The Volkswagen Golf has won yet again another award, this time for its Cabriolet variant. It has been the first award for Golf Cabriolet, with it winning the Open-top Car of the Year 2011 prize at the Scottish Car of the Year Awards.

The Judges who selected car said it was an entertaining package, economical as well being a great asset for residents to make the most of the sunshine. “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.”

It was paraded as one of Volkswagen’s main attractions at the Geneva Motor Show 2011. The car is  very attractive looking and offers great practicality too, as you would expect with a Golf. The electrically powered fabric rood can lower itself in just 9.5 seconds, when the car is travelling below 18 MPH.

Engine variants offered


  • 1.2 litre TSI (105 BHP)
  • 1.4 litre TSI (160 BHP)


  • 1.6 TDI (105 BHP)

The diesel offers Volkswagen’s new BlueMotion technology. This is the companies way of lowering fuel costs and providing less harm to the environment in the way that they engineer their cars. This particular engine is said to offer around 64.2 MPG and 117g/km.

Equipment offered

With all trims, you get equipment and features within the car that are very modern and of a very high standard.

The S trim includes 16 inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity ability and more. The SE model comes with a 2 Zone climate control system along with automatic lights and parking sensors. The GT version brings 18 inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, sportier headlights and Alcantara upholstery.


The car hasn’t been available for that long, with sales starting just last September 2011.

Like the sound of the Open top car of year? The Golf Cabriolet is available from £20,720.