VW has finally launched the convertible T-ROC Cabriolet in the German car market at the equivalent of Rs 23 lakh. The new SUV gets a fully-automatic foldable roof.
Last month, VW launched the T-ROC in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 19.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This month, the automaker has launched the T-ROC Cabriolet in Germany at EUR 27,495, which translates into Rs 23 lakh in the Indian currency. The new T-ROC Cabriolet is VW’s first-ever convertible SUV. It gets a soft, fully-automatic foldable roof. The soft-top weighs around 53.1 kg and can be controlled through switches offered on the central tunnel or via a remote control key. A wind deflector is also available but as an optional fitment.
The foldable roof can be opened within 9 seconds, and it takes 11 seconds to close it. To keep the roof at the place, it gets an electromechanical lock system. The SUV also gets a safety system positioned behind the rear seats to protect the rear passengers if the SUV rolls over in an accident.
The new VW T-ROC Cabriolet sports the German auto giant’s new Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB 3), which consist of a new processor and an e-SIM to keep the car online permanently. The convertible SUV has a front-wheel-drive layout, and it measures 4268 mm length, 1811 mm in width and 1522 mm in height. The all-new VW SUV is 34 mm longer, 8 mm narrower and 51 mm lower than the regular T-ROC.
The new SUV also gets VW's new Modular Infotainment Toolkit (MIB 3)
The all-new VW T-TOC Cabriolet derives power from a 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit that produces 115 PS of power and 200 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a more potent 1.5-litre TSI gasoline engine, which churns out power and torque outputs of 150 PS and 250 Nm, respectively. The former comes coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, while the latter is being offered with options of a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed DSG unit. The T-ROC Cabriolet 1.0-litre TSI can sprint from 0-100 in 11.7 seconds and can touch a top speed of 187 kmph. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre variant does the same job in 9.6 seconds and can attain a top speed of 205 kmph.