- Convertible version of the T-Roc SUV.
- Will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
- Due to launch in spring 2020.
Coming soon: 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet
Always wanted a convertible SUV? Then Volkswagen has you covered.
Like previous VW cabriolets such as the Beetle and the Golf, the T-Roc features a soft-top roof that folds up or down electrically in nine seconds, at speeds of up to 19mph. With the hard roof absent, passenger protection is taken care of by an extendable rollover protection system that deploys behind the rear headrests if the car senses that it’s about to tip over.
Two trim levels are promised - the Style and the R-Line – offering a design-focused look or something a bit sportier in terms of exterior look, as well as sports tined suspension, fog lights and a different steering system. Despite the raised ground clearance, the T-Roc Cabriolet isn’t designed for off-roading, so comes with front-wheel drive rather than four-wheel drive.
Power will come from a choice of two turbocharged petrol engines. A three-cylinder, 1.0-litre unit has 115 horsepower, while a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine has 150 horsepower. The former engine comes with a manual six-speed gearbox, while the latter has the option of a seven-speed, dual-clutch ‘box.