Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet Order Books Open in Winter-Gripped Europe

Traditionally, convertibles are cool to look at and fun to drive, but usually not exciting enough to force people to buy one. There are so few of them currently being sold worldwide that they’re not even mentioned in statistics.
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Despite this, Volkswagen somehow got the idea that making not just a new convertible, but a SUV-based one, is the way to go. Sure, the investment was not that great, given the base model was already there, but the Germans opened the doors to a potentially remarkable failure in the years to come.

We’re talking about the T-Roc Cabriolet, the open-top version of the otherwise quite interesting crossover. Production of this version started at the beginning of the month, prices in Europe were announced a few days later, and now comes news of the order books for the car being open.

People who plan on ordering (and paying) for this T-Roc, one they’ll not get to use for another six months or so, are treated with two equipment lines (Style and R-Line), two gasoline engines (115 and 150 ps), and just 280-liters of space in the trunk.

All that for a starting price of €27,495 for the Style (€32,810 for R-Line), and that’s a hell of a lot more than the €21.435 for the one with a fixed metal top.

The most notable feature of the car remains the retractable roof, inspired by two other convertible cars that rocked the sales charts (not), the convertible Beetle and Golf. It is fully automatic, and it needs 9 seconds to open, even when the car is on the move, at speeds of up to 30 kph (18 mph).

With this feature, the T-Roc Cabriolet is unique in the automotive industry, at least for now. Chances are that despite its uniqueness, it will not be the market hit VW wants us to believe it will be.
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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