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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

VW Golf Cabriolet review, and specs

The Volkswagen Golf returns after nearly ten away. Review of the range curious soft-top Golf R

What is it?

The VW Golf Cabriolet appeared appeared in 1979 in mk1 shape, but was axed in 2002 the slightly unloved mk4 version out. It returned in 2011 to top the mk6 VW range, sitting alongside than replacing the folding equipped Eos. While the mk7 is on sale now, ‘old’ cabrio sales continue, the starting at £21,325 and rising to for the ultra niche-busting Golf R .


Technical highlights?

The soft-top which opens in an impressive and can be operated while driving at up to is similar to the previous Audi A3 ‘s, as is the truncated-tail look of the but the Golf’s windscreen rake, ‘faster’ than that of a hatchback, is not quite as laid-back as the A3’s. So the roof is slightly

There’s lots of structural to compensate for the roof chop, of reshaped sill sections, bracing bars in the front and underbody, boxing-in of the space rear subframe and spare well, and enclosure of the bottom of the bay. The result (at the time of in 2011) is the stiffest structure of any car in the Volkswagen group. Weight by 183kg over the three-door

What’s it like to drive?

The feels super-stiff, with little detectable shake and It’s an impressive achievement, means the Golf does a impression of a sports car if you have the engine. The 207bhp, 2-litre, turbo from the mk6 Golf GTI is the most appealing; it helps the complete 0-60 in less 7.5sec while chasing a 147mph top speed. Badged as a GTI the requisite red-trimmed grille and dial’ alloy wheels, it with the option of six-speed or DSG twin-clutch automatic gearboxes.

The accurate, nicely-focused steering and ride are common to all versions. We tried two open Golfs exactly half the power of the which were a 1.6 TDI and a 1.2 TSI. have pace adequate for buyers’ needs, and if 0-62mph around 12 seconds will few thrills, the meagre fuel will offer a different of wellbeing. Both had sweet-shifting manual gearboxes. Hood-up, hardly any wind noise. is one impressive soft-top.

Most intriguing not necessarily for the reasons is the VW Golf R cabrio. It launched in the UK with a £38,770 tag, placing it above an Porsche Boxster and ensuring a sales figure. In June VW slashed the price by £5000 original buyers at the same making the R look a bit less Still, that’s not enough to it to us. Exhibiting the scuttle shake not in lesser powered Golf and possessing rather too much for the front wheels (the chassis of the Scirocco R chosen the four-wheel-drive Golf R hatchback’s) as as a speedometer that humourously to 200mph, it’s a car with more style than Stick with the GTI.

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

How does it compare?

Soft-top are few BMW 1-series, Audi A3 and arguably the with all three currently in their life like Golf. A mk3 Mini hatchback in early 2014, the new Audi A3 is due imminently and a BMW 2-series will next year, and there be a mk7 Golf Cabrio around the time, based on VW’s new MQB chassis architecture.

For many, the current Golf Cabrio’s foes could come within. The VW Eos is classier and pricier and a folding hard-top (desirable for while the VW Beetle Cabriolet is a of grand cheaper, and if you aren’t to be subtle, it’s more fun to sit in and look at.

For us, the best soft-tops on remain those with drive without back If practicality is lower down list than driving a Mazda MX-5 2.0i Tech (158bhp/£23,095 or 203bhp/£29,995 if you to new Jota-developed GT spec ) or a second-hand Boxster run rings around the for desirability beyond sheer thrills. Though with front and rear, the Boxster has an additional 30 litres of bootspace the Golf (280 beating

Anything else I need to

The windscreen’s top rail is quite with thin sun visors, so not as in-your-face as in some convertibles. It to the sense of space, which is with the roof up because the rear window is large and plenty of headroom front and Rear seat space is too, as is the boot whose isn’t affected by the hood’s The rear seats can fold for a bigger load bay.

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

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