Huge price cut for VW Golf R Cabriolet
Early feedback on the fastest-ever convertible Golf (261bhp and 0-62mph in just 6.4 seconds) focused on its high asking price of £38,770, which made it more expensive than even a Porsche Boxster.
However, VW sources have confirmed to What Car? that the company is cutting the list price.
The new starting price of £33,170 makes the VW Golf R Cabriolet's price much more palatable, especially in relation to other Golf models. The GTI Cabriolet – which is just 1.0 second slower from 0-62mph – starts from £29,755.
The new price applies immediately – and in a further unusual move, Volkswagen says that it will refund the difference on any existing customer orders.
By Ed Callow