Convertible GTI, anyone? VW presented the Golf Cabriolet at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show for the first time. Now, a year later, the sportiest version of the popular model is making its world debut: The GTI Cabriolet! Under the hood is the GTI's 2.0-liter TSI engine that generates 207 HP, making this the most powerful Cabriolet, ever!
A sporty exterior and interior compliments that engine, along with the sport-tuned running gear. The Cabriolet shows off a lot of its GTI origins, sharing the honeycombed grille with red trim, the interlagos available interior and the vertical foglights. Like the GTI coupe, it is graced with smoked LED rear lights, LED license illumination and side sill extensions. Standard wheels are the 17-inch alloy Denvers, again, like the regular GTI. The windshield is more rakish, thought the stainless steel pedals, a unique GTI shift lever, thick red stitching and flat bottom steering wheel all exemplify sportiness.
The fabric top is almost as speedy as the car, with the top retracting in under 10 seconds (11 to close). Its fabric is designed for high speeds and can be operated up to 19 mph. When it is up, it is one of the quietest convertibles ever designed. Despite the convertible top, the cabriolet has one of the most generous trunk spaces in its class 8.8 cubic feet, even with the top down.
Sporty, elegant and convertible - a true VW designed for Miami living. It should hit our showroom in time for summer. Perfect timing, really.