Volkswagen, a German-based automotive manufacturer, has revealed a convertible version of its T-Roc SUV, named ‘the T-Roc Cabriolet.’ It combines the looks and strengths of classic SUVs with the unique driving experience of a convertible.
It is a stylish and sporty member of the T-Roc family, designed using the functionality, driving dynamics and technology of the T-Roc (introduced in November 2017) as a starting point. The company has taken the wraps off the T-Roc Cabriolet which comes with an electrically folding soft top.
Its high-quality soft top opens in nine seconds, even when driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h. The crossover utility vehicle (CUV) boasts all of the familiar strengths of Volkswagen SUVs, elevated seating along with numerous customization options.
The T-Roc convertible is powered by two engine options – a 114-horsepower turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder or a 148-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder. A standard manual transmission at least gives you something to do, although there’s a seven-speed dual-clutch auto option as well. While the T-Roc R offers 4WD and extra power to at least pretend you might take it off-road, the Cabriolet is front-wheel drive only.
Besides, the little crossover convertible offers two design packages for consumers to choose from. The Style specification package stands for design and individuality. It is the tamer of the pair and marries its 17-inch wheels and tires with standard ambient lighting and an available leather interior package.
On the other hand, the R-Line adds visual dynamism courtesy of its standard fog lights and fabric and leatherette sport seats. The R-Line further backs up its racier looks with special tuning to its running gear and steering.
Both the packages come standard with a low-speed emergency braking system with pedestrian detection and lane-keeping assist, as well as available 19-inch wheels and tires.
What’s more, user can add an available Beats audio system, an 11.7-inch digital gauge cluster, and the brand’s latest 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system to the drop-top T-Roc. The cabin is tidy, the two back seats don’t look too cramped, and there’s a reasonable 284-liter trunk under the bed of the soft top.
With these features, the T-Roc Cabriolet is developed for adventurous people who are looking for freedom both in their everyday lives, as well as off the beaten path.
The crossover convertible will be officially presented at the IAA international motor show in Frankfurt am Main from 12–22 September 2019. The launch will take place in the spring of 2020.
For more detailed information, check out the company website.