The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has claimed its first accolade being crowned Open-top Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards. The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet went on sale last month after a nine year absence; it is a two door four seater convertible fitted with an electrically powered fabric roof which can be lowered in just 9.5 seconds.
There are three trim levels offered; S, SE and GT which have a high level of standard specification, featuring 16-inch alloy wheels and Bluetooth among other items. The SE model features a 2Zone climate control, cruise control, parking sensors and automatic lights, while at the top of the range the GT adds a number of new highlights including sports suspension, Alcantara upholstery and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Customers have a choice of three engines, two petrol including a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS and a 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS, the diesel is a 1.6-litre common rail TDI unit with 105 PS and BlueMotion Technology modifications to ensure high economy (64.2 mpg combined) and low carbon dioxide emissions (117 g/km). Prices for the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet start at just £20,720.