Volkswagen has presented the convertible version of the T-Roc. The open crossover is unique in its kind and will be launched in the spring of 2020.

The hood of the T-Roc Cabriolet collapsed in nine 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 doors for the rigidity of the openwork bodywork. If the car turns over, extra support points are slid behind the headrests in a fraction of a second.

Convertible versions of SUVs are 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 introduced the 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 Cabriolet is the first open car since the disappearance of the Golf Cabriolet and the Beetle Cabrio.

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