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VW Golf Cabriolet Excels at Euro NCAP

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has excelled at safety tests performed by Euro NCAP – the independent vehicle assessors.

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has excelled at safety tests performed by Euro NCAP – the independent vehicle assessors. In fact, this robust fashion statement earned the maximum five-star overall rating making it one of the safest cars in its class. Very reassuring. The five-star rating breaks down to scores of 96% for adult occupant protection, 86% for child occupants, and 53% for pedestrians. This open-top cruiser also earned 71% for the safety assist category, which includes features such as the Golf's electronic stability programme.

This safety-focussed machine has other virtues too. The top-spec 1.4 TSI DSG, for example, produces 160ps and reaches 62mph in 8.4 seconds. This seven-speed automatic beauty also averages a pleasing 44.8mpg. However, those who can live with hitting 62mph in 12.1 seconds can have the 1.6 TDI BlueMotion – and this 105ps eco- warrior averages a highly impressive 64.2mpg. Its emissions are a rock-bottom 117g/km.

The Golf Cabriolet feels like a typical Volkswagen on-the-road. As such it is smooth, refined, and inspires tremendous confidence through the corners. The ride is comfortable too, so this fashion statement can be a relaxing cruiser or a thrilling racer. Furthermore, the electric roof operates quickly and the cabin is nicely equipped. High-spec versions have: leather seats, Bluetooth, and MP3 connectivity. Not bad for £20,720 to £26,595.