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Manufacturer's List Price* (MLP*)

Golf Cabriolet 118TSI 6 Speed Manual $36,990*
Golf Cabriolet 118TSI 7 Speed DSG $39,490*

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9th November, 2011

Volkswagen Group Australia has released the new Golf cabriolet. It offers the advantages of a Golf. And one more advantage as well: the soft top opens automatically in just 9.0 seconds, and this can be done while driving at speeds up to 30 km/h. The four-seat Volkswagen is a versatile, year-round cabriolet thanks to its practical traits and the sophisticated design of its soft top.

A circle is completed

Volkswagen is continuing a tradition with the Golf Cabriolet. Internationally – on the past 3 models manufactured between 1979 and 2002 – over 680,000 drivers worldwide chose the cabriolet version. The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has the potential to continue this history now without a significant feature – a roll bar. This function of the roll bar is now being performed by an extremely fast roll-over protection system that deploys in fractions of a second. Front and front side/head airbags, a knee airbag on the driver’s side and ESP are standard.


When the top is up, this Volkswagen is one of the quietest cars of its kind. In addition, the Golf Cabriolet offers one of the most spacious interiors in its class and – thanks to the soft top – unlimited use of the boot space and 250 litres of cargo capacity, even with the top down. This enables open-top cruising in the Golf Cabriolet with a full load of cargo in the boot. In addition, the folding rear bench seat is split, which significantly increases stowage capacity.

Maximum safety

The body of the Golf Cabriolet offers safety thanks to its extremely fast roll-over protection system that deploys in milliseconds, a reinforced windscreen frame and numerous other structural modifications (under body, side panels, sills, back panel, doors). These many reinforcements also give the 4.33 metre long, 1.78 metre wide and (top up) 1.42 metre tall Golf Cabriolet torsional rigidity.

Clearly the Golf among cabriolets

The styling of the Golf Cabriolet’s rear section, lower roof line and more swept-back windscreen frame also give it a high degree of sporty independence. When the soft top is down, the Golf Cabriolet has an elegant, extended appearance. With the top up, the compact and crisp styling lines around the ‘imaginary’ C-pillars transfers it to contemporary times.


The cabriolet version of the Golf follows the styling and quality standards of the hardtop Golf 1:1 in the interior. This results in a level of sophistication that is otherwise only offered in significantly more expensive cabriolets. Like the Eos before it, the Golf sets itself apart from many other convertibles in the compact class in one key interior attribute: the windscreen frame is refreshingly short, optimising the cabrio feeling.

One cabriolet, lots of equipment options

Standard features include smoked LED rear lights, sporty 17-inch wheels with 225 tyres and chrome trim on the radiator grille. Interior and functional features that are standard include a fully automatic electro-hydraulic black fabric roof, sports suspension, dual zone climate control automatic air conditioning, comfort front seats with rear seat easy entry aid, Bluetooth and MDI (USB) connectivity and “Matte Chrome” decorative inserts.

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Sustainable cruising

The twincharged direct-injection petrol engine that is offered with the Golf Cabriolet is ideal for long and short trips throughout the 4 seasons. Power output is provided at 118 kW with 240 Nm of torque matched with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG transmission. The Golf Cabriolet can achieves fuel consumption figures of just 6.5 l/100 km (6.6 manual) and emits 153/km CO2 (155 manual).


The Golf Cabriolet’s engine powers the front wheels, and utilises the same powertrain and chassis system available in Golf hatch. Therefore, the familiar MacPherson-type strut suspension with performance-optimised anti-roll bars are used in front. At the rear, the new Golf Cabriolet has a multilink suspension.

Manufacturer's List Price* (MLP*)

Golf Cabriolet 118TSI 6 Speed Manual $36,990*
Golf Cabriolet 118TSI 7 Speed DSG $39,490*


Metallic/Pearl Effect paint $500*
RNS510 satellite navigation system $3,000*
Rear View Camera (RVC) with parking distance sensors $1,400* (only with RNS510)
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime driving lights $2,100*
Vienna Cool leather appointed seat upholstery $3,300*
Anti-theft alarm system $600*

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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