- Sportier exterior, upgraded interior and new body colours for the dynamic convertible
The new edition of the sporty convertible has exactly the same performance as the classic GTI model with 220 PS / 162 kW. In detail this means a two-litre turbocharged petrol direct injection engine equipped as standard with a stop/start system and a 6-speed dual clutch gearbox (DSG). This engine accelerates the Golf GTI Cabriolet from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds.
Of course there is no lack of typical GTI features both inside and out. This includes the classic chequered seat covers (also optionally available: leather upholstery with red accents), the new multifunction leather steering wheel (including gear knob and hand brake lever in leather) and finally the accents set by eye-catching red decorative stitching.
The exterior comprises details such as the red surround radiator grille with its honeycomb structure, red painted brake callipers, new bumpers and side sill extensions, a new high gloss diffuser, striking "Brooklyn" 17-inch alloy wheels (also optionally 18-inch alloy wheels "Austin") wheel and the optional rear spoiler which underscores the convertible's sporty character.
Like all GTI models, the Cabriolet also has a sport chassis and an electronic differential lock (XDS) which additionally improves traction and handling properties. With immediate effect the standard equipment of the Golf GTI Cabriolet also includes Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) and the equipment from the "Light & Sight Pack". The reason why the Golf GTI Cabriolet is also pleasantly quiet when the soft top is closed is due to the three-layered soft top which remains perfectly in place even at high speeds and provides maximum driving comfort even on long trips. Talking of roofs, Volkswagen has a new soft top colour on offer: with immediate effect the soft top is available in "Garnet Red" as well as in "Black" and "Deep Blue".