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Convertible fanatics, here\'s the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet for you all

  • Aug 14, 2019
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MANILA: There is no denying to the fact that the crossover segment is on a steep rise. Another division that has never ceased to attract customers is the convertible cars segment. However, for the customers who have always wanted to have a taste of both the crossover and convertible classes in one package, there haven't been many options of late. While there have been some offerings like the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible, a perfect blend of the two segments that is reachable for a normal customer is nowhere to be found.


T-Roc Convertible


To address the issue and cater to the unique demand, in comes the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet. No, the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet isn't just a regular T-Roc with its hard roof-top replaced with a mechanical one. Instead, the German crossover has undergone a lot of modifications to provide the occupants with a true convertible experience. Due to the alterations, the wheelbase and overall length of the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet are up by 37 mm and 34 mm, respectively. Also, the automaker has strengthened various body parts and components like the side panels, cross members, doors, and the underbody to keep the structural strength of the car intact.


VW T-Roc Cabin


Barring the fabric roof and the number of doors reduced to two, the rest of the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet is identical to the standard model of the crossover. It takes around 9 seconds for the folding fabric roof to retract and the function works at up to 30 kmph. Another feature that has taken a hit due to the modification is the space inside the trunk. In terms of styling, Style and R-Line are the two available appearance packages.


VW T-Roc Convertible Rear


Coming on to the mechanical bits, the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet gets two engines options. The first mill is a 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit that pumps out 115 PS of maximum power, while the other powerhouse is a 1.5-litre motor that is capable of churning out 150 PS of maximum power. The customers can go with either of the six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Only front-wheel-drive is available on the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet. It will be the 2019 Frankfurt Motorshow where the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet will step on the podium before hitting the roads by 2020.

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