Geneva motor show: Volkswagen Golf cabriolet



Volkswagen has introduced the new soft-top Golf convertible at the Geneva show.

The firm hasn't sold an open-topped version of the ultra-popular family hatch since 2002, but is distinguished from the hard-top Eos by its use of a new fabric roof.
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The benefits of that system are increased luggage space and lighter weight. Volkswagen claims the Golf cabrio will offer 250 litres of boot space even when the top's down.

Don't expect any drop in refinement or functionality, though; the manufacturer says the roof will retract in 9.5 seconds and will operate up to speeds of 19mph.

There will be just one trim level for the new model (with numerous option packages to choose from) but the car will be offered with six powerplants, starting with a 103bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 103bhp 1.6-litre diesel lump.

As far a styling concerned, the cabrio will stick closely to the standard Golf with only the bootlid getting treated to a significant redesign to aid access.

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Concept car Volkswagen Giugiaro

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