Volkswagen gives go ahead for its first SUV cabriolet

Volkswagen has given the green light for a new cabriolet based on the T-Roc SUV.

It will be the brand’s first convertible SUV. The new model will be available from the first half of 2020, and a first glimpse of the entirely newly developed cabriolet version is shown in a colour drawing.

SUVs are currently making a key contribution to the growth of the Volkswagen Group’s core brand. With 720,000 Tiguan vehicles delivered, this car is among the 10 best-selling models in the world and the top three SUV’s.

By 2020, the brand intends to expand its SUV range throughout the world to 20 models. By then, it forecasts that about 40 per cent of the vehicles sold by Volkswagen are to be SUV’s.

With the new cabriolet based on the T-Roc, Volkswagen says it will further reinforce its presence in the compact SUV segment, one of the fastest-growing segments in global automobile markets.

With the new cabriolet based on the T-Roc, Volkswagen is bringing this body style into the currently particularly strong growing SUV segment. This model continues Volkswagen’s cabriolet tradition, which dates back almost 70 years.

The original version of the T-Roc was successfully launched on European markets at the end of 2017. To date, more than 40,000 orders have been taken for the model.

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