For the designation Golf 4 convertible the changes are not actually sufficient, the interior still is preserved in principle. Also the suspension does not change. The engines in a convertible in any case have other change cycles. Only the smaller of the two diesel engines from this date has a little more torque.
'Facelift' would probably be the correct term. Thus, the front and rear be adjusted to the Golf 4. Here is meant only the outside metal structure. Under the engine hood and luggage compartment, there is still Golf 3 technology. The owner of the previous model is pleased and the sale will be boosted again until the year 2001/2002, where then a longer break occurs, which even the Eos can fill only insufficiently. 09/10