The open-top version expands the range of the popular crossover model, adding yet more lifestyle to the booming SUV market. The new T-Roc Cabriolet sees its official presentation at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) from 12 to 22 September. The launch will take place in spring 2020.
The T-Roc Cabriolet – the first crossover cabriolet in the compact class – offers just the right combination of strikingly extroverted design, raised seating characteristic of an SUV, a high degree of flexibility and the unique driving experience of a convertible.
Following the tradition of the Beetle and the Golf, the T-Roc Cabriolet will soon have a classic soft top version.
Its standard fully automatic roof opens in just nine seconds and it can even open and close while the car is in motion, up to 30 km/h. The soft top unlocks and locks electromechanically.
If you're worried about safety, passengers in the T-Roc Cabriolet are well guarded by the roll-over protection, which can be extended behind the rear seats.
The system springs upwards in the area of the rear headrests within a fraction of a second, when it feels an aggressive lateral movement. Which we imagine to be a similar response to that of a seatbelt. In addition, the T-Roc Cabriolet is designed with a reinforced windscreen frame and other structural modifications to ensure maximum safety.
With the new Volkswagen next-generation Infotainment system (MIB3), the Cabriolet is permanently online – enabling it to offer completely new services and functions.
The new system has an online connectivity unit, including an integrated eSIM. This means the Cabriolet can, if desired, be permanently online as soon as the driver has registered it in the VW system. Information is displayed on the 8" infotainment screen. When this is used in combination with the Active Info Display, with its 11.7-inch screen, a completely digital cockpit landscape can be created the "digital cockpit."
You will be able to choose between the ‘Style’ and ‘R-Line’ trims. The 'Style' trim embodies a focus on design and individual flair whilst the R-Line spec is a lot more sports-oriented and incorporates the contents of the R-Line exterior and interior packages.
Sporty character is further emphasised through the T-Roc Cabriolet with features like standard fog lights, sports-tuned running gear and the progressive steering with speed-dependent steering control.
Two efficient petrol turbo engines with an output of 85 kW / 115 PS and 110 kW / 150 PS respectively are available for the front-wheel drive T-Roc.
A manual six-speed gearbox comes as standard in conjunction with the 1.0 three-cylinder engine with an output of 85 kW; for the more powerful 1.5 four-cylinder engine with 110 kW. A seven-speed dual clutch gearbox is also available as an option.
So if you're looking for a vehicle that gives you all that extra room an SUV provides, but you want to be able to get the top down and have some fun in the sunl, then the T-Roc Cabriolet could be the perfect vehicle for you.