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The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet – the convertible that’s fun all the way up and down

April, 2012

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The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet – a convertible that’s fun all the way up and down

 

With the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, one thing’s for certain – top up or top down, it’s a whole lot of fun.

The signature Volkswagen great look and feel

 

The leather-trimmed interior of the Cabriolet is as good as they come, and everything seems to be placed in exactly the right spot – cold metal garnishes, soft-feel tactile surfaces, and smart switch-gear all give the Cabriolet the solid VW feel we’ve become accustomed to.

The Golf Cabriolet also comes with 17 inch alloys, sports-tuned suspension and daytime driving lights. Automatic headlights with coming/leaving home illumination, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and rain-sensing wipers are all standard, as is dual-zone climate control, multi-function steering wheel, trip-computer, cruise control and Bluetooth connectivity. Plus, it has all the handy nooks for drinks and other travel essentials throughout the cabin, so you’ll have all the comfort you need.

The engine and 6 speed manual transmission set-up is typical VW class. With a supercharger and a turbo, instant throttle response and no turbo lag, this is a quick little car in anyone’s language.

 

A clever convertible with a speedy folding roof

 

Once deployed, the folding roof provides a very cosy and quiet interior – there is very little wind noise, even at high speed. This is a seriously clever roof. The double-skinned electric soft top folds in just 9.0 seconds – and you can ‘pop’ the top at up to 30km/h – forming a neat flat ‘deck’ behind the rear seats.

 

Standard VW safety

Of course, the new VW Golf Cabriolet has a 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating with front, front side and head airbags, and driver’s knee airbag as standard. The big plus is the active roll-over protection system, which combines a rigid A-pillar plus two roll-over ‘posts’ that deploy in milliseconds in the event of roll-over.

So, welcome to the fourth-generation Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, the first drop-head convertible Golf in nine years. We’re not entirely sure why Volkswagen stopped selling the iconic Cabriolet all those years ago but thankfully, it’s well and truly back and it’s better than ever!

Once you get your hands on one, the only decision you have to make is…roof up or roof down?

 

Check out the range of new VW Golf cars for sale.


 

 

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