Volkswagen has presented the convertible version of the T-Roc. The open crossover is unique in its kind and will come on the market in the spring of next year.

The T-Roc Cabriolet canopy is collapsed in 9 seconds and can be operated at speeds of 30 kilometers per hour. Of course you hand in luggage space. Of the 445 liters in the regular T-Roc, 284 liters remains in the convertible.

The new convertible will be available with two petrol engines, namely a 1.0-liter three-cylinder with 115 hp and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 150 hp. An automatic gearbox is available at an additional cost.

Volkswagen also reports that there are numerous reinforcements in the base plate, side panels and the doors for the rigidity of the openwork bodywork. In the case of a head roll, additional support points are slid behind the headrests in a fraction of a second.

Convertible versions of SUVs rare

Although open-terrain cars are not special - models such as the Jeep Wranger and Land Rover Defender have been around for a long time without a fixed roof - SUVs and crossovers with a real convertible top are rare. Nissan launched Murano CrossCabriolet in 2011 and four years later the idea was followed in the form of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible.

For Volkswagen, the T-Roc convertible is the first open car since the disappearance of the Golf Convertible and the Beetle convertible.

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