Based on the flexible Volkswagen’s MQB platform, the new VW T-ROC Cabriolet SUV will be launched in the global markets in 2020.
Volkswagen had unveiled the production-spec T-ROC SUV in 2017. Interestingly, the German premium carmaker has announced Cabriolet SUV version of the regular model. For people not in the known, Volkswagen had showcased the convertible T-ROC concept in 2014. The Cabriolet version of the SUV will go on sale in the global markets in 2020. It will be the first affordable cabriolet compact SUV, which could give it a competitive advantage.
Volkswagen has also released a design sketch of the VW T-ROC Cabriolet SUV, revealing some design cues. Instead of two detachable halves for the roof in concept, the production-spec model gets a conventional soft top made of fabric and two doors. The company could also launch a hard top variant. Dr. Herbert Diess, Volkswagen CEO said that the T-ROC cabriolet will be a highly emotional model in the company’s product lineup. Also Read – Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV Is India Bound; To Rival Hyundai Creta
The company will invest $100 million in the T-ROC Cabriolet and it will be developed at the VW’s Osnabruck plant in Germany. VW aims to produce up to 20,000 units of the Cabriolet per year.
The overall design of the Volkswagen T-ROC Cabriolet will be similar to the regular model. Though, it will be heavier than the conventional sibling as the chassis will be heavier for additional rigidity. Adding to it, the vehicle won’t have big boot space. It is expected to carry a higher ground clearance, which makes it a good option on rough terrains.