We Brits love a convertible. It seems strange that in a country where much of the year is dominated by wind and rain that a drop-top would prove so popular, but it seems people here just love that open-air experience.
And with warmer weather already here, now is a great time to check out some of the best convertibles on sale today.
Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible
One of the more off-the-wall convertibles on sale today is the Volkswagen T-Roc. It’s actually the only convertible SUV that you can buy, meaning that it has carved out a very precise niche for itself.
It’s quite an attractive recipe. You’ve got that confidence-inspiring increase in ride height but with the added bonus of an easy-to-operate electric folding cloth roof.
The Mazda MX-5 has always been a big-hitter with buyers who want a low-cost yet great-fun roadster. It’s also got a great reputation when it comes to reliability, which ties into that cost-saving ethos even further.
There have been several generations of MX-5, while the most recent version added in a new ‘RF’ model which uses a folding metal hardtop rather than the standard car’s cloth version.
BMW 4 Series Convertible
If you like to combine a little bit of luxury with your wind-in-the-hair experience, then the 4 Series Convertible is a great way to do it. It’s a car which is available with a variety of engines - right up to the powerful M4 Convertible - so there’s likely to be a version which suits most drivers.
It’s got plenty of space inside, too, while a number of colours allow you to personalise it just as you’d like. There’s a particularly striking green shade available as well.
Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet
The drop-top E-Class has always won fans of those who like to take the drop-top life at a more sedate pace thanks to its comfy interior and supple suspension. The latest version is just an extension of this, in truth, but adds in some of the latest technology that Mercedes has to offer.
The fabric roof has also been equipped with acoustic-saving technology, meaning that even when the rain does arrive it’s still very quiet inside.
Jaguar’s F-Type is a great blend of sporty design and luxurious touches. It’s good to drive and particularly adept at cross-country jaunts, where its fluid suspension and agile handling really help to make those long journeys feel like a real adventure.
Its ‘blade’ style LED running lights help it to stand out from the crowd, while the sharp rear-end design has more than a touch of the original E-Type about it.