The company Volkswagen unveiled the production cross-cabriolet based on the model T-Roc. In the process of transformation compact crossover has lost the rear doors and got a folding fabric roof with four cross members. The top folds and unfolds in just half a minute.
Standard T-Roc had to seriously modify. For example, mutilate the wheelbase by 40 mm to 2630 mm to arrange a place for the roof when folded, and also reinforce the floor structure and frame of the windshield. In addition, the convertible equipped with the rear arc of safety in the event of the vehicle overturning.
The result of the conversion of the convertible T-Roc stretched in length with up to 4234 4268 mm and was lower by 51 mm – its height is 1522 mm. The amount of usable space in the trunk was reduced to 284 liters vs 445 litres under the shelf in standard T-Roc.
The process of raising and lowering convertible top runs as a using the buttons on the center console, and remotely from the key FOB. And this can be done at speeds up to 30 miles per hour.
The engine range includes three – and four-cylinder petrol units with capacity 1.0 and 1.5 liters, respectively. The first power is 115 horsepower, and the second – 150 forces. Transmission six – speed “mechanics” or “robot” DSG, provided exclusively for a-liter engine. Will convertible all-wheel drive system from the standard T-Roc, VW said.
Premiere convertible T-Roc will be held in September at the Frankfurt motor show, and sales start on the European market is scheduled for the spring of next year. The Assembly of new items will be at the company’s facilities in Osnabruck, Germany.
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It can be assumed that the cross-convertible T-Roc will be the image model in the brand line with a low volume of sales. However, direct rivals of this car on the market today not: have been previously released open version of the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, but they did not become popular and the company refused their release.
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