Cabriolets: Ten beautiful topless cars for the summer

Cabriolets: Ten beautiful topless cars for the summer
Cabriolets: Ten beautiful topless cars for the summer

According to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), only 51,984 convertibles were registered in Germany in 2023. Within twenty years, the number of optionally roofless vehicles has more than halved – at the time it was in the six-digit range. It is apparently a classic chicken-and-egg problem: supply continues to decline, as does demand – and it is not entirely clear who is reacting to whom here.

Cabriolets: They still exist, but there are fewer and fewer of them

But there is hope for people who are now looking for a convertible. Almost every German manufacturer still has vehicles with folding or retractable roofs in their range. The most popular convertible among Germans, at least in terms of the number of registrations, is the Mini. But you still have to wait for the new model. The manufacturer’s configurator is therefore not available – anyone who wants to buy now has to rely on the existing stock.

Another very popular German vehicle is relatively new: the Mazda MX-5. According to an analysis by the new and used car portal “Carwow”, the Japanese car is currently in the top 10 twice. It is available as a conventional convertible (roadster) and as an RF, i.e. with a folding hard top.

According to the “Carwow” analysis, the most popular electric convertible that is currently being built comes from Fiat. The Fiat 500 is not only popular as a combustion engine – or as a sports car – but also with an electric drive. This is hardly surprising, because in terms of price, there are hardly any cheaper electric and convertible cars. Of course, you have to make compromises, but these are less significant in cities. However, it is not a long-distance car.

You can find an overview of which convertibles are currently popular and (still) available as new vehicles in the gallery.

Source: Stern

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