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2020 VW T-Roc convertible rolling out for UK summer

2020 VW T-ROC CABRIO: Image: VW UK

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).

2020 VW T-ROC CABRIO: Image: VW UK

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.

HERITAGE ADVERTISED

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.

    2020 VW T-ROC CABRIO: Image: VW UK

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