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Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet...

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet — how the T-Rock crossover turned into a convertible.
The popular German brand truly surprised its fans by introducing a new convertible — the T-Roc 2020 a month before its official premiere, which will take place at an auto exhibition in Frankfurt.

By the way, Volkswagen until recently did not produce convertibles for many years. The last VW Eos model with a folding roof was discontinued a long time ago, and what made the brand’s marketers make a new move to this market is not clear, given that recent similar versions of competitors have not been successful.

Perhaps the Volkswagen guys were turned around by the good sales of the T-Rock SUV, which, in fact, became the donor for the Cabriolet version, because in two years it sold a total of more than 380,000 units.

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet...

It is worth noting that for the release of new items, the base T-Rock was significantly redesigned, because simply sawing off the roof would be too simple, and sales would then repeat the fate of competitors. What happened we will consider below.

Specifications

On the exact configuration is also not yet reported. Most likely, many details will simply migrate to the novelty from the donor.
Today it is known that the car will receive two engines. One as the basic version, the second will be installed in the «business» package.

The cheap version will be equipped with a gasoline engine with only 1 liter of volume, but with a turbine. The power of a small car with three cylinders will be 115 horses and 250 Hm. A 6-speed mechanics will also be installed here.

The more expensive option will receive a volume of 1.5 liters, 4 cylinders and, again, turbine support. The gasoline engine will be able to give out 150 hp. the same 250 Hm. The engine company can be selected to choose from — either a 6-speed manual or a 7-position robot.

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet...

Unlike its donor, the T-Roc convertible will not be all-wheel drive. The SUV received 4 × 4 when ordering the 4MOTION option, for a convertible such a solution has not yet been planned, and it will remain only with front-wheel drive.

As already mentioned, it was not possible to simply cut off the roof of the crossover. To create a new product, I had to notably work with the hull, security systems and wheelbase. Almost all parts received reinforcing panels, including reinforced the windshield frame, thus increasing the body weight by 70 kg.

The wheelbase has expanded by 40 mm. Naturally, a hydraulic roof lift was registered in the luggage compartment, which is able to lift it even at a speed of 30 km / h.

VW T-Roc also thought about safety. In the event of a car rollover, in just a split second for the passengers, the frame frame will fly out from behind.

Electronic assistants are naturally included. Things like ABS, cruise, climate control, parking sensors, lane control, pedestrian recognition sensors have long been on the platform of the VW range by default.

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet...

Appearance

In addition to the lack of rear row doors, a fifth door and a roof, several more changes took place in the body. The convertible is now 34 mm longer and 51 mm lower than the crossover.

New dimensions are:
Length — 4268 mm;
Width — 1811 mm;
Height — 1522 mm;
The distance between the axles is 2630 mm.

Immediately in the cabin, customers will be offered a choice of 17, 18 or 19-inch original alloy wheels.
The front end got a classic look of the latest models. The optics and grille are highlighted as a separate element and become slightly angular. A logo flaunts in the middle of the grill.

Fogs hid in the compartment at the bottom of the bumper. In general, everything is standard. There is also nothing special behind. Even the features of the donor are recognized.

But on the side you can see all the unusualness of a modern convertible. He is very unusual to look because of its height and too pronounced wheel arches. If earlier convertibles were represented by trimmed sports coupes, then the same T-Roc is more like some kind of castrated crossover, which, however, it is.

Additionally, it can be noted that the folding roof does not occupy the useful space of the trunk, but is separated into a special niche, so that the lifting mechanism will not interfere with folding things.

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet...

Salon

The salon almost completely migrated from the donor. Although it is worth noting that the landing height is increased to 599 mm. The rest is a standard interior from VW, everything is simple and tasteful.
Tidy remained analog, in the middle of the multimedia screen. All finishes are in uniform tones of black leather.

«Pimply» chairs got a sports uniform. The steering wheel is slightly trimmed from the bottom and endowed with chrome elements.

The rear sofa in the new T-Rock was double and for the third passenger there are no amenities. If the interior seems too boring, the guys from the dealership will offer a sports kit, which will be offered a two-tone range with more expensive materials.

Price and sales start date

The exact dates of the start of sales are not yet discussed. Now the company is actively upgrading its old factory in Osnabruck, after which the convertible will be able to get on the conveyor. Representatives of VW said they plan to start production in early 2020 and begin to produce first deliveries in the spring.

Nobody knows about whether T-Roc will be delivered to Russia, but given the brand’s loyalty to our market, somewhere in Krasnodar or Sochi should get a new one.
The estimated price so far revolves around 26 thousand euros, which is about 1.82 million rubles.

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