New VW Golf Cabriolet Is Ready for Any Season

We know that a lot of work goes into creating a new car, costing automakers billions in development, market research and marketing, but sometimes we forget just how much effort it takes. That’s probably why Volkswagen wanted to highlight the fact that their new Golf Cabriolet is a car ready for all seasons.

The carmaker stated that the Golf’s top opens fully automatically (standard) in just 9.0 seconds, bringing the summer in or keeping the winter out in the process. Usually, a soft-top is a bit louder inside and a bit less comfortable, but the Golf’s advanced design makes it a year-round cabriolet thanks to its practical traits.

“Volkswagen is continuing a great tradition with the Golf Cabriolet. On the past 3 models – produced between 1979 and 2002 – over 680,000 drivers chose the cabriolet version. For a time, it was the world’s most successful cabriolet. The new Golf Cabriolet has the potential to continue this history,” Volkswagen brags.

So what has changed in order to make the car even more relevant for current times? Well, it’s the lack of a roll bar, which has been replaced on the 2011 model with an extremely fast rollover protection system that deploys in fractions of a second. Front and side curtain head/thorax airbags, a knee airbag on the driver’s side and ESP are also always standard.

Any of the 6 turbo direct-injection engines that are offered are ideal for long and short trips throughout the 4 seasons. They span a power range from 105 hp to 210 hp and include:
  • 1.2 TSI – 77 kW / 105 hp (6-speed)
  • 1.4 TSI – 90 kW / 122 hp (6-speed / 7-speed DSG)
  • 1.4 TSI – 118 kW / 160 hp (6-speed / 7-speed DSG)
  • 2.0 TSI – 155 kW / 210 hp (6-speed DSG)
  • 1.6 TDI – 77 kW / 105 hp (5-speed)
  • 2.0 TDI – 103 kW / 140 hp (6-speed / 6-speed DSG)
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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