Volkswagen is implementing a series of visual enhancements in the Golf GTI Cabriolet.

Volkswagen is implementing a series of visual enhancements in the Golf GTI Cabriolet.

VW is playing spot the difference game with its minor refresh for the hot cabrio, but apparently it has a series of “exclusive” revisions. Starting with the exterior, there are some changes to the red surround radiator grille and its honeycomb pattern. Red brake calipers, resculpted bumpers, and modified side sill extensions are part of the package as well.

There’s also a new glossy diffuser and fresh 17-inch Brooklyn alloys or optional larger 18-inch Austin wheels. At an additional cost, buyers can add the optional rear spoiler and go for the new Garnet Red soft top as an alternative to the Black and Deep Blue hues.

There’s not much going on inside the cabin, but we do mention the standard chequered seat covers or optional leather upholstery with red accents. VW says a new multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel has been installed and comes together with revised hand brake lever and gear knob. As a final touch, the red accents implemented here and there spice up the cabin further.

From a mechanical point of view, the Golf GTI Cabriolet has remained the same with its 217-hp 2.0 turbocharged gasoline engine paired to a 6-speed DSG. It runs the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 6.9 seconds and comes as standard with an electronic differential lock and a sport chassis.

At home in Germany, the mildly revised model kicks off at $40,663 (€37,075).

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VW Golf GTI Cabriolet receives subtle styling updates