Volkswagen is developing an open-top version of its small T-Roc crossover. Photographers have made some spy shots.
The 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible will be the only rival to the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible, leastwise until BMW launches the open-top X2.
The car should enter the European market in the first part of 2020 as a replacement for the Beetle Cabriolet. The model will not be sold in North America, at least so far. VW chose its Osnabrück factory to be the site for the T-Roc Cabriolet production.
The compact crossover is built on the brand’s flexible MQB architecture.The spied car looks like a production vehicle. The design is similar to that of the fixed-roof version.The major changes are the doors (two instead of four), a roof, of course (cloth unit), a modified rear part with a little spoiler.
The T-Roc Cabriolet’s powertrain will include three petrol and three diesel inline turbocharged motors combined with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox as standard. AWD and seven-speed dual-clutch automatics will be optional.
For the US car market Volkswagen has been developing an Atlas-styled compact crossover. They are going to start its production in Mexico in 2020.