Longer daylight hours and warm temperatures mean only one thing - it's time to get on the road in a top-down cabriolet. For every driver and their budget, there's a convertible model waiting.
A dynamic Silhouette
The Audi TT Roadster is one example of the sleek premium cars available this summer. It's evolved through three model generations, each more dynamic and packed with advanced Audi technology than the last. The sporty personality of the TT is clear from the first look, with a dynamic silhouette, wider stance and short overhangs giving the impression of a track car. It also features slimline twin exhaust pipes at the rear.
Look further than the TT Roadster's eye-catching looks and it can really perform. Standard equipment is always generous in an Audi, and in the convertible this includes the Audi Virtual Cockpit on a 12.3-inch LCD display and Bluetooth connectivity. The revamped engine range generates stronger torque, with the most powerful engines capable of 370Nm alongside 227bhp.
Performance and efficiency
Audi also produces the A3 Cabriolet, an award-winning convertible that represents both style and value. Full leather upholstery and clever infotainment on a 5.8-inch screen make every drive even more enjoyable. The cabriolet's accessibility features and ISOFIX child seat attachments are also benefits for families.
The choice between petrol and diesel engines with the A3 Cabriolet is an advantage, giving drivers more options. Performance and efficiency are high across the board, and the built-in Driver's Information System (DIS) includes economy-saving measures to get the most miles out of the car. Look to the DIS for the infotainment, optional navigation and driver fatigue monitoring.
A strong compact contender is the Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet. It leads the way on passenger protection, having earned a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Based on the Golf - an enduringly popular car, and with good reason - it sports a contrasting black soft top roof. The roof opens in under ten seconds to make the most of the sunshine.
When you're on the road, BlueMotion engine technology is working hard behind the scenes to boost efficiency. The Golf Cabriolet is also kitted out with Bluetooth, DAB digital radio and a rollover protection system, showing just how clever it can be.
Loved by drivers
As a final chance to enjoy some thrilling convertible driving this summer, the all-new Mazda MX-5 is making a debut in August 2015. The car is a record holder and an icon, loved by drivers all over the world. It returns with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearstick, climate control air con and heated door mirrors.
In the all-new Mazda MX-5, the two-seat arrangement gives you plenty of space to relax and enjoy the drive. You only need one hand free to operate the quick-folding soft-top roof, which is ideal when loading up the car or travelling with family.