Volkswagen T-Roc cabrio confirmed, coming in 2020

Volkswagen confirms convertible T-Roc crossover

One all-new vehicle that's on the market we don't have the pleasure of receiving here in The States is the Volkswagen T-Roc.

VW will spend 80 million euros upgrading its Osnabrueck plant to incorporate the T-Roc convertible.

The T-Roc convertible will join an eclectic mix of other models in the Osnabrück factory, which as well as the Tiguan, also builds Porsche's Cayman sports auto, and handles painting duties for the Skoda Fabia.

But VW think they've come up with a plan to steal an edge on other makers of compactish SUVs - they're going to chop the top off the T-Roc to make a VW T-Roc Cabriolet.

The investment will allow modernization of production technology, assembly and logistics at the Osnabrück plant.

The company had earlier launched the SUV version of T-Roc for European markets at the end of 2017.

VW is keen to point out that it's been building convertible vehicles for nearly 70 years, starting with the drop-top version of the original Beetle.

The T-Roc cabriolet will be part of Volkswagen's SUV offensive, which will see the world's largest carmaker expand its lineup of soft-roaders to 20 models by 2020. With the cabriolet based on the T-Roc, we will be adding a highly emotional model to the range. The T-Roc was Volkswagen fourth SUV, after Tiguan, Atlas and Touareg. "The Osnabruck plant now has bright prospects for the future", said Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand.

An early teaser sketch (shown above) suggests the model looks a lot like a Golf Cabriolet with bigger wheels and a little bit more ground clearance. Volkswagen hopes to sell close to 20,000 units of the convertible SUV in Europe every year.



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