Volkswagen has revealed renders of its new T-Roc Cabriolet. As you all know T-Roc is sort of an SUV or, better put it as a compact SUV. With length just over 4m, it’s not very huge, so the idea to make a compact SUV convertible is all new. The car will make its public debut in 2019 Frankfurt motor show next month.
Volkswagen has just not added a rooftop mechanism and made it a convertible, there are various changes in the structure and body of the car. The car is 34mm longer than the hardtop variant and has a 37mm more wheelbase. Its a 2 door version instead of a 4 door variant. To make it as safe as the hardtop variant, various parts have been strengthened including doors, headrests and rollover protection bars.
The front seats are taller by 600mm so that you can really enjoy the convertible with a fresh breeze. The convertible is a soft-top panel which rests above the boot rather than being inside it. It is really fast though opening and closing in at just 9 seconds, and can be operated up to a speed of 30km/h.
Interiors are the same as the hardtop version. As the going trend, this is also a connected car with an E-SIM and an 8-sinch infotainment screen and 11.7-inch instrument cluster for the driver. There will be two versions of the T-Roc Cabriolet – Style and R-Line packages. As clear by the name the R-Line will have sporty exteriors and interiors.
Engine options include two petrol engines. A 1.0-litre three-cylinder motor churning out 115hp and 200nm of torque, a 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit which makes 150bhp and 250Nm of torque. Both the engine comes mated with a six-speed manual transmission, and the 1.5 unit also gets a 7-speed DSG transmission.
Volkswagen India has plans to bring the T-Roc to India, but there is no word about the T-Roc Cabriolet. The T-Roc will come to India as a CBU and will be priced somewhere around 17-20 lakh. For the Cabriolet, we will have to wait and see if Volkswagen India has any plans for it.
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