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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSi

The 1.2 litre VW Golf Cabriolet is the least costly way of getting your hands on the Volkswagen drop-top. The TSi engine is no power-house but it is zesty and characterful with noticeably more go at higher revs. The 1.6 diesel feels much more lethargic despite the two being equally matched on paper. Fuel economy of the 1.2 is also good and the whole car has a great feel of quality. The standard equipment level is great and the interior beautifully finished. The Golf is a very easy to drive car and makes light work of town driving with the occupants stress-free in great comfort.

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.

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSi Specifications

Car brandVolkswagen
Roof typeFabric
Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1197cc
Power105@5000 ps
Torque129@1550-4100 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSi Performance

Max Speed (Manual)117 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)11.7 seconds

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSi Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)47.9 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)139 g/km

Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet 1.2 TSi Details

Production dates2011-current
Latest UK Retail pricefrom £21,040
UK Insurance group15
Luggage capacity250 litres
Fuel tank capacity55 litres
Warranty distance60,000 miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles
Record last updatedJanuary 2013

Do you drive a VW Golf Cabriolet? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Volkswagen has one owner review.

One Owner Review

  1. KLD says:

    I want to buy one of these!! But not going to be sold in the U.S.!!!!! Why?

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