Volkswagen has announced that the new T-Roc Cabriolet will make its world premiere at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in September. The open-top version expands the range of the popular crossover model. While the T-Roc Cabriolet debuts at Frankfurt from September 12 to 22, it will be officially launched in the spring of 2020, Volkswagen says. Following the tradition of the Beetle and the Golf, the T-Roc Cabriolet has a classic soft top. Its fully automatic roof opens in just nine seconds. It can open and close even while the car is in motion, at speeds of up to 30 kmph. 

The Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet will come powered by two petrol TSI engine options, 1.0-liter three-cylinder and 1.5-liter four-cylinder. They put out 114 horsepower and 147 horsepower, respectively. A six speed manual gearbox is available as standard for both engines, while there is also a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox option available for the larger 1.5-liter engine.

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

The soft top opens in just nine seconds even while the car is in motion.

The T-Roc Cabriolet comes with two trim options, ‘Style’ and ‘R-Line’. The Style package focuses on design, while the R-Line package is sports-oriented. The latter features signature R-Line exterior and interior elements, which are offered as options for the T-Roc. Standard fog lights, sports-tuned running gear and progressive steering with speed-dependent control add to the sporty feel.

One major concern drivers may have for a convertible over its hardtop version is safety. With this in mind, Volkswagen has ensured that all occupants remain safe in case of a rollover, with protection that extends up behind the rear seats. The protection system springs up around the rear headrest area within a fraction of a second anytime a defined lateral acceleration or tilt is exceeded. Adding to the safety of the T-Roc Cabriolet is a reinforced windscreen frame as well as other structural strengthening to ensure passengers remain and feel safe in the crossover.

The T-Roc Cabriolet also sports an always-on digital cockpit. Available as an option, you can choose to configure Volkswagen’s MIB3 infotainment system with an online connectivity unit which features an inbuilt eSIM. As soon as the driver registers with Volkswagen, the T-Roc Cabriolet can be permanently online. It features a standard 8-inch infotainment screen, to which you can add the optional 11.7-inch Active Info Display for a completely digital cockpit.