Volkswagen has announced pricing for its Golf GTI Cabriolet.
The open-top, performance version of the VW Golf costs £29,310 and is available to order now with deliveries starting in July.
VW Golf GTI Cabriolet: Most expensive Golf soft top
At £29,310, the GTI is the flagship of the Golf Cabriolet range, and sits above S, SE and GT trim.
That’s a fair step up from the standard Golf GTI hatchback, which starts at £25,650 for the three-door manual hatch.
This model receives a styling pack to distinguish it from the rest of the line-up and reinforce its sportier nature. That means 18-inch alloy wheels, new bumpers and radiator grille, and lowered sports suspension fitted as standard.
Inside, the GTI Cabriolet comes with cloth seats – leather is a £1,975 option. It’s well equipped, with air conditioning, cruise control and Bluetooth all standard.
VW Golf GTI Cabriolet: Folding cloth roof
The GTI Cabriolet’s cloth roof can be folded in 9.5 seconds at speeds of up to 18mph. With the roof down, there’s a pop-up roll over protection system that helps maintain crash protection. The Golf Cabriolet achieves a five-star Euro NCAP rating.
VW Golf GTI Cabriolet: 2.0-litre turbo engine
The same 207bhp 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine from the Golf GTI hatchback powers the GTI Cabriolet, offering a strong compromise between performance and efficiency.
The most potent open-top Golf will complete 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds. The GTI hatchback exceeded VW’s combined economy claims by 1mpg at 39.2mpg in our tests, so the GTI Cabriolet shouldn’t be too costly to run. However, with CO2 emissions of 177g/km, car tax (VED) will cost £215 a year.