VW T-Roc Convertible Rendering Previews Upcoming Model

This is not a flight of fancy by some designer with too much spare time and lots of imagination: Volkswagen is actually making a convertible based on the new T-Roc SUV as part of its major product offensive.

Announced officially last week, it’ll hit the market in 2020 and will be produced at the Osnabruck plant in Germany, which is getting ready to receive an 80 million (~$98 million) cash injection.

So, how will it look like? That’s a tough one to answer, given that the car firm’s statement was accompanied by an official sketch that wasn’t very revealing. However, it could be similar to these renderings shared by Kleber Silva, who chose to keep it simple by taking the current T-Roc and just chop off its roof. He also envisioned the T-Roc as a three-door coupe as well, which looks quite interesting.

Since Volkswagen said that the convertible, which is still some two years away, will be based on the T-Roc, it will probably sport not just a a folding soft top but also a few styling tweaks compared to the fixed roof version.

Some of the engines of the convertible will be carried over from the five-door, but since VW’s future vehicles will be more eco-friendly, it could also benefit from some sort of electrification. On the other end of the spectrum, company execs have admitted that a hot ‘R’ version with more than 300 horsepower from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four and AWD is very likely for the five-door T-Roc.

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  • Auto

    I’m oddly excited for this just to see where it will go.

    • Finkployd

      same here

  • Ilbirs

    I consider this T-Roc Cabrio as a spiritual successor to the Golf of the same kind. It’d be a bit taller but also roomier, something important specially considering how much space is eaten when creating a topless body.

    • TheHake

      Exactly

    • MarketAndChurch

      It might be the spiritual successor to the Golf but it’s the practical replacement for the Beetle and Beetle convertible.

  • Axel Cortez

    why, seriously why?

    • TheHake

      Because there is no Golf Cabrio anymore.

  • SteersUright

    WHY?!
    Remember that flop of a Nissan SUV convertible? Hasn’t the auto industry learned? I surmise they all wanna steal a few sales from the open top Jeep Wrangler but have no clue how to go about it.

    • Bullitt2605

      Hah, we saw a Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and all I could think was why and I hope someone lost their job over it.

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