The changes are easy to identify by the considerably sportier front bumper, the striking side sills and sporty accents on the rear bumper.
Moreover, the convertible can now be configured even more individually. Besides six new exterior colours, there is an additional soft-top colour and six new wheel designs.
In the interior, there is a new generation of steering wheels and new trim elements as well as new designs for the cloth and leather seats.
The range of engines in the Golf Cabriolet was also uprated to model year 2016 and switched to the Euro 6 emissions standard.
The four petrol (TSI) and two diesel engines (TDI) in total are direct-injection turbo engines with powerful torques to match.
Also new on board are the Composition Colour and Composition Media radio/infotainment systems.
As a supplement to the Composition Media, the Discover Media navigation system is available. With the new infotainment systems, Volkswagen has brought Car-Net, featuring Guide & Inform, and App Connect smartphone integration to the Golf Cabriolet.
Guide & Inform allows the use of Internet-based information channels, which include Online Traffic Information, News, the Vehicle Status Report and Weather.
In addition, car drivers can discover restaurants, museums or cinemas in unknown surroundings or access information on free parking spaces in car parks and integrate them in the navigation system's route guidance.