VW Golf R Cabriolet price cut

VW cuts the price of its 261bhp Golf R Cabriolet after slow sales and negative feedback

Volkswagen has boldly cut the price of its Golf R Cabriolet. The 261bhp convertible – which launched at the beginning of 2013 – entered the UK with a £38,770 price tag which placed it north of the Porsche Boxster and £9000 pricier than the 207bhp Golf GTI Cabriolet.

After internal negotiations, catalysed by negative press feedback (including in our own Golf R Cabriolet review), the R’s price has been slashed by £5600, taking it to £33,170. Those who’ve already ordered their car at the higher price – a number that’s in single figures in the UK – will have the difference refunded. With the price realigned, VW has much higher hopes of meeting its 100 annual sales target for the drop-top R.

Subscribe to evo magazine

evo is 21 and to celebrate, we're returning to 1998 prices! Subscribe now to SAVE 39% on the shop price and get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £25!

‘We always knew the prices wasn’t where we wanted it to be’, a VW spokesman told us. ‘It’s been under negotiation since launch. We’ve finally got it at the price we wanted it’.

Buy a used VW Golf R for £25k

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

VW is keen to extol the virtues of its new price point, too; with a DSG gearbox, Bi-Xenon headlights and leather seats as standard, it works out cheaper than a comparatively specced Golf GTI Cabriolet before you factor in its extra power and performance, with 0-62mph taking nearly a second less at 6.4sec.

Price discounts will also be applied to the VW Golf R Cabriolet in other European markets.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/volkswagen/golf/21122/all-new-volkswagen-golf-revealed-eighth-generation-of-an-icon-reborn
Volkswagen Golf hatchback

All-new Volkswagen Golf revealed – eighth generation of an icon reborn

24 Oct 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/ford/focus-hatchback/202030/2019-ford-focus-ecoboost-review-a-family-favourite-past-its-prime
Ford Focus Hatchback

2019 Ford Focus EcoBoost review

Some might suggest the UK is falling out of love with family hatchbacks, but the Focus EcoBoost is a good reminder of why it remains a compelling pack…
9 Dec 2019
Visit/news/22743/first-details-of-the-gordon-murray-automotive-t50-hypercar-revealed
News

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 hypercar revealed

A true successor to the McLaren F1, Gordon Murray Automotive has revealed more about its spectacular T.50 hypercar
10 Dec 2019
Visit/mclaren/202028/mclaren-620r-goes-for-the-gt3-rs-jugular
McLaren

McLaren 620R goes for the GT3 RS jugular

Limited run extreme Sports Series McLaren 620R road car brings GT4 aero to the road.
9 Dec 2019
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019