About Volkswagen Golf

    The Volkswagen Golf is a compact sedan that has been a part of the European automaker's roster since the early 1970s. It has also been known as the Caribe (Mexico) and the Rabbit in North America before the Golf nameplate stuck permanently. When it rolled off the line for the 1974 model year, the Golf was seen as a front-wheel drive replacement for the Beetle, although two years in the "hot hatch" GTI version premiered, delivering a boost in performance. The Volkswagen Cabriolet was launched a few years later, based on the popular Golf but displaying a convertible body-style. The second-generation of the Golf was introduced for 1983. Slightly longer, the Golf showed off similar powertrain components along with an updated body shape and improved interior layout.

    1991 welcomed in the arrival of the third-generation Golf. Once again, it grew in size but kept the same wheelbase. A new Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engine was used, which would wind up becoming a VW staple in several other models. A more common 2,8L VR6 could also be equipped. In 1993, the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet was switched from the Mk1 platform to the Mk3. With a Golf-inspired body-style, the Cabriolet kept the same chassis until 2001 (although an update did take place in 1999 that included the following revised Golf parts: front/rear bumpers, a new front-end grille, new headlights, and other exterior styling cues) while the Golf would be switched onto the Mk4 platform come 1997, which marked the model's fourth generation. Two new variants that showed off improved performance were the Golf R32 and the Golf VR6 4Motion, and the well-known 1.8T. The 3.2L R32 was outfitted with a 3.2L VR6 and the 4Motion utilized the same powertrain, with the difference lying with the model's four-wheel drive system. The 1.8T, however, was equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a sizeable amount of performance, especially given the segment.

    It wasn't until 2006 when the new Golf Mk5 reached North American showrooms. When it debuted, the fifth-generation Golf was equipped with a 2.5L five-cylinder engine or a GTI variant which got its power from a 2.0 FSI engine, producing up to 200 horsepower. Volkswagen used a marketing campaign based on "Fast", inferring the desire for performance. The primary tagline was "fast lives inside every driver." Volkswagen released the Mk6 (6th generation) Golf in 2009. In previous years it had been marketed stateside as the Rabbit, but was now referred to as the Golf. The base engine was still a 2.5L five-cylinder configuration good for 170 horsepower and 177 pounds-per-foot of torque geared to a standard five-speed manual transmission with a six-speed automatic offered as an option. Once again, the Golf TDI was available, displaying a 2.0L turbodiesel engine which got credit for 140 horsepower and 236 pounds-per-foot of torque mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission with a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual offered as optional.

    The Volkswagen Golf is a tribute to tried-and-true staying power. Alive and well for generations, the Volkswagen Golf has taken on a wide range of responsibilities since the beginning, providing its drivers with efficient performance and sporty profile. There is no disputing the Golf's presence on the street, as it remains a fixture across the land, thanks to its economical but stylish features and reliable auto parts. Enjoyed as a canvas by many enthusiasts, the Golf has the ability to present a dashing and fashionable image. carries a complete line of Volkswagen Golf Accessories and Parts. Anything you need - interior, exterior, style, comfort, or protection can be found inside our selection. Dash kits, floor mats, spoilers, and chrome trim are just some of the options available to you. Plus, all of our Volkswagen Golf accessories and parts are comprised of the highest quality materials and guaranteed to enact a precise OEM fit. Your vehicle is important. And it needs to display your sense of individuality. Volkswagen Golf accessories make it happen.

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    Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Comes Back after Nine Years
    Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet Comes Back after Nine Years

    Nine years have past since the last Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet went out of production. As per Car and Driver, that happened, when Volkswagen presented a convertible model of the New Beetle and the Eos hardtop convertible. The forthcoming model has a fabric soft-top and costs less than Volkswagen Eos. Inside Line website supposes that there may be a sizeable American market for new model, but the automaker is uncertain about fitting three convertibles in its U.S. lineup. Volkswagen offers gas-powered and turbodiesel engine options with the vehicle, providing a fuel option which is not found with any of its U.S. convertible models. Being impressed by the Golf sedan, the auto press states that the Golf Cabriolet would be one of the only convertibles offered with an alternative fueling option, if it brought a turbodiesel engine to the U.S.

    The Cabriolet's roof opens in 9.5 seconds, operating much faster than other convertibles', according to Autoblog. It can function while driving at up to 18mph, being much alike with Audi A3 Cabriolet's. So is the truncated-tail look of the body, but the Golf's windscreen rake is not as laid-back as the open A3's. So the Golf's roof is a bit longer. The roof-chop required some structural reinforcement, including the reshaped sill sections, boxing-in of the space between rear subframe and spare wheel well, and enclosure of the bottom of the engine bay, also diagonal bracing bars in the front and rear underbody. These changes resulted in the stiffest structure of any open-top car in the Volkswagen group.

    The refreshed Golf Cabriolet is stiffer and lighter in the body resulting in better driving compared to Eos. Having only a few competitors (Audi A3, BMW 1-Series, and the Mini), new model is more capacious and more rigid in comparison with the Mini. Moreover, it has a better value than the German rivals.