The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet features a stylish soft top roof and the electro-hydraulic drive as a standard. The VW Golf Cabriolet soft top opens in just 9.5 seconds and may even be opened while driving up to a speed of 30 km/h.
Ideal for cruising in a convertible are the six direct-injection turbocharged engines with a power range from 77 kW / 105 PS to 155 kW / 210 PS. Also fun to drive are the fast and efficiently operating high-tech dual-clutch gearboxes (DSG) that are available with four of the engines. There will be three petrol engines (TSI) and a diesel (TDI) with the energy-saving BlueMotion Technology modifications (battery regeneration and Stop/Start system). Just how efficiently the new Volkswagen handles its fuel is illustrated by the Golf Cabriolet 1.6 TDI with 105 diesel PS and BlueMotion Technology; its combined fuel consumption is just 4.4 l/100 km (equivalent to 117 g/km CO2). An overview of all engine versions debuting in the Golf Cabriolet in 2011:
• 1.2 TSI – 77 kW / 105 PS (6-speed)
• 1.4 TSI – 90 kW / 122 PS (6-speed, optional 7-speed DSG)
• 1.4 TSI – 118 kW / 160 PS (6-speed, optional 7-speed DSG)
• 2.0 TSI – 155 kW / 210 PS (6-speed DSG)
• 1.6 TDI – 77 kW / 105 PS (5-speed)
• 2.0 TDI – 103 kW / 140 PS (6-speed, optional 6-speed DSG)
In the interior, the soft top Vw Golf’s high-quality design and materials correspond precisely to those of the classic hard top version. The result is a high-end interior that is otherwise only offered on considerably more expensive convertibles. In relation to a convertible’s interior properties, the Golf stands out – just as the New Beetle and Eos did previously – in an important aspect of many other cars in the compact class: the windscreen frame is pleasantly short, optimising the car’s convertible feeling. The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet also offers the largest interior length in its class. Occupants in the rear especially notice this with 833 mm of effective legroom.
New design concepts include integration of the switch for operating the folding roof in the centre console between the driver and passenger seats, the rear bench seat and seat upholstery materials. The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet also comes with a standard Easy-Entry function for the front seats, which is practical and simplifies entry and exit for passengers sitting in the rear.