The roof-folding mechanism is fully automatic – just lift or press down on a large switch at the front of the ‘tween-seats console and it’s all over with in about 10 seconds – for those who care, nine seconds to fold, 11 to lift – and you can do it at up to 30km/h. Less if the Cape South-Easter is howling into your face.
LOWER AND SLEEKER: The more-raked windscreen and low roofline, plus the tucked-in boot, turn the Golf Cabrio into a pretty package.
The Golf Cabriolet comes standard with a number of convenience and safety (passive and active) features, among them cruise control, auto-dimming mirror, adjustable steering column, climate control, multi-function computer, power external mirrors, audio with MP3 and eight speakers, height-adjustable front seats, foot wells lights, auto wipers and a three-spoked leather steering wheel with multi-function steering controls, driver and front passenger airbags (driver knee airbag), automatic roll-over protection, ESP including Hill-hold Assist and daytime running lights.
FAMILIAR STUFF: The office in the Golf Cabriolet is the same as that of the normal Comfortline and Highline models - both well-equipped but there's a number of options you can add (list below).