VW injects a bit of its Bluemotion technology into the 1.6 diesel Golf Cabriolet to produce exceptionally low fuel consumption and emissions. Particularly impressive considering this is a solid and weighty vehicle. It moves along at a reasonable pace but certainly couldn’t be called a sports car. It is most at home eating up the miles on long trips where the smooth suspension and light steering make it a pleasure to drive.
The Golf Cabriolet dates back to 1979 when a convertible version of the VW hatchback was commissioned from Karmann. The new car shares a similar look but is considerably larger than the original. It also loses the basket-handle roll bar typified by all previous Golf Cabrio’s. The soft-top is fast acting and folds away neatly. It also offers great sound and heat insulation that is comparable with the hatchback.