Volkswagen introduced a convertible based on the T-Roc

Volkswagen introduced a convertible based on the T-Roc

August 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen has unveiled a new modification of the crossover T-Roc with an open top. The public premiere of the cross-cabriolet will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. European sales of new items will begin next spring. Production of the model will be established at the plant in the city of Osnabruck.

The design of the car will hardly differ from the standard T-Roc, which was presented in 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The car received a two-door body and a soft folding top, which can be extended in case of bad weather. The length of the novelty is 4268 mm (+35 mm compared to the standard T-Roc), and the height was reduced by 51 mm (up to 1522 mm). The luggage compartment is 284 liters. In a conventional crossover, this figure is 445 liters.

The folding soft top of the new item is removed in just 9 seconds at a speed of up to 20 km per hour. This can be done using the special button on the central tunnel or remotely from the key fob. At the start of sales, customers will be offered two design packages at once – Style and R-Line.

The range of engines of the car includes a 1.0-liter gasoline engine. The power of the unit is 115 horsepower. Also, customers will be offered a 1.5-liter “turbo four” with a return of 150 horsepower. Transmissions – a six-speed manual or a seven-band “robot” with two clutches. The cross-cabriolet will go on sale with front-wheel drive. It is not yet known whether an all-wheel drive modification is expected to be released. It was previously reported that the four-wheel drive version would have been too heavy due to the folding roof mechanism.

At the moment, only a few brands can boast of open crossovers. So, Land Rover experimented with the popular Range Rover Evoque, adding a soft folding top and a spoiler to it. Previously, Nissan (Murano with a soft top) and Chrysler (PT Cruiser convertible) produced something similar.

The T-Roc crossover in the Volkswagen lineup is one step below the Tiguan model. The overall length of the machine is 4234 mm, width – 1819 mm, and height – 1573 mm. It is 252 mm shorter, 11 mm wider and 131 mm below the second-generation Tiguan crossover. The luggage compartment is 445 liters, and with the rear seats folded down, 1290 liters.