Volkswagen is building a convertible crossover

Chasing trends is the thing that producers love to do. So even the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet sales never really took off, Land Rover is now selling its Range Rover Evoque Convertible. Volkswagen announced that it has plans of making its own convertible crossover coupe similar to the new T-Roc. It will probably be on sale by half of 2020.

The sketch shown above is the only image we have so far, and from what we can tell, it doesn’t look horrible. At least as far as two-door convertible crossovers go. And considering how popular CUVs are these days, it will probably sell better than the struggling Buick Cascada. Then again, based on how few Evoques were sold in the U.S. last year, we have a hard time imagining more than a few thousand of those were convertibles. So maybe the demand isn’t really there.

Decision that Volkswagen made was part of a new focus on SUVs and that it’s ready to spend $98 million (€80 milion) bringing the T-Roc Cabriolet to market.

“Volkswagen is evolving into an SUV brand”

“Volkswagen is evolving into an SUV brand,” said CEO Dr. Herbert Diess. “The T-Roc is already setting new standards in the compact SUV segment. With the cabriolet based on the T-Roc, we will be adding a highly emotional model to the range.”

Currently, pricing is not familiar or availability in U.S., but this time, maybe is better not to know.

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