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T-Roc Cabriolet Design

FROM £27,410.00

  • Alloy wheels 17"'Mayfield'
  • "Discover" Navigation system including Streaming and internet
  • Wireless Car-Net 'App-Connect'
  • Park distance control in front and rear
  • Lane keeping system
  • Canvas convertible top, power-operated
  • We Connect plus including 3 years subscription

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Design

T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line

FROM £32,905.00

  • Alloy wheels 19" 'Suzuka'
  • LED headlamps
  • Front fog light with static cornering function
  • Active Info Display
  • Sports comfort seats in front
  • Comfort bumpers

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R-Line

From £27,410

or from £299 per month

New Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

A true original. Volkswagen is proud to present the new T-Roc Cabriolet, the first crossover convertible SUV.

The new T-Roc Cabriolet perfectly blends the practicality of an SUV with the exhilarating drive of a convertible.

Exterior - A strong look

The new T-Roc Cabriolet’s powerful looks give it real presence on the road. The entire structure of the car, from the side panels to the underbody, has been strengthened to give you a solid, dependable drive whether the roof is up or down. LED daytime running lights and LED tail lights come as standard.

Soft top - Raise the roof

Feel the wind in your hair at the touch of a button. The new T-Roc Cabriolet’s roof fully opens in just nine seconds, making it one of the fastest available. And if the heavens open don’t worry, it only takes eleven seconds to get the roof back over your head.

Comfort

Step inside the new T-Roc Cabriolet and discover a wide selection of innovative Volkswagen technology

Your digital dash-board

he new T-Roc Cabriolet puts you in control of the data displayed on your 10.25-inch high definition display. From speed and mileage to the name of the song you’re listening to, what you see is entirely up to you.

Infotainment

The new T-Roc Cabriolet connects you to your favourite music and podcasts when you’re on the road.

Music - Non-stop beats

The optional beats sound-system combines 6 loudspeakers and a formidable sub-woofer to give you 400 watts of power to blast your favourite tunes with. Plus you’ll receive six months of Apple Music free, giving you access to more than 50 million songs through Apple CarPlay.

App Connect -Stay Connected

Our all-new wireless App Connect transfers your smartphone apps onto the touchscreen of your Infotainment system. Supports Apple CarPlayTM, Android AutoTM by Google and MirrorLink®.

With compatible models only.

Music at your fingertips

Access your favourite services while driving in your new T-Roc Cabriolet: Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon music are all supported.

Finance Example

Finance Example

Solutions Personal Contract Plan† representative example subject to 6,000 miles per annum for a T-ROC Cabriolet 1.0TSI Design 2Dr

£2,500 Saving | £1,799 deposit | £299 Per Month

Duration 49 Months
48 monthly payments of £299.84
Deposit contribution  £1,600
Customer deposit £1,799
Discount £900
Retail cash price £26,795
Acceptance fee  £0.00
Optional final payment £11,407.50
Option to purchase fee  £10.00
Total amount payable £29,208.82
Total amount of credit £22,496
Representative APR % 4.9% APR
Rate of interest p.a. 4.8% fixed
Excess mileage charge 4.8p per mile

**PAYABLE BY ONE PAYMENT ON OR BEFORE ENTERING INTO AGREEMENT Where indicated ‘*’ we have made assumptions as to what these items are to be and made our calculations accordingly. If any of these assumptions are incorrect we shall be pleased to supply a further quotation upon request by you if you give us the correct information. Please note that this quotation will apply for 30 days from the above date subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices, prevailing interest rates, changes impacting the relevant cost of road fund licence or any other changes in the law. It is not an offer by us capable of acceptance by you and a proposal based on this quotation will be subject to acceptance by Volkswagen Financial Services. BE SURE THAT YOU CAN AFFORD THE REPAYMENTS BEFORE GETTING INTO A CREDIT AGREEMENT. AN INDEMNITY MAY BE REQUIRED IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES. LICENSED CREDIT BROKERS Volkswagen Financial Services (UK) Limited is registered in England (number 2835230). Registered Office: Brunswick Court, Yeomans Drive, Blakelands, Milton Keynes, MK14 5LR.

CONTRACT HIRE AGREEMENT

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE T-Roc Cabriolet Design 1.0 TSI 115PS manual
Monthly Rental £259
Initial Rental £777
Contract Length 35 months
Annual Mileage 10,000 mpa
Excess mileage 4p per mile

^No ownership option Business users only. Excess mileage at 4p per mile and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs and exclusions apply. Offer available for vehicles ordered by 30/06/20 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Offers are not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 01/04/20. Freepost Volkswagen Financial Services.

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Volkswagen's T-Roc Cabriolet offers the fashionistas a welcome extra option. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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By Line

Volkswagen's T-Roc Cabriolet offers the fashionistas a welcome extra option. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The T-Roc Cabriolet is that rarest of things - an open-topped SUV. A few compromises were necessary to create this design, but they're not things that many potential buyers of this model will be too bothered about. At heart, it's still a T-ROC. And this car still has all the quality, style and character of a memorable open-topped Volkswagen. Which makes it, in its own individual way, very desirable indeed.

