The much rumoured Golf Cabrio was first seen a few weeks back at the Geneva Motor Show as a fabric topped alternative to the Eos hardtop convertible. It is now reaching showrooms and order books are open for the new car.
The new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet comes in at around 10% less than equivalent Eos so these cars will have to compete with each other in the range. It seems a strange thing to do but considering VW already had much of the car already developed in the form of the Audi A3 Cabriolet then it actually allows the brand to further develop their range at a low cost.
So why buy a convertible Golf over an Eos? It’s 20cm shorter, a touch cheaper and has the benefits of a fabric roof over a hardtop – lighter weight and less space is required to store it while folded. The differences are relatively small but the ability to choose is always a welcome one.