The exciting T-Roc Cabriolet, the first crossover cabriolet in the compact class, has been unveiled ahead of the Frankfurt motor show (IAA) in September.

This open-top version of one of the brand’s most popular models will add another dash of style, flexibility and a unique driving experience to the booming SUV market.

The T-Roc Cabriolet follows the tradition of the Beetle and the Golf with a classic soft top. Its electromagnetic roof opens in just nine seconds at speeds of up to 18 miles per hour. The car features include roll-over protection and a reinforced windscreen frame.

The T-Roc Cabriolet is always online with several Volkswagen services, old and new. Its online connectivity unit features an integrated eSIM, and an eight-inch infotainment system takes centre stage with the option of a digital cockpit.

There will be a choice of two efficient petrol turbo engines with outputs of 115PS and 150PS for the front-wheel drive T-Roc Cabriolet. These engines will both have a manual six-speed gearbox as standard, with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox available as an option for the 1.5L variant.

Customers can choose between Style and R-Line trim lines. The Style specification package has a distinct focus on design and individual flair, contrasting with the sports-oriented R-Line package.

The T-Roc Cabriolet’s sporting character doesn’t stop there: it features fog lights as standard, sports tuned running gear and progressive steering with speed-dependent steering control.

The T-Roc Cabriolet is set to make its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show from 12 to 22 September, launching in spring 2020.