Regardless of the fact that there are no too many people willing to give their money for a drop-top SUV, the category’s enlarging in the past several years. Volkswagen’s new T-Roc crossover, for instance, will be one of the kinds in the near future. We know that because the automaker started testing the cabriolet version already and our photographers were at the right place at the right time and they managed to catch the testing prototype of the 2020 VW T-Roc Convertible.
First of all, the open top crossover will be a two-door, four-seat vehicle with pretty similar styling cues as the regular T-Roc. More precisely, the upcoming convertible will feature the identical front end with a slatted front grille and narrow horizontal headlights. The rear end, on the other hand, will look totally different as it has a boot lid that opens in order to accommodate the soft top of the crossover. Sides of the 2020 VW T-Roc Convertible are coupled with frameless doors, which are slightly longer in comparison with doors of the regular model. This way, rear-seat passengers get a bit easier access. The crossover is also fitted with pretty large alloy wheels.
The 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible use the same ‘‘MQB’ chassis design as the regular model. The platform is in charge of a number of models from the Volkswagen Group, which is not odd at all as it highly modular and supports a number of powertrain options. Speaking of which, the soft-top T-Roc will likely have pretty much the same engine options as the regular five-door model. Meaning, the potential buyers should be able to choose between a 1.0-liter, 1.5-liter, or a 2.0-liter. The smallest among them delivers 113 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque, while the mid-ranged mill pumps out 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of twist. Finally, the toper will be capable of delivering 187 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. AWD will be standard as it’s the seven-speed DSG.
According to the automaker, the 2020 T-Roc Convertible will arrive at the end of the next year. The open-top SUV will be built at the Osnabruck plant in Germany.