2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet 1.5 TSI Design verdict
The Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet loses more than just its roof compared to the regular SUV – can it gain points elsewhere?...
The entry-level Design model that we have here still gets plenty of kit, with dual-zone climate control, automatic lights and wipers, sat nav and parking sensors front and rear. Heated seats, a spare wheel and an all-important wind deflector all cost extra. Thankfully there are plenty of safety systems included as standard, including Lane Keep Assist, adaptive cruise control and the all-important automatic emergency braking system.
The T-Roc Cabriolet will definitely have its appeal for those wanting to add a bit of fun and freedom – as the brochure says – to their SUV, but even Volkswagen predicts it will only make up seven per cent of T-Roc purchases.
The Mini Convertible, then, offers a more fun driving experience with a smarter interior and a much lower price tag. But if you are still swayed by the lofty driving position, the rear space, more comfortable ride and larger boot means the T-Roc Cab can just about combine family living with wind-in-your-hair excitement.
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Rated 3 out of 5
Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet 1.5 TSI Design specification
Price £28,525 On sale Now Engine 4cyl, 1498, turbocharged, petrol Power 148bhp @ 5000-6000rpm Torque 185lb ft @ 1500-3500rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual 0-62mph 9.6 secs Top speed 127mph Economy 44mpg (WLTP combined) CO2, tax band 146g/km (WLTP combined), 29%
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