Volkswagen will make a T-Roc convertible SUV for 80 million eurosFebruary 23, 2018
In the VW Group decided to go along the Jaguar Land Rover with their Range Rover Evoque Convertible – to release a cross-cabriolet. Four years ago, Nissan already “burned” with this deal.
Automotive concern Volkswagen intends to create a version of the cabriolet of its new compact crossover T-Roc. The Germans promise to start production in 2020.
In the automotive world, there is already a sad story with the model Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet, which because of extremely low demand left the conveyor, having stayed on it less than half of the standard life cycle. Given this, Volkswagen is taking a bold enough step into the future. On the other hand, the Range Rover Evoque Convertible has found its niche and has at least a small but constant demand.
According to the press service of the German concern, 80 million euros will be invested in the development of the open version of T-Roc. Funds will be invested in the production site at the car assembly plant in Osnabruck, Germany.
“Volkswagen is turning into a crossover brand. T-Roc sets new standards in the compact SUV segment. With a cabriolet based on this model, we will set a new rhythm of competition in the market, ” – said Volkwagen’s CEO, Dr. Herbert Dies.
Until 2020, the company intends to expand its range of crossovers to 20 models sold worldwide. By that time, the SUV portfolio will be about 40 percent of the total volume of Volkswagen cars sold.
The compact crossover T-Roc debuted on the European market in late 2017. To date, the Novice has collected more than 40,000 orders. The company plans to sell up to 20,000 units per year after the launch of the T-Roc convertible on the market.