Thursday, September 29, 2011

Golf Cabriolet Convertible 2012 Review

The 2012 Golf Cabriolet is the sixth iteration of Volkswagen’s Golf line of vehicles. Although the first models were impressive in their own right, the latest iteration comes with something impressive and unique at the same time. It comes with the expected power and maneuverability from Volkswagen but it comes with something else that makes it a head turner – a feature not common in many of the Volkswagen vehicles.

Convertible Cloth Top

The unique feature of the 2012 Golf Cabriolet is its cloth top. Other convertibles use metal roofs for durability but this doesn’t mean that the cloth top of Golf Cabriolet is unreliable. In fact, the cloth top on the Golf Cabriolet looks secure when installed. Removing the roof is very easy and no additional adjustments are required.

One of the reasons why cloth top are used in this iteration of Golf Cabriolet is due to size. The roof is relatively smaller than a metal counterpart and would take less room in the boot. But even though it’s not metal because of necessity, Volkswagen created an impressive top down.

Impressive Engine

Although the vehicle is a relatively small motor vehicle, it still comes with an impressive engine that can deal with basic road conditions. The most powerful version of 2012 Golf Cabriolet is the 210-hp with 2.0 liter engine. The engine with the least power is still very impressive as it comes with 105-hp, 1.2-liter engine.


The golf convertible has been a classic since the mark 1 was released in the 80's. We haven't seen a golf convertible for the mark 5 and I imagined, with the release of the EOS, the same would be true for mark 6 but I'm plesantly surprised.

The car is styled in a similar way to the Audi A3 convertible, which makes sense as it's built on the same floor pan. I haven't had a chance to check it out in the flesh yet but I'm sure its a great car to drive.

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