Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet (2020–)
Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut
Volkswagen has released images of a near-production concept car ahead of its official reveal at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
The T-Roc Cabriolet features a fully automatic roof which opens in nine seconds. It can open and close at speeds of up to 30km/h (19mph).
Passengers are protected by rollover protection which can be extended behind the rear seats, says Volkswagen. The system springs upwards in the area of the rear headrests within a fraction of a second when required. The T-Roc Cabriolet has also been designed with a reinforced windscreen frame in order to ensure maximum safety.
With Volkswagen's next-generation MIB3 infotainment system available as an option, the Cbariolet is permanently online. Information is displayed on the infotainment screen, which measures up to eight inches. There's also an optional active info display with an 11.7-inch screen.
Customers will be able to choose between Style and R-Line equipment lines. Style focuses on design and individual flair, says Volkswagen, while the R-Line is sports-oriented.
The T-Roc Cabriolet will initially be sold with a choice of 1.0-litre (115PS) and 1.5-litre (150PS) petrol engines, along with front-wheel drive and a choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet priced from £26,750
The Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet is now available to order with prices starting at £26,750 in Design trim and £31,920 for sportier R-Line models.
As well as two trim levels, buyers can choose from two petrol engines – a 1.0-litre TSI 115PS and a 1.5-litre TSI 150PS – the latter available with a 7-speed DSG transmission, in addition to 6-speed manual versions of both.
Aside from the fabric folding roof – which can be lowered in nine seconds and raised in 11 seconds – the T-Roc Cabriolet is distinct from the standard T-Roc in its two-door body style and its wheelbase, which has been extended by 40mm compared with its five-door, solid-roof sibling. This allows maximum room for passengers in the cabin, as well as a useful 284-litre boot capacity.
Design trim features 17-inch ‘Mayfield’ alloy wheels as standard, with 18-inch ‘Montego Bay’ and ‘Sebring’ wheels available as options. Inside, an 8.0-inch Discover Navigation infotainment system is fitted, with wireless App-Connect smartphone connectivity, along with 2Zone climate control and a six-speaker sound system. Among the arsenal of driver assistance systems included on the Design trim Cabriolet are Front Assist with pedestrian monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Assist and a driver alertness monitor with fatigue detection.
R-Line trim inherits the conventional T-Roc R-Line’s 19-inch ‘Suzuka’ wheels, although another set of attractive 19-inch ‘San Marino’ wheels are optionally available, and exclusive to the T-Roc Cabriolet. The R-Line also gets Volkswagen’s Active Info Display fitted as standard, in addition to bespoke R-Line trim pieces and features across the interior, including sports seats embroidered with the R logo, and a sports steering wheel. On the outside, this trim level is distinguished by an R-Line body kit, fog lights with static cornering function, LED headlights and sports suspension, which is lowered by 20 mm compared with the standard running gear of the T-Roc.
Both the trendy Design and sporty R-Line specifications are available in Pure White, Deep Black Pearl, Ivory Silver Metallic, Turmeric Yellow Metallic, Kings Red Metallic and Ravenna Blue Metallic – with Ivy Green and Smokey Grey Metallic reserved exclusively for the T-Roc Cabriolet.