VW’s new T-Roc Cabriolet finally revealed ahead of official Frankfurt debut

Set to compete with the likes of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible, Volkswagen has revealed its T-Roc Cabriolet.

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Ahead of its official reveal at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the T-Roc Convertible gets a power-operated soft top that opens in a claimed nine seconds at speeds of up to 30 km/h.

According to reports, the T-Roc gets two engine derivatives. There is a 1.0-litre three-pot engine that makes 85 kW of power and 200 Nm of torque. The latter being the 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 110 kW and 250 Nm of torque.

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Power is strictly sent to the front wheels via a standard six-speed manual gearbox (in the 85 kW unit) while the latter is offered with an optional seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

In comes with two design packages. The Style package is the tamer of the pair and marries its 17-inch wheels and tires with standard ambient lighting and an available leather interior package.

The R-Line adds standard fog lights, fabric and leatherette sport seats and 17-inch wheels and tires.

Both the Style and R-Line packages come standard with a low-speed emergency braking system with pedestrian detection and lane-keeping assist, as well as available 19-inch wheels and tires.

Beats audio system, 11.7-inch digital gauge cluster, and the VW’s latest eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system can be added at an additional cost.

It remains to be seen if the local VW arm will launch the T-Roc Convertible in SA, however, the standard T-Roc is headed our way and it should arrive in 2020.