Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet - stylish and spacious
What the motoring press is saying about the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet
Price: £29,310 - £30,610
Pros: Rewarding to drive, spacious and practical
Cons: Expensive, exposed rear seats and Bluetooth not fitted as standard
"The VW Golf GTI Cabriolet offers a combination of the GTI hatchback's peppy performance and the Golf Cabriolet's slick folding fabric roof. The GTI Cabriolet offers full-size seating for four adults and features a 250-litre boot – 100-litres smaller than the hatchback. Cabin quality is high and despite the smaller boot, it's a practical soft-top when compared with the MINI or the Mazda MX-5."
4.0/5.0, Auto Express
"The fabric roof feels sturdy but doesn’t quite follow the hatch's roofline when it's raised. Drop it, and it looks far sportier. A permanent compartment for the roof to fold into means there's no fiddly boot separator, and with it up there's only a fraction more wind noise than the hatch at motorway speeds."
3.5 /5.0, Evo
"As with the standard Golf Cabriolet the GTI gets a reinforced body structure that's claimed to make it one of the most rigid soft-tops in the entire VW group. The engine is the familiar 208bhp 'TSI' 2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that powers the existing GTI. European buyers have already been able to get this engine in the cabrio, without GTI badging, but it's been denied to UK customers until now."
4.0/5.0, MSN Cars
"The Golf GTI Cabriolet is a looker - plain and simple. We know aesthetics are subjective, but to our eyes at least, roof up or down, the latest addition to the GTI stable is a well-proportioned and well-styled car. Surely that's half the battle won, then?" ·