This is the VW You Know You’ve Been Asking For: The T-Roc Cabriolet

Great news for everyone who thought that the Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet was a great idea, but not Volkswageny enough. The open-top crossover segment size has officially grown. Its name is Teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee T-Roc Cabriolet.

This is for the questions that don’t have any answers. Because nobody was asking the questions. Except for the product development team at Volkswagen. Who thought it was a great idea.

It’s a classic soft top, which VW says is “following the tradition of the Beetle and the Golf.” So our apologies to those two models. The top can open in just nine seconds, at speeds up to 19 mph.

Of course, the open version of the sporty-ish T-Roc CUV needs some extra rollover protection. And it gets it in the form of pop-up hoops that’ll shoot up in a fraction of a second should things get a little too rolly.

It’ll come in Style and R-Line trims. Style, VW says, “embodies a focus on design and individual flair.” R-Line is just black trim with fog lights and a sports-suspension. Two engines will be available in the T-Roc Cabrio. A 1.0L 3-cyl gas engine with 115 hp and a 1.5L four with 150. Six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch boxes are available.

Of course, we don’t expect the T-Roc Cabriolet in the US, since we don’t get the standard T-Roc. But we thought you’d want to know it exists. It will be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show later this week, arriving on the market next spring.