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ROC ON! VW’s topless sportster set for launch in 2020

2020 VW T-ROC: Special line all set for production during 2020. Image: Supplied

WOLFSBURG, Germany – Production of VW’s new T-Roc Cabriolet, the German brand’s only convertible, has begun at a plant in Osnabrück after production and logistics operations have been extensively optimised.

Andreas Tostmann, VW board production boss, said at the ceremonial start of production: “This vehicle was in large part developed here in Osnabrück – now it will be produced here too as a genuine child of the site. The team did a lot of work to bring the T- Roc Cabriolet here but are now reaping the reward for their effort.

”Production, assembly and logistics have been extensively modernised but over the next five years we’ll be investing further – predominantly for production of the T-Roc Cabriolet.”

‘STRIKING DESIGN’

Management team spokesperson Jörg Müller told The Corner in a media release: “We’ve a long tradition of making convertibles here at Osnabrück and the entire team is proud to be assembling VW’s only convertible. We worked hard for it.”

The model started life as an SUV but turned topless later.

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The T-Roc Cabriolet is the soft-top variant of the successful Crossover T-Roc which was added to the VW catalogue in some countries back in November 2017. The coming model is said to have striking design, elevated seating, and a high level of functionality.

The soft top does its stuff in only nine seconds.

Open-air enjoyment starts at the press of a button, with the soft top opening in just nine seconds but whether it will reach South Africa remains to be seen…

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