Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet price cut – down by £5,600Thu, 13 Jun 2013
The VW Golf R Cabriolet (pictured) drops in price by £5,600
We’ve long wondered why Volkswagen hadn’t built a Golf R Cabriolet.
But when they did finally bite the bullet and take the top of the Golf R for a production run, it was a bit of a let down. It was a let down because it seemed so cynical. The Golf R Cabriolet wasn’t just based on the old Golf MK 6 – even when the Golf MK 7 was on sale – but it came at a properly silly price – £38,770.
At that price, the Golf R was more expensive than the new Mercedes A45 AMG and more even than the starting point for the Porsche Boxster. But VW has now had a re-think and decided they got the price point wrong.
With immediate effect, VW are reducing the price of the Golf R Cabrio from that eye-watering £39k to a more reasonable £33,170, which with the GTI Cabriolet costing just under £30k, seems more viable.
But what about anyone who’s been daft enough to pay almost £40k for a Golf R Cabriolet already, you may ask? It seems VW has that covered, and will be refunding the difference in price.
We don’t expect it will be a long list of payees.
By Cars UK