The Golf Cabriolet
New Golf Cabriolet debuts with classic soft top that opens in just 9 seconds. So, put the car roof down and bring on the summer!
Volkswagen is introducing a new generation of Golf Cabriolet to New Zealand. It offers all the advantages of Golf – the most successful car in the world. The soft top opens fully automatically in 9.0 seconds, and this can be done while driving up to 30 km/h. And what happens in autumn when the Golf top is closed and summer is over? The Golf Cabriolet is a versatile, year-round cabriolet thanks to the sophisticated design of its soft top.
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 its 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 stowing capacity.
The body of the Golf Cabriolet offers maximum all-round safety thanks to its extremely fast rollover protection system that deploys in milliseconds, a reinforced windscreen frame and numerous other structural modifications (underbody, side panels, sills, back panel, doors). Front and side curtain head/thorax airbags, a knee airbag on the driver‟s side and ESP are also always standard.
The styling of the Golf Cabriolet closely matches that of its hardtop, five-door counterpart, but its new rear section, lower roof line and more swept-back windscreen frame gives it an elegant, extended appearance. With the top up, the compact and crisp styling lines around the „imaginary‟ C-pillars and the boot unmistakably reflect the character of the previous model and transfer it to contemporary times – spanning over an entire decade.
The cabriolet version of the Golf follows the high styling and material quality standards of the classic hardtop Golf 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.
Exterior standard features include 17-inch „Porto‟ alloy wheels with 225 tyres and chrome trim on the radiator grille. Upgraded interior and functional features include a fully automatic soft top, climatronic air-conditioning, ParkPilot front and rear, leather covered multi-function steering wheel and interior accents in "Matt Chrome."
The TSI 90kW engine is ideal for long and short trips throughout the 4 seasons. Going from 0-100km/ h in just 10 seconds the 7-speed DSG transmission makes driving this cabriolet even more fun. And with fuel consumption of just 6.3l/ km combined, excitement does not come at the expense of your wallet.
The Golf Cabriolet‟s engine powers the front wheels. As a rule, the convertible Golf also utilises the high-end powertrain and chassis systems of the hardtop version of the world bestseller. Therefore, the familiar MacPherson-type strut suspension with performance-optimised anti-roll bars is used in front. In the rear, the new Golf Cabriolet has an innovative multi-link rear suspension, which ensures that the ESP system very seldom needs to be activated.
The Golf Cabriolet will be arriving in New Zealand in approximately February 2012. Dean Sheed, General Manager of Volkswagen NZ is looking forward to the arrival. "The Golf Cabriolet will bring further depth to our range that now really does have a car for every Kiwi. With a price point of just $43,000 RRP we expect that this will be a pleasant surprise for many who never before expected to be able to own a cabriolet. Golf is a crucial model for us and with this new fun addition arriving at the peak of summer Volkswagen is more affordable and more desirable than ever before.”