Volkswagen introduced an updated version of the T-Roc Cabriolet in 2022, along with the rest of the range, giving the car a fresh look and an updated interior.
After Land Rover and Nissan failed to impress with their open-top versions of the Evoque and Murano, respectively, most people involved in the automotive scene didn’t expect to see something like that again. And yet, Volkswagen dared to do that in 2019. Moreover, it even updated it for the 2022 model year, along with the rest of the T-Roc range.
Some of the most significant upgrades of the car were noticed at the front fascia. Volkswagen installed new LED headlights. The grille between them sported a new chromed horizontal slat that visually connected the upper DRLs that doubled as turn signals. On the lower bumper, depending on the options and packages, customers had the option of a second set of daytime running lights installed in the side scoops. These had a vertical layout with three light blocks.
From its profile, there were no significant changes compared to its non-facelifted sibling. The car ran on 16-inch alloy wheels with an option for 17- or 18-inch sets. Vehicles fitted with the R-Line package sported specific badges on the front fenders. One of the car’s particularities compared to the rest of the T-Roc range was that it was slightly longer and featured an extended wheelbase. In addition, it only had two doors, which were longer than the front ones from its five-door siblings. Out back, Volkswagen couldn’t help itself not to install fake exhausts under the bumper, but they kind of blended in into the rear apron. Finally, as a last detail, the car sported a small lip spoiler on the trunk’s lid.
Inside, customers found an entirely new dashboard that featured an eight-inch TFT display in the instrument cluster. It replaced the previously used analog dials. A 10.25-inch screen named Digital Cockpit Pro was also available as an option. Volkswagen installed an eight-inch touchscreen on the center stack. Between the front seats, the automaker installed a narrow center console that housed the gear stick or the gear selector (for the automatic transmission versions). In the back, a bench seat profiled for two was good enough for short jaunts, and the legroom was adequate even for adults. Volkswagen didn’t want to create a retractable hard-top vehicle, so it installed a three-layer canopy for the T-Roc Cabriolet. Last but not least, behind the car, Volkswagen added a 285 liter (10 cu-ft.) trunk, similar in size to those of a small-sized hatchback.
Under the hood, Volkswagen installed a choice of two turbocharged gasoline engines. The lower-spec one was a one-liter inline-three unit, while the other option was a 1.5-liter inline-for. While the former was available only paired with a six-speed manual, the latter could also be mated to a seven-speed automatic.