German car lovers take note....the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been crowned Open-Top Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards.
German car lovers take note....the new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been crowned Open-Top Car of the Year at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards. But what are its strengths? For starters, this fashion statement has fun-focussed handling to ensure it is tremendously entertaining on the apexes. It has decent looks too, robust build, and a fair specification. Every version has: an electric roof, electronic stability programme, Bluetooth, and alloy wheels. The top-spec trim has leather seats and parking sensors too.While presenting the prize, the judges from the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers commented: ‘Scots love to make the most of the sunshine as quickly and as easily as possible, so our winner has to have a fast moving roof. It also needs to keep the weather at bay on those rare occasions when the sun doesn’t shine in Scotland. An entertaining drive is a must, as are pocket-friendly running costs. Our drop top of the year delivers all of this and even lets you take more than just one friend along for the fun.’ The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is tremendous value for money. Prices start at only £20,720 and the top-spec could be yours for £26,595. Running costs are sensible too, so even the least efficient 1.4-litre 160ps manual trim averages 44.1mpg. Not bad for a convertible that hits 62mph in 8.4 seconds. The most efficient 1.6-litre 105ps diesel version returns an impressive 64.2mpg. The only downside is that this eco-maestro takes 12.1 seconds to reach 62mph. At least that gives your neighbours time to admire the car.