VW T-Roc R Cabriolet Rendered as Golf R Cabrio Successor

Volkswagen is enamored with niche vehicles, so it should come as no surprise that it liked the convertible SUV thing. During the week, the covers were pulled off the T-Roc Convertible, a model that's been undergoing road testing for about a year.
VW T-Roc R Cabriolet Rendered as Golf R Cabrio Successor 1 photo
Photo: X-Tomi Design
Nobody asked for it, and even VW bosses have said that it's probably not going to work. The convertible is the purest form of SUV if you think about it. But the open-top version of a Jeep or Ford truck don't seem to have a lot in common with the little T-Roc, which is little more than a compact hatchback with 4x4.

And you know what? Volkswagen made a number of similar cars. There's the recently discontinued Beetle which had a jacked-up version called the Beetle Dune. We liked the look of that one, but it cost a lot of money and wasn't very practical... sort of like the T-Roc Cabrio is going to be.

Also, the Mk6 Golf brought back the Cabrio body style. It's so obscure that we had to pull some official numbers just to be sure what we were saying was correct. Production took place between 2011 and 2016, so it overlapped almost completely with the Golf 7, and that's because it was made at another factory.

Probably the weirdest version of them all was the Golf R Cabrio, which probably only a few thousand units. It was expensive for its time, quite heavy too. But there was no other open-top car with a 270 horsepower 2-liter turbo engine... if you exclude the TTS Roadster.

Which brings us neatly to the rendering of the day, combining the T-Roc Cabriolet body style with the muscle of the T-Roc R, which VW made available from €44,000 on the same week. X-Tomi Design probably didn't have too hard of a time with this job, though it's not something the purists will go nuts over.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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