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Volkswagen's production version of its 2004 Concept C was captured recently in shakedown testing somewhere in Europe, indicating the coupe convertible is mere months from launch. The version seen here has a slightly less angular body style, indicating it hasn't escapted the typical de-radicalization occuring between concept and showroom. But as rumor has it, VW may carry over the innovative glass sliding sunroof and folding metal roof system, making the yet unnamed cabrio a unique competitor to its rivals. The four-seater will be unveiled in Frankfurt this September, with pricing in the $30,000 range.

2006 VW Cabrio Spy Photos [German Car Fans]

Word on the Street: Volkswagen Will Build Concept R; VW to Build 2+2 Cabrio in 2006; More on VW s 2 Plus 2 Cabrio [internal]