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Volkswagen Golf Cabrio VI

New Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet in SA

Posted: March 2nd, | By Thomas Falkiner


After a hiatus the topless Golf has to cruise the world’s boulevards. The Deal hit Cape Town to get his on

It’s the Golf VI we know and just minus the metal In its place you get a fabric drop top stows out of sight in a mere Get hit by an unexpected rainstorm and it will silently back into in 11-seconds and at speeds of up to 30km/h. this sort of automotive comes at the cost of interior but Volkswagen clearly pumped a deal of development time finessing the Cabriolet’s top-up manners. For thanks to some new door and window seals, not to that thickly insulated hood, this VW has to be one of the quietest I have ever driven.

How does it look?

Well from that fabric pretty much on a par with any one of its brothers. Of course there are one or two styling differences, the most of which must be the extra-raked windscreen. Walk around to the of the Golf VI Cabriolet and you will notice that it sports a new rear end, which helps when it comes to cramming that fairly 250-litre boot with bags or designer luggage. than that, it’s as usual.

The same can be said for the too. For other than the hood actuation switch neatly into the centre sitting inside the Cabriolet is sitting inside a regular 1.4 TSI Exciting? Not really but with brilliant ergonomics and exceptional quality, the lack of visual is easily forgiven.

Having said that, you do get a amount of standard kit thrown in Regardless of what model you buy like cruise control; a computer; hill-hold assist; an sound system and a multi-function wheel won’t cost you a Of course a long and tempting of extras is available but be warned: will quickly raise the Cabriolet’s price tag into the of the ridiculous.

Once again the new just continues to impress. For though it doesn’t have a metal roof (something can really play havoc a car’s handling characteristics), ragtop romps with all the and accuracy that has long the Golf badge. Not only is it fun to the communicative steering and well-weighted coming to the fore, there’s any scuttle shake to be experienced the roof is stowed – even on roads. And VW have achieved by grafting in some pretty military-grade body reinforcement.

Yep, park this in front of a giant X-ray and you’ll see things like an engine enclosure, a reinforced subframe joint and two diagonal braces to help keep extra stiff. Normally has a rather negative impact on quality but the Cabriolet glided the asphalt without any jitters Top marks to the engineering department. In the only real issue this conversion from trolley to Camps Bay cruiser is the in kerb weight – a full

Though it’s not that in cars fitted with the now) range-topping 1.4 TSI 118kW the entry level 1.4 TSI 90kW feels like you’re a lazy zoo hippo right feeding time. Not only is its acceleration stunted, overtaking vehicles out on the highway often more than two downshifts in to avoid becoming a victim of a head-on. And that’s down at sea

I guess that the average could learn to live this lack of grunt but who really enjoy driving, a passion for it, should definitely up the extra R40 600 for those 28 extra I promise you now that you won’t it later.

Any special features?

for those who don’t dig manuals on you) a seven-speed double-clutch DSG is available as an option. You can also Bi-Xenon headlights with LED running strips to up the menace just a little. Finally, Cabriolet comes fitted something called automatic protection that, as the name prevents your head being bashed in when all go horribly wrong.

Should you buy

Volkswagen Golf Cabrio VI

If you have a penchant for small then the Golf VI Cabriolet certainly be pinging up on your For even though it may lack the oomph enjoyed by the rival BMW Convertible and Audi A3 Cabriolet, its ride and fine handling for a pretty decent driving It is reasonably practical too, to seat four adults and a reasonable amount of junk in redesigned trunk.

But the biggest string in this new bow has to be its refinement. Whisper quiet the roof up, it will certainly to people who want the style of a but none of the perceived pitfalls wind and road noise. this all comes at a price. And in case it makes words ‘Golf,’ ‘open-air’ and ‘affordability’ removed than they’ve been before.

Engine: turbocharged and 1390cc twin-charged*

90kW at 5000rpm; 118kw at

Torque: 200Nm at 1500rpm; at 1500rpm*

Top Speed: 197km/h; 216km/h*

Consumption: 6.4l/100km; 6.4l/100km* combined)

CO2: 149g/km;

Price: 1.4 TSI 90kW Manual 400; 1.4 TSI 90kW DSG R297 1.4 TSI 118kW Manual R324 1.4 TSI 118kW DSG R338 500

Volkswagen Golf Cabrio VI
Volkswagen Golf Cabrio VI
Volkswagen Golf Cabrio VI

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