Volkswagen has revealed that the Golf Cabriolet is back. It’ll be the first open-top Golf on sale for almost 10 years.
The Golf Mk6 Cabriolet will be a two door, four-seater with a soft-top (rather than folding metal roof).
Visually it looks quite similar to the VW Eos, and it actually shares the same wheelbase, though will be around 20cm shorter in length. This means that the interior space should be fairly generous.
The soft-top will take 9.5 seconds to fold down, and can be raised and lowered at up to 18mph. There will be three spec-levels on sale; S, SE and GT. Unfortunately it doesnt sound like there will be a GTI version!
All versions will come with an automatic roof, roll-over protection, DAB radio, Bluetooth and 16-inch wheels.
From launch there will be three engines, a 1.2 TSI 105bhp Petrol, 1.4 TSI 160bhp Petrol and a 1.6 TDI 105bhp Diesel. We already know these are great engines, as theyre used in quite a few other VW cars.
Theres no word on prices yet, but we’d expect it to cost a little more than the Golf, which starts at 13,500.
Its likely to be decent to drive, as the Golf is one of the most enjoyable hatchbacks. We already know that the engines are impressive, the build quality is always good on modern VWs and we like the look of it.
We predict the Golf Cabriolet is likely to be a popular choice for car buyers looking for some top-down fun.