Crossover Volkswagen T-Roc turned into a convertible

Volkswagen is preparing a convertible version of the crossover T-Roc.

Volkswagen engineers have unveiled what the company called “crossover with an open heart”: the first in the history of the compact SUV segment the sample on the ragtop.

The novelty will show the audience at the auto show in Frankfurt in September, writes the online edition of the with reference to NV.

“Open heart” T-Roc Cabrio may just 9 seconds while doing it is allowed at speeds up to 30 km/h. to Start the mechanism, you can either click on the center console, or remotely with the key FOB. In the closed state of the roof is fixed Electromechanical locks, and in the open – hiding in a special compartment behind the second row seats.

Argues that well thought out aerodynamics soft-top roof optimizes not only the air resistance but also acoustic comfort. In addition, the convertible has supplied specially designed seals on the doors and window openings.

The VW is called a new cross convertible ideological heir of the other popular open cars – the Beetle and Golf: the new product must provide adequate living space for four adult passengers. The convertible turned out literally a few millimeters longer than the standard T-Roc while also slightly increased wheelbase.

The amount of free space in the knees of the inhabitants of the convertible is not reported, but it is known that they organized a very high rise in an “amphitheatre”. The driver and front passenger are accommodated in 599 mm above the pavement, and the rear seats rise above the coating is 616 mm.

For the safety of passengers is responsible for a system of rollover protection – the traditional car bumpers behind the rear head restraints. They are able to advance, according to the manufacturer, for a split second, reacting to collected electronically, the danger of a coup. In addition, the convertible was supplied with reinforced windscreen frame and made the body more rigid – for example in the area of the underbody, doors, side panels.

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On the market the convertible comes only in front-wheel version with two petrol engines to choose from. Buyers will be offered three-cylinder liter engine with output of 115 HP and 200 Nm of either a 1.5-liter, developing 150 HP and 250 Nm. The first will be delivered only with a 6-speed manual transmission, a second is available as optional 7-speed DSG.

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