06 - January - 2014
It may be raining across most of the UK, but car review website Carbuyer is already thinking of sunshine and blue skies ahead, and has given the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet the Best Convertible Award in the Carbuyer Car of the Year Awards. Commenting on the award, Carbuyer Editor in Chief Steve Fowler said: ‘Volkswagen’s latest Golf Cabriolet is the best yet. It has all the attributes that make every other Golf so brilliant, but with a huge dollop of sex appeal. It has its sensible side, but it sure knows how to let its hair down – it’s the perfect cabrio for Carbuyer users.’ The Golf Cabriolet features an electrically powered fabric roof which can be folded away in just 9.5 seconds and on the move at up to 18 mph, yet it retains a practical four-seat interior and a 250-litre boot. The Golf Cabriolet range has something for everyone. There are two diesel engines available – an abstemious 1.6-litre TDI with 105 PS and a torquey 2.0-litre 140 PS TDI – plus five petrol engines, from the smooth and frugal 1.2-litre 105 PS TSI, via the 1.4-litre 122 PS and 160 PS TSI petrols to the exuberant 2.0-litre 210 PS TSI Golf GTI Cabriolet and the powerful 2.0-litre 265 PS TSI Golf R Cabriolet. Standard equipment across the Golf Cabriolet range includes Bluetooth telephone connectivity, DAB digital radio, air conditioning and alloy wheels. From SE trim and above, this is complemented by 2Zone climate control, automatic lights and rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors and a wind deflector, among other items. The range-topping R comes as standard with full leather upholstery including heated front seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights with LED running lights and a six-speed DSG gearbox. Prices for the Golf Cabriolet start at £21,630 for the S with 1.2-litre 105 PS TSI engine and six-speed manual gearbox, and rise to £33,475 for the Golf R Cabriolet. For more details of the Carbuyer Car of the Year Awards, visit www.carbuyer.co.uk, and for information on Volkswagen’s award-winning range of cars, please visit www.volkswagen.co.uk.