The Volkswagen T-Roc convertible has been spotted testing in Germany with a folding-fabric roof, we have the car’s price, specs and release date
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- 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabrio price, specs and release date
- Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible spied
- Specs include folding fabric roof
- Price from around £30,000
- Release date 2020
Just when you thought Volkswagen had exhausted all SUV possibilities – we already have the T-Roc, Tiguan and Touareg, and the baby T-Cross is due next year – here’s another one, the VW T-Roc convertible.
Okay, so it is based on the current T-Roc but with one crucial difference – it has a folding fabric roof that is bound to appeal to the young-at-heart types already considering the standard T-Roc.
2020 Volkswagen T-Roc convertible price and specs
If you do fancy one, though, you’ll have to be prepared to pay more than you would for the standard T-Roc, which starts from £19,000. The Volkswagen T-Roc convertible will have a price of closer to £30,000. That said, the convertible will likely only be offered in higher trim levels and with more-powerful engines.
2020 Volkswagen T-Roc convertible specs
Choosing a Volkswagen T-Roc convertible will mean prioritising style over substance because that folding fabric roof will eat into rear passenger space – if other convertibles are anything to go by, you can expect the back seat to feel quite claustrophobic, in fact. The boot will also be smaller than you get in a standard T-Roc and its smaller opening will make it more of a pain to load.
That’s the price you pay to get your wind in your hair, though, and the T-Roc’s top will more than likely drop electrically in less than 20 seconds.
Chopping off the metal roof means VW will have to bolster the car’s remaining hard structure to stop it juddering over bumps – that extra weight will reduce performance and fuel economy a little when compared with the regular T-Roc. However, like that car, the T-Roc will be available with front or four-wheel drive and with either a standard six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Expect the T-Roc convertible to skip the basic engines available in the standard T-Roc. That means it will be available with a 1.5-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel both producing 150hp, along with a 190hp 2.0-litre petrol.
Bookmark this page for more info on the Volkswagen T-Roc convertible when we have it.