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Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet details revealed

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Fresh details have been released in regards to the new Volkwagen Golf R Cabriolet, and possibly the most striking of these details is that this will be the marque’s first Golf R variant that will not be underpinned by a four-wheel-drive system.

The now front-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet will be powered by a 195kW turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine – the model will come standard with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as well as LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon headlights with black housings and a lot of many other great-looking and useful features.

The soft-top Golf R will be able to do 100km/h in 6.4 seconds from a standstill and its electronically limited top speed is 250km/h.

The front bumper – which is highlighted by a gloss black grille and the ‘R’ logo – is joined by a lower ‘R’ suspension and 18- or 19-inch ‘Talladega’ alloy wheels which come in two finishing options.

The interior features four individual leather ‘R’ sports seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel – multifunctional of course, handbrake grip and gear lever, and the aluminium pedals are brushed to complete the theme.

The DAB radio comes with multi-device interface and Bluetooth connectivity as standard on the new Golf R Cabriolet, and another standard is the car’s fully electric roof that can be lowered in 9.5 seconds and raised in 11.0 seconds – at speeds of up to 30km/h.

Going back to the fact that this model won’t be an all-wheel-drive one, we have to remind our readers that ever since the first-generation Golf R32 way back in 2002, the hot-hatch marque has been synonymous with all-wheel drive, and this makes the new Cabriolet that much more of a major mechanical and philosophical departure from its tradition.

The model is quite a looker indeed, we’ll just have to see if this shift in its build philosophy will impact its success.

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