Background

Given the fashionable demographic of SUVs and Crossovers, it's surprising that we haven't seen more convertible ones. Before the introduction of the open-topped model we look at here, the Volkswagen T-ROC Cabriolet, the only one we'd previously seen was the short-lived range Rover Evoque Convertible. Undaunted, Volkswagen was determined to bring T-TOC buyers this wind-in-the-hair variant, perhaps because all the brand's other cabrios of recent years (the EOS and open-topped versions of the Golf and the Beetle) are all long gone. It doesn't seem right that the VW brand should be without a convertible. And now that it isn't, what do we think of this one?

Driving Experience

This is very much a boulevardier cabriolet for fashionistas - who'll want to know about the hood. It's a multi-layered fabric affair that lowers at the press of a button in under 12 seconds and stores itself neatly above the luggage compartment behind the rear seats. It certainly doesn't feel particularly sporty, first because you sit at SUV height. And second because the extra 194kgs of weight that this Cabrio variant has to carry around will become quite evident in the unlikely event that you're minded to try and start chucking the thing about. This Cabriolet borrows two petrol engines from the ordinary model: a 115PS 1.0-litre TSI offered only with 6-speed manual transmission. And a 150PS 1.5 TSI EVO unit offered with either that manual 'box or a 7-speed DSG auto. Even that 1.5-litre version isn't exactly a ball of fire, making 62mph from rest in 9.6s en route to 127mph. We'd be tempted to stick to the smaller unit. There's the option of plusher 'R-Line' trim with lowered suspension and larger 19-inch wheels which together will give a noticeably firmer ride. Try before you buy. All versions of this car get a standard 'Drive Profile Selection' driving modes system that allows you to tweak throttle response, steering feel and, on DSG variant, gearshift timings to suit the way you want to drive.

Design and Build

Volkswagen turned to specialists Karmann to design this car, who in turn quickly realised that quite a few fundamental changes to the T-ROC chassis would be needed if the top was going to be chopped off this model. 37mm has been added to the T-ROC wheelbase, which has in turn added 34mm to this car's overall length. Plus a range of strengthening measures have been introduced for the floorplan, the doors, the sills and the windscreen surround. It doesn't stop there either. The four framed doors you get in a hard-top T-ROC here make way for a pair of longer frameless ones - and the usual B-pillars have been dispensed with too. At the wheel, the added rake of the windscreen and the closer proximity of its header rail (which is positioned rather close to the extent of your peripheral vision) gives a more enclosed, intimate feel than you get in a conventional T-ROC. You might quite like that. Less welcome is the fact that this cabrio design has a relatively high shoulder line, a shallower glass house and quite a high rear end, all these things contributing to more restricted over-the-shoulder vision. The boot capacity is predictably much reduced too -down to just 284-litres (it's 445-litres in an ordinary T-ROC). You can still get a couple of adults in the back for shorter trips though.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £26,500 - that's getting on for nearly £4,000 more than an equivalently-specified version of the fixed-top model, so you've really got to want the open-topped vibe here. You have to have entry-level 'Design'-spec if you're to have the base 1.0-litre TSI 115PS petrol engine. Otherwise, it's the 1.5 TSI EVO 150PS petrol powerplant, available in either 'Design' or plusher 'R-Line' levels of trim. With this larger engine, there's the option of a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox for an extra £1,600. Go for that with 'R-Line' trim and you'll need well over £33,000. Still, there's plenty of kit fitted across the range - in addition of course to the fully powered fabric hood. Even 'Design'-spec gets you 17-inch alloy wheels, Adaptive Cruise Control, ambient lighting, a Driver Profile Selection driving modes system and a Discover Navigation infotainment system with an 8-inch centre-dash screen. The 'R-Line'-spec version adds larger 19-inch wheels, lowered sports suspension, an R-Line styling body kit, LED headlamps, front fog lamps, more responsive 'Progressive steering' and a 10.25-inch 'Active Info Display' digital instrument cluster screen. Safety kit across the range includes autonomous brake ('Front Assist' and 'City Emergency Braking System'), plus lane Assist and a Driver Alert system.

Cost of Ownership

The base 1.0-litre petrol model manages a minimum of 44.8mpg on the combined cycle and an emissions high of up to 121g/km of CO2. Upgrade yourself to the 1.5 TSI EVO petrol engine which can shut down un-needed cylinders of the engine when not in use and the figures are up 49.6mpg and up 130g/km for the manual. Or up to 47.9mpg and 134g/km for the DSG auto. Those figures are for based 'Design'-spec; they fall a little further with the 19-inch wheels of 'R-Line' trim. As for servicing, well as usual with Volkswagen models, there's a choice of either 'Fixed' or 'Flexible' maintenance packages. You'll choose the 'Fixed' approach if you cover less than 10,000 miles a year and with this, the car will typically be looked at every twelve months. If your daily commute is more than 25 miles and your T-Roc will regularly be driven on longer distance journeys, you'll be able to work with a 'Flexible' regime that can see you travelling up to 18,000 miles between garage visits - or every two years, whichever is sooner. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles.

Summary

Can this car provide everything? The desirability of a cabrio, the promise of sporty motoring and the practicality of an SUV? Of course it can't. But the target market probably won't care. The T-ROC Cabriolet looks great, it makes a great streetside statement and it won't require a lottery win to buy. Potential buyers will be sold already, whatever we happen to say here about stodgy handling, limited interior boot space, higher pricing and slightly compromised efficiency. So we won't bother to carp about any of that. This is, after all, a pleasure purchase that should be unconstrained by thoughts of sensibility. Yet you could own and run it (ideally as a second car) with very few practical compromises. And when the sun comes out, you'll be in your element.

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