But I'd love for Volkswagen to prove me wrong!