Volkswagen has confirmed that it will produce a convertible version of its T-Roc compact SUV in 2020.
Volkswagen will be producing its first SUV convertible in 2020 in the form of the T-Roc convertible. Volkswagen has invested more than €80 million in its Osnabrück plant in Germany where the T-Roc convertible will be built. The investment will ensure modernisation at the plant as well enhancing production technology, assembly and logistics. The plant is expected to produce 20 000 units per year and other products produced here include the VW Tiguan and Porsche Cayman.
Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, says: "Volkswagen is evolving into an SUV brand. 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. I am especially pleased to note that we can count on the Osnabrück team's decades of experience with convertibles. The Osnabrück plant now has bright prospects for the future."
SUVs are a great money spinner for Volkswagen and by 2020, the brand aims to have 20 SUV models on offer worldwide. VW predicts that its SUV sales will account for as much as 40% of all its sales by 2020.
The T-Roc compact SUV has already launched in Europe and is expected to arrive in South Africa sometime in 2019.
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