0 Comments
Volkswagen will build a convertible version of its T-Roc baby SUV. Photo: Supplied
 
 
David McCowen | Feb, 27 2018 | 0 Comments

Volkswagen will build a cabriolet version of its upcoming T-Roc baby SUV, giving drop-top fanciers an affordable alternative to the Range Rover Evoque convertible.

Set to go into production in 2020, the new machine is expected to be a niche model with around 20,000 examples built per year.

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess says "Volkswagen is evolving into an SUV brand”, producing increasing numbers of high-riding models.

“The T-Roc is already setting new standards in the compact SUV segment,” he says.

“With the cabriolet based on the T-Roc, we will be adding a highly emotional model to the range.”

The convertible will be built in Osnabrück, Germany, where the current VW Tiguan and Porsche 718 Cayman are constructed.

It represents a spiritual successor to VW’s discontinued Golf Cabriolet and Eos convertibles, giving the brand a budget alternative to popular roadsters such as Mazda’s MX-5.

VW’s conventional five-door T-Roc, a rival to the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR, is expected arrive locally in 2020 following European production shortages.

For all the latest info, visit our Volkswagen showroom

 
TMR Comments
Latest Comments
 
The size of your tyre is located on the sidewall of your tyre.
It will be similar to the sample below.