2020 VW T-Roc Convertible SUV Reveals Its Soft Top For The First Time

Earlier this year, Volkswagen surprised everyone with the announcement that it would build a T-Roc Convertible.

Even some of the automaker’s execs acknowledged that there isn’t a big market for such a vehicle. Yet the drop-top T-Roc project goes ahead.

Here it is as a development prototype snapped for the first time on public roads by our spy photographers. Arriving in 2020, the Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible will be a two-door four-seater cabriolet that will add to the regular T-Roc and the R-branded performance model.

At the front, the third member of the T-Roc family will adopt a similar styling to the standard model, but the profile and rear are significantly different. One can’t help but notice the familiar roofline that reminds of the previous-generation Golf Cabriolet.

In a way, the T-Roc Cabriolet can be considered its successor. That’s because the Golf won’t offer a convertible version for the foreseeable future.

The fabric soft top isn’t the only difference compared to the normal T-Roc SUV. The frameless doors are longer to allow an easier access to the back seats, although we’re not sure how roomy they will be for adult passengers. Also, the rear end features a boot lid that opens to accommodate the top.

Expect the T-Roc Cabriolet to offer a similar range of turbocharged gasoline and (possibly) diesel engines as the five-door SUV. The model will be built from the second half of 2020 at the Osnabruck plant in Germany. The factory previously manufactured the VW Golf Cabriolet and currently makes the VW Tiguan.

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Photo credits: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien and CarPix for CarScoops

  • I have a feeling this will be a sales flop

  • Mr. EP9

    Because the Evoque and Nissan Murano convertibles were such good ideas now VW decided to imitate them. Don’t be surprised if this turns out to be DOA.

    • ▶️ ProtectOurHeritage ◀️

      I hope so. Just like the others, it will look hideous!

  • Mike anonymous

    I know people have their doubts about this vehicle, but I think that the failure of almost all SUV convertibles come not with what it is they are, but how, who, and (most importantly) WHERE, they are market to/for.

    This vehicle may not be a hit in places such as Europe, China, Or even the US (and the only way it would work in the US is if it is not overpriced), BUT this vehicle would work GREAT in markets across the world such as Australia, Africa, and (mostly in my opinion) The Middle East.

    If VW know what it is they’re doing (and if they are smart about this), this vehicle will have the potential to be (not a flop) but something huge, and (in some cases) something special.

    • Mike anonymous

      Also though I should note that this vehicle is more comparable in size to an “off road” VW Beetle (and a very-high riding sedan), than an actual “SUV”. Just thought I should mention this.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Ugh, those steel wheels.

  • SteersUright

    Good gawd, has this lesson not yet been learnt?

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