Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet
24th February, 2011
In its presentation of the new Golf Cabriolet at the 81st Geneva
Motor Show, Volkswagen is writing a new chapter of its history of convertibles. The four-seater, which was
announced by Next Car on 5th November 2010
has an innovative soft top with an electro-hydraulic drive that opens the Golf’s top in just 9.5 seconds.
The new Volkswagen’s styling follows that of its hard-top three-door counterpart, but it shows a high level of
independence with a new rear section, lower profile roof line and more swept-back angle of its windscreen frame.
The convertible’s image is especially dynamic when ordered with optional bi-xenon headlights. A standard feature
is the LED rear lights. Other standard safety features offering peace of mind are the automatically deploying
roll-over bar, front airbags, side head/thorax airbags, knee airbag for the driver and ESP.
The new VW Golf is one of the quietest convertibles today. Its soothing quietness is attributable to the new
soft top that was optimised in specific ways. It also has a standard hydraulic drive that opens the Golf’s top
extremely quickly. The top can also be opened or closed during driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h.
Ideal for cruising with a convertible are the six turbocharged direct-injection engines whose power outputs
range from 77 kW (105 PS) to 155 kW (210 PS). Four of the petrol engines (TSI) and one diesel (TDI) are available
with the DSG dual-clutch gearbox; while three of the engines are available with energy-saving BlueMotion
Technology. Just how efficiently the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet handles fuel is illustrated by the 1.6 TDI
with 177 kW and BlueMotion Technology: It only consumes 4.4 l/100 km (equivalent to 117 g/km CO2).
Essentially, all of the features offered in the hard top Golf are also available in the new Golf Cabriolet.
The only feature that will definitely not be offered is a sunroof …
Australian availability has not yet been confirmed.