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The VW T-Roc Cabriolet is a small convertible SUV and an offspring of the highly popular T-Roc. The T-Roc Cabriolet appeals to a small family who doesn't mind sacrificing a bit of interior space for wind through their hair.
Our VW T-Roc Cabriolet review covers:
The T-Roc Cabriolet is a bit of an anomaly, essentially being an SUV with its roof chopped off to become a convertible. It still looks good to the eye with a traditional VW grille, rounded front, and an upright stance.
Inside, the T-Roc Cabriolet seats five people, but passenger space is limited. If you're sat in the back, head and legroom are compromised, and two adults would struggle to get comfortable. The roof lowers in just nine seconds and can be used up to speeds of 18mph.
Boot space in the T-Roc Cabriolet is 284 litres, which should fit around six carry-on suitcases, and the seats can fold down 50:50 if you want to extend. This is bigger than the much smaller Mini Convertible, which has a 215-litre boot.
There are no fundamental changes with the Cabriolet's interior compared to the regular T-Roc. The dash is covered with soft-touch materials, and any uglier hard plastics are well hidden. The driver's seat is adjustable to help you get comfortable and has good lumbar support.
The technology in the T-Roc Cabriolet is relatively simple and basic. The entry-level trim comes with an eight-inch infotainment system that comes as standard with sat nav, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. It also has touch-sensitive temperature controls; however, they can be tricky to use whilst driving.
Two trims are available for the T-Roc Cabriolet: The entry-level Style and the superior R Line.
The Style comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a standard navigation system with a media and internet package, an `Air Care Climatronic` air conditioning system, and heated front and rear seats.
The range-topping R Line comes with 17-inch' Valencia' Galvano Grey wheels, a 10.25-inch dash display screen with customisable menus and information, and LED plus headlamps with LED separate daytime running lights.
Two petrol engines are available with the T-Roc Cabriolet. The entry-level 109bhp 1.0-litre petrol engine takes 12 seconds to achieve 0-62mph and will need pushing to get up to overtaking speed.
The other option is a more powerful 1.5-litre petrol engine with 148bhp, which can achieve 0-62mph in 9.4 seconds. This gathers plenty of vigour from relatively low speeds and is fine for accelerating away from a junction.
The T-Roc Cabriolet's performance is suited to those who want to cruise and take it easy on the roads. It drives well enough with plenty of grip, accurate steering, and it is nicely weighted.
However, the T-Roc Cabriolet feels a little lazy over rough roads and through sharp turns. If you're looking for a more exciting drive, the Mini Convertible would be a better choice.
Prices for the new VW T-Roc Cabriolet start from £31,925.00 OTR* or to lease from £307.07 per month.
Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has some great car leasing deals on the T-Roc Cabriolet. Our leasing deals include the manufacturer's warranty, free mainland GB delivery, road tax for the whole lease, and breakdown coverage.
Leasing may be cheaper than buying a T-Roc Cabriolet, thanks to a low initial rental, fixed monthly rentals, and flexible contract terms.
*'On the road' price correct at time of publication and includes one year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee and number plate fee. Prices are subject to change, always check with your nearest retailer.