On sale since September 2011, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been presented with its first award, Open-top Car of the Year at the 2011 Scottish Car of the Year awards.
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 was presented at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. It is fitted with an electrically-powered fabric roof, fully lowered in 9.5 seconds at speeds of up to 18mph.
Three engine options are available for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, two petrol - a 1.2-litre TSI 105 PS and 1.4-litre TSI 160 PS – and one diesel, a 1.6-litre common rail TDI unit with 105 PS and BlueMotion Technology offering 64.2mpg on the combined cycle and carbon dioxide emissions of 117g/km. Prices for the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet start at £20,720.
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