The Volkswagen Golf has once again exposed itself by going topless once again. Here are some of the first official pictures of the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, which is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new Golf Convertible uses the same underpinnings as the latest Golf GTI, the new Golf soft top will be available as a two door four seater and the electrically operated canvas top can be lowered and raised in only 9.5 seconds. The Golf Cabriolet party piece is not that it can lower and rise within 9.5 seconds but it can perform this while travelling at speeds of up to 18mph.
Volkswagen last produced a Golf Cabriolet back in 2002, back then it featured a permanent rollover hoop. The new Golf Cabriolet will feature the same pop up system that is fitted to the Eos which activates if the cars onboard computer detects if its about to flip over.
The Volkswagen Golf will appeal to those who are looking for a quality well priced car that wont depreciate as fast as other Cabriolets, in turn this will make it a good choice for people looking for a new lease car on the best lease deals available. The Golf will slot into the Volkswagen range beneath the Eos and will be eventually joined by the new Volkswagen Beetle Convertible in 2012. Volkswagen has reinforced the side sills, doors and chassis cross members to ensure the driving experience matches the sharpness of the hatchback version. The underbody is also stronger and has been tuned to maximize refinement to another level that VW bosses claim it “sets new standards for acoustics in a convertible”.
As Far as spec goes for the new Golf cabriolet rumors are that it will match the same spec as the hatchback line up, but engine options are still to be finalised. However, Volkswagen has developed the Golf Cabriolet with six engines in mind. Four of these will be petrol engines ranging from a 1.2 with 104bhp to a 2.0 litre with 207bhp. For those who prefer Diesel you get a choice of a 1.6 litre with 104bhp which returns 64.2mpg while only emitting 117g/km of Co2, while the second 2.0 litre TDi diesel engine produces 138bhp.
DSG will be available on all but the 1.2 petrol and 1.6 diesel engines. The Golf Cabriolet will go on sale this summer, priced around £20,000 mark.
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