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2012 VW Golf Cabriolet – The convertible Golf returns

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0800

2012 Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet

You like a VW Convertible, but you want a soft-top convertible, not a tin top. You used to love your old MK IV Golf Convertible, but VW decided the tin-top convertible EOS was the way forward, so you’ve been stuck in a coupe for a decade. But no more.

Volkaswagen will debut the new, 2012 VW Golf Cabriolet at the Geneva Motor Show next week. And, apart from the missing fixed rollover bar which defined previous generation Golf Cabriolets, it will be back to business as usual for the open-topped VW Golf.

VW has had the angle grinders out and inserted a couple of RSJs to banish shake and rattle, and the new Cab is said to set new standards for acoustics in a cabriolet. The new roof will drop in a very swift 9.5 seconds and can be operated up to 18mph. So no stopping completely in the rain, but it won’t help you much if you’re caught in a shower on the motorway.

UK version sof the Golf Cabriolet will come with a choice of three trim levels – S, SE and GT – all of which will come with 16″ alloys, electric roof, DAB and Bluetooth.

When sales kick of in July – for September delivery – there will be a choice of three engines in the Golf Convertible – .2-litre TSI 105 PS, 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS and a 1.6-litre 105 PS TDI – and another three to follow – 1.4-litre TSI 122 PS, 2.0-litre TSI 210 PS and a 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS. Unsurprisingly, the diesels will be BlueMotioned to death.

No word yet on prices and VW say they won’t beĀ availableĀ until nearer the launch.

By Cars UK