Nissan tried with the Murano and Range Rover with the Evoque. None of them were successful. But Volkswagen believes that it can succeed and launch the T-Roc Cabriolet in 2019. The sub-compact SUV from Volkswagen is positioned under Tiguan and above T-Cross.
The 4.26 m (13.9 ft) vehicle has two doors and a canvas roof. TT-Roc comes with the MQB platform, which means that it can be equipped with FWD or 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. At the launch, Volkswagen announced only the 2wd, but this may change over time since the T-Roc is equipped with all-wheel-drive.
Inside, Volkswagen installed the latest MIB infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It offers room for four people and a safety roll-over mechanism that deploys automatically if a sensor will detect a roll-over threat.
For the engine compartment, Volkswagen installed two gasoline engines: a 1.0-liter and a 1.5-liter, both turbocharged, with 115 hp and, respectively, 150 hp. The later one can be equipped with a 7-speed double clutch gearbox.
Performance-wise, the slowest version can top a 187 kph (116 mph) and the 150 hp can reach 205 kph (127 mph). Volkswagen didn't announce an official 0-100 (62 mph) sprint time. For the luggage though, T-Roc cabriolet can offer only 280 liters (9.8 cu-ft), which are enough for a few regular shops.