How do you transform a popular model, but criticized for its conservative design, in a sex-symbol of the summer? Give up the roof. Volkswagen has decided to radically tackle the problem and launched exactly before the summer holidays, Golf Cabrio model designed to attract the eye to traffic light and become a best seller in the compact segment of cabriolets. Judging by the first topless German wheel adventure, we can say that the Germans are preparing for a new summer.
In the case of a convertible the design outweighs the performance. But to experience intense feelings you still need to provide an aggregate power. Golf comes with three engine versions, the most potent offering 160 horsepower. We became acquainted with entry-level version, powered by standard’s downsizing in the VAG range: 1.2-liter TSI the youngest. The unit is able to provide gasoline for the driver 105 horsepower at 5,000 revolutions experienced. Being a turbo engine, the TSI guarantees a generous torque to displacement, 175 Nm, felt very early, since the 1500 revolution. Impulses are offered at low speeds in this release for a more urban areas, where resources are more than sufficient. In addition, the elasticity of the engine makes it extremely easy to drive. At higher speeds, however, the unit puffy when it comes to acceleration.
If the consumption Chapter Golf Cabrio is very good, in terms of performances you must armed with some patience. This is because acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.7seconds is made, that is not very fast. For those more interested in this aspect, we recommend high-end, 1.4 TSI 160 hp. Golf Cabrio recover but in terms of speed managed to reach 188 km / h, that is enough to wave the hair on the passenger seat.
Compared to the Peugeot 308 CC, which has 15 additional horsepower, Golf Cabrio is faster by 0.3 seconds, but lost ground in terms of top speed.
Those from the Volkswagen were constantly criticized for the design so dull, monotonous and too conservative. But Germans have found a recipe that likes and not deviate from it. It is also the case of variant Golf Cabrio that, although adopted a folding roof, the front aspect is taken from its five-door brother. Major differences are observed in the back, where the design seems a little better, thanks largely to the trunk line and LED presence.
Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Pictures Gallery