Drop-top SUV looks to replace Golf Cabriolet in VW's line-up with fabric roof and four-seat cabin.

Photographers have snapped images of the upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible for the first time, ahead of a production debut in 2020.

Following in similar vein to the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the soft-top T-Roc will join a very exclusive club of SUV cabriolets – whether it's a club worth joining is up to you...

The German brand confirmed it would be making a convertible version of the T-Roc crossover in February, scheduled for a reveal during 2020. The 'wagon' version is already on sale in overseas markets like Europe, though numerous production delays have kept it off the table for Australia at the moment.

Compared to the five-door hard-roofed version, the T-Roc Convertible will be a two-door and have a swoopier coupe-style roofline, with design elements inspired by the 2016 T-Breeze concept.

It should also be strictly a four-seater, compared to the regular model's five-passenger capacity.

The T-Roc Convertible is part of Volkswagen's plans for an expanded SUV range, given it projects crossovers will account for 40 per cent of sale in 2020. It will also fill the void left by the now-defunct Eos and Golf convertibles.

Expect the drop-top SUV to offer the same powertrains as the regular T-Roc, meaning a range of three- and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, headlined by a 140kW 2.0-litre turbo petrol with all-wheel drive.

Front- and all-wheel drivetrains should also be offered, along with the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG automatic depending on the market.

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