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Cabriolet Meets SUV

The Volkswagen brand has invested over 80 million euros into the Osnabrück plant in order to produce the T-Roc Cabriolet there starting in 2020.

The Volkswagen brand is speeding ahead with the latest chapter in almost 70 years of Cabriolet history. Starting in the first half of 2020, T-Roc