“Accept no roof” – the new T-Roc Cabriolet makes a promise. It is the promise of unlimited freedom, a breath of fresh air in the SUV segment and highly emotional driving pleasure. As the first crossover convertible in the compact class, it unites the robustness and strengths of an SUV with the joyful driving experience of an open-top car. The model will shortly be launched on the market in Germany and other European countries.
Extroverted and emotive design. The T-Roc Cabriolet instantly reveals what it stands for – driving fun, freedom and vitality. The strikingly wide front end, prominent lines and tight proportions give the model a distinctive mix of effortlessness and beefy SUV looks. The team under Volkswagen Head of Design Klaus Bischoff created lines that clearly underline the unique position of the T-Roc Cabriolet within the SUV segment.
Enhanced driving experience with a good view. The 2+2-seater T-Roc Cabriolet is based on the Modular Transverse Toolkit (MQB). It measures 4.27 m in length and has a wheelbase of 2.63 m. The car is 1.81 m wide (not including exterior mirrors) and 1.52 m high. The height above the road in relation to the H-point is 599 mm for the driver and front passenger and even 616 mm for rear passengers. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 284 litres. The folding rear seat backrests and optional tow bar underscore the car’s versatility.
Light on top. Following in the footsteps of the Beetle and Golf Cabriolet, the T-Roc Cabriolet has a classic light soft top consisting of three layers. It is opened and closed fully automatically by the electrohydraulic drive in nine and eleven seconds respectively – and this is also possible during travel at speeds of up to 30 km/h. When open, the soft top folds down in a Z format behind the rear seats, its solid front cross strut serving as a cover. When the roof is closed, retainer bars prevent it from ballooning at high speeds. There is always a pleasant sense of calm inside the car, not least due to effective seals in the doors and windows. Volkswagen is able to supply a windbreak on request.
Safety in every detail. If the car is at risk of rolling over, a protection system is activated: within a fraction of a second, two thick panels extend behind the rear headrests. Meanwhile special reinforcements in the body of the T-Roc Cabriolet compensate for the lack of a fixed roof.
Digital operating concept. The T-Roc Cabriolet comes optionally with two digital display and control elements: the Digital Cockpit in the driver’s field of vision and the infotainment system Discover Media. The latter is one of the latest generation of infotainment devices and features an online connectivity unit complete with integrated eSIM. Connecting the car to its surroundings and users’ smartphones, it brings on board a wide range of new functions and services from the We Connect and We Connect Plus range. Easy-going audio pleasure is provided by the 12-channel sound system “beats”.
Style and R-Line specification packages. Customers purchasing the T-Roc Cabriolet have a choice of two equipment lines. The Style line is design-oriented, while the R-Line (for the 1.5 TSI only) caters specifically for sporty tastes, including sports running gear, progressive steering and driving mode selection as standard. The bumpers are unique to the R-Line model and the sport convenience seats are covered with fabric and leatherette.
The basic technical equipment for both lines includes Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System and pedestrian detection, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Lane Assist. Both Style and R-Line come with 17-inch alloy wheels, but Volkswagen can optionally fit large wheels with a diameter of 18 or 19 inches.
Efficient TSI duo. Whether city cruising, light terrain, winding county roads or motorways – the drive and running gear of the T-Roc Cabriolet demonstrates supreme mastery. There is a choice of two efficient petrol engines with turbocharging and direct injection. The 1.0 TSI is a three-cylinder engine with an output of 85 kW/115 PS and torque of 200 Nm, while the four-cylinder 1.5 TSI delivers 110 kW/150 PS and 250 Nm. A six-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive come as standard; the larger TSI can be combined with the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox DSG.
The SUV offensive is underway. Volkswagen SUV models have set the benchmark for many years now. The model family ranges from the T-Cross, T-Roc and Tiguan through to the Touareg, Atlas and Teramont. The T-Roc Cabriolet penetrates the fastest-growing segment in the entire automotive sector – the compact SUV class.