Volkswagen has presented the all-new 2011 Golf Cabriolet at the Geneva Motor Show, which signals the start of a new era of open-top motoring. It is the first car based on the popular Golf available since the Mk VI model. The car can be transformed into a convertible in only 9.5 seconds at speeds of up to 18 mph.
The new Golf Cabriolet is smaller than the Eos, measuring 4,215 mm in length, 1,424 mm in height and 1,779 mm in width. It will be offered in several trim levels – S, SE and GT.
The car has a high level of standard specification which will probably include 16-inch alloy wheels, a fully automatic electro-hydraulically operated soft top, DAB radio and Bluetooth.
The 2011 Golf Cabriolet will also be fitted with the highest levels of safety equipment, such as an active roll-over protection system, ABS, ESP, airbags all round and a driver’s knee airbag.
Volkswagen also boasts that the car has a quiet interior as its fabric roof has an additional exterior skin, as well as new window and door seals. The heated rear windscreen is integrated in the soft top with high frequency welding. Even when the roof is down, the car has 250 litres of available space.