Finally its here. Vw hasn’t built a true Golf Cabriolet since 2002, but that doesn’t mean the company has abandoned the model.
VW’s new two-door, four-seater, front-engined soft top is the first Golf Cabriolet available since the Mk IV Golf ceased production in 2002 and builds on the company’s heritage of producing convertible versions of popular brands which goes back to the time when they took a hacksaw to original Beetle, removed the roof and replaced it with a ragtop.
Just 4215mm in length the Golf Cabriolet is 208mm shorter than the Eos, although the cars do share a 2578mm wheelbase, which means that passenger space (which VW claims is sufficient for four occupants) should not be too bad.
Powered by a range of engines, including VW’s 200-hp GTI powerpant as well as the torque-filled TDI, the ‘Cab’ gets a soft top roof that can open or close in just 9.5 seconds at speeds of up to 20-mph.
The Cabrio will go on sale in time for summer, priced from around £20,000.