VW T-Roc Cabrio: The season is open
Just a few rays of sunshine are enough to open the convertible season. This time with a real newcomer: The VW T-Roc Cabrio will be available at dealerships from 20 March 2020. The Motor Information Service (mid) has already been able to do its first laps with it – open and closed. The transformation of the fabric roof T-Roc into a compact crossover SUV completely open at the top is a small act with an almost dramatic effect. Just four-seater, 4.27-metre long and nicely styled trend SUV – and after just nine seconds of fresh air fun on wheels at the push of a button, which brings a smile to the face of every observer. To round off the convertible enjoyment, the transformation can be carried out at speeds of up to 30 km/h. And then there’s a button behind the soft top switch which can be used to open (and close) all four windows simultaneously. There’s no question about it: VW has worked through the requirements of a modern fabric roof car carefully and confidently.
VW T-Roc Cabrio Option and engine
This can be felt and heard immediately during the first faster ride: The torsional stiffness is top notch, and the noise level when the roof is closed is also very low thanks to the neatly lined cap. When driving open, the front passengers benefit from the side line rising towards the rear: even without a wind deflector, the apex remains relatively quiet around the apex with the windows closed and the typical convertible driving style. The T-Roc Cabrio is available in the versions Style (from 27,495 Euro) and R-Line (from 32,810 Euro). The base already offers 17-inch alloy wheels, white ambient lighting, air conditioning, lane departure warning and emergency brake assist, fatigue detection and radio composition. “On request, the T-Roc Cabriolet can be equipped with a digital cockpit and the top infotainment system Discover Media for the series,” VW states. The engine variants: There is a 1.0-litre TSI with 115 PS and a 1.5-litre TSI with 150 PS for the start.
T-Roc convertible fuel consumption
The-Motorist.com was on the road with the more powerful version with the optional 7-speed DSG. This is a highly pleasant combination that fits very well with the character of a vehicle concept that is more inviting for leisurely cruising and which also provides a good start if required. In figures: 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds, 205 km/h top speed. On the first few exits the brand new T-Roc swallowed around 7.5 litres per 100 kilometres, but with a rather brisk pace. According to the standard it should be 5.8 litres. Owners of the convertible newcomer don’t have to do without practical values, even though the luggage compartment lid is small and the boot is quite deep. The volume is still 280 litres and the rear seat backs can be folded for longer transport goods. A trailer hitch can also be ordered, for example if you want to take the bikes with you on holiday.
Final conclusion and technical data
First conclusion after the speed-dating with the new open offer from Wolfsburg: It is nice that VW dares to counter the general decline of the convertible with a new offer that is already very convincing at first sight. Already the closed version of the T-Roc fits exactly into the time. The convertible adds a thick portion of emotion.
Technical data VW T-Roc Cabrio R-Line DSG:
– length / width / height: 4.27 / 1.81 / 1.52 metres
– Engine: four-cylinder turbo gasoline
– Displacement: 1.498 ccm
– Output: 110 kW/150 PS
– Max. torque: 250 Nm at 1,500 – 3,500 rpm
– Transmission: seven-speed DSG
– Top speed: 205 km/h
– 0 to 100 km : 9.6 sec
– Standard consumption: 5.8 l/100 km
– Pollutant class Euro6d-Temp
– CO2 emissions: 132 g/km
– Price in Germany: from 34.835 Euro