Hello and good morning. It’s not too long before the Geneva Motor Show opens and various manufacturers are leaking pictures and sketches of what you can expect to see. The major automotive websites and magazines will undoubtedly wait till the show opens to show their scoops, but I’ve managed to trawl the internet and source two from Volkswagen. The Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet is the second SUV ( as far as I know) behind the Land Rover Evoque Cabriolet, to have a convertible option, but undoubtedly it will be priced much lower than the Land Rover. Here’s the release from IAB about the T-Roc.

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show

 

“Volkswagen had mooted the idea of a cabriolet SUV with the Volkswagen T-Roc concept back in 2014. While its production version arrived as a conventional hard-top SUV last year, Volkswagen has just confirmed that a cabriolet version will follow in 2020.

The  T-Roc Cabriolet will have a folding fabric top.

The VW T-Roc concept has roof halves which the owner can remove with just a few hand movements and stow conveniently in the boot. The production VW T-Roc Cabriolet won’t have removable targa tops. Volkswagen will go for a folding fabric top instead. Announcing the drop-top SUV, Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO, Volkswagen, said: “With the cabriolet based on the T-Roc, we will be adding a highly emotional model to the range.”

Volkswagen will manufacture the Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet at the Osnabruck plant in Germany, where the team has decades of experience with convertibles. The VW Golf Cabriolet, which was discontinued in 2016, was built at the same facility. Currently, the VW Tiguan and Porsche Cayman are assembled here.

Volkswagen plans to produce up to 20,000 units of the VW T-Roc Cabriolet annually and invest more than €80 million in the production of the VW T-Roc Cabriolet at the German plant. It plans to produce up to 20,000 units of the open-top SUV annually.”

 

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