The latest VW Golf Cabriolet is simply a soft-top model of the Mk7 VW Golf. In appearance, it is very similar to the hatchback version of the Golf, although there is some difference at the back due to the space required for the roof to fold down.
Buyers of the VW Golf Cabriolet have a choice of three engines; there is a 1.2 litre and a 1.4 litre petrol engine, and a 1.6 diesel, although there are plans to make a wider range of engines available. The vehicle with the 1.6 litre version is fitted with a five-speed gearbox, but the 1.2 litre's version features a six-speed gearbox. The VW Golf Cabriolet has a top speed of 117mph and is able to reach a speed of 62mph in less than 10 seconds. The fuel economy of the VW Golf Cabriolet is 64.2mpg on the S and SE models.
All models of the new VW Golf Cabriolet are fitted with alloy wheels as standard, and it only takes 9.5 seconds for the roof to fold down or 11 seconds to close back up. This can also be done while the car is moving, provided the speed is less than 18mph. The car is fitted with a wind diffuser so that normal conversation is possible with the hood down, even at top speeds. The overall design of the car is very sleek, and the new VW Golf Cabriolet is a popular model compared with other brands.
Inside the VW Golf Cabriolet, there are a number of features that are standard in all models; one of these is the DAB digital radio, and the Bluetooth connectivity will also be a welcome feature. The luggage compartment on the vehicle is around 250 litres. The interior has been designed to be comfortable, and the dashboard is easy to read and use. The fabric roof has a layer of insulation so that in winter, when the roof is closed, the vehicle remains warm.
The VW Golf Cabriolet has a rollover protection system for additional safety, with roll hoops that are automatically deployed if an accident seems likely, although the frame of the windscreen has been designed to take the weight of the vehicle in the event of a rollover. There have been plenty of airbags added to the vehicle for the safety of both driver and passengers, and a knee airbag has been fitted on the drivers' side. The VW Golf Cabriolet has also been fitted with an electronic stability program to help the driver to keep control of the vehicle in dangerous conditions.
To find out more about the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet contact your local Lookers Volkswagen dealers today.