MILTON KEYNES, England – The first glimmer of the northern summer has arrived early. says Volkswagen UK with the T-Roc Cabriolet Design open for orders.
This, the automaker says, is the latest in a 71-year line of VW Cabriolets will sell in the UK in two spec levels: Design and R-Line and a choice of two petrol engines – a one-litre, 86kW TSI and a 112kW 1.5-litre TSI – the latter with a seven-speed DSG transmission.
DO THE MATHS
Both, however, will be stocked with a six-speed manual.
Prices? For guidance should the cars reach South Africa, convert from Design trim at £26 750 and the sportier R-Line from £31 920 (convert at present rate).
Aside from the folding fabric roof – up or down in 11 seconds – is distinct from the standard T-Roc in its two-door body style and its 40mm longer wheelbase over the standard units. Wheel choices are are 17 or 18” alloys.
The cabin has a 20cm satnav/info centre with wireless App-Connect smartphone connectivity, aircon, and a six-speaker audio system. Driving assistance systems include pedestrian alert, cruise control, lane-keeping and a dozing driver alert.
R-Line trim inherits the T-Roc R-Line’s choice of two styles of 19” alloys exclusive to the Cabrio. The R-Line features sport seats embroidered with the R logo and a sport steering-wheel. The shell advertises its heritage with an R-Line body kit, foul=weather lights with cornering function, diode headlights, and a sport suspension that drops the cars by 20mm.
Both models’ specs come in white, black, ivory, silver metallic, yellow, red or blue metallic; green or grey metallic.
‘KEEPING THINGS SIMPLE’
Claire Haynes, T-Roc product manager, told The Corner in a media release: “The T-Roc Cabriolet injects more sunshine into the T-Roc formula and is uniquely positioned to pick up where the Golf and Beetle Cabriolet left off.
“Two stylish specifications and a three engine and gearbox configurations keep things simple.”
- Check with your local South African dealer if/when you can get your hands on one.