The latest known open-type VW Cabrio was manufactured on the basis of VW Golf of the third generation. But it is also reported that on the platform of the fourth generation of VW Golf more liberal Beetle Cabriolet is being sold nowadays. But it can’t be fully associated with the elegant and democratic Cabrio. Beetle seems to be too extravagant and attracts, first of all, people with similar taste.
VW was criticized for making a break in the production of iconic Cabrio, because in the period of thirty years more than 600 000 vehicles were sold. But the company eventually manufactured a renewed model in the year 2011.
Based on the prior-generation Golf and Jetta, the front-drive Cabrio uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. An automatic transmission is the only major option but one can choose some optional subtypes of the engine.
The length of Cabrio isn’t comparable to Beetle: it is almost 4 meters long, which is less than the length of Beetle. Other dimensions are: 1.4m height and 2.5 width.
Cabrio is specially designed to comprise 4 passengers. But seats at the back can be appropriate only for people of average built: that is a drawback of any convertible car.
Another evident drawback is the limited space for cargo. So any trip you plan won’t presuppose much baggage in the truck.The interior looks like any other Golf with plenty of grey inside the cockpit along with functional switchgear and beautifully bolstered seats.
The car is also equipped with airbags and antilock brakes, which is obligatory for any vehicle, though any modifications within the model are possible.
Despite the car is of a convertible type with open roof, piloting of Cabrio brings joy for any driver. Once you have driven a car, you are surprised that the ride is soft and solid at the same time. Though not designed to beat any speed records, it has a good pickup speed. It is pleasant to drive it with or without the roof.