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Fleets of Fancy: VOLKSWAGEN T-ROC CABRIOLET 1.5 TSI 150

Why should I want it?

A Fleet of Fancy that’s more about show than go, but
the stylish T-Roc Cabriolet has more rear space than any other sub-£30k convertible, and a driving experience that avoids the heavy-but-wobbly feel of some cabrios.

 

Why can’t I have it?

There’s a surprising amount of wind noise, to the point that you feel the need to check that all the windows are shut. The letterbox opening of the boot isn’t the most practical, and neither is the sub-300 litres of boot space. Cabriolet residuals are also surprisingly a touch below those of the regular T-Roc.

 

Arguments to use on the fleet manager

The only ways to get wind-in-hair motoring for cheaper are the Mazda MX-5 or the Mini Convertible, both of which are less practical. The drop-top is under £3500 pricier than the regular T-Roc crossover, and efficiency
is within 6g/km (but two BiK bands) and 1.3mpg.

Paul Barker

 

More fleety alternative

 

Mini Cooper Convertible 2020A cheaper way into roof-down motoring is the Mini Cooper Convertible. It’s smaller than the T-Roc, and not as nice to drive roof-up because visibility isn’t the best, but it kicks off at a touch over £20,000 for the Classic model, with its 136hp petrol engine and 142g/km of emissions.

 

 

Factfile

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet 1.5 TSI 150
Economy:42.8 mpg
Emissions:150g/km
Performance:9.6 seconds/127 mph
Power:150hp
Price:£28,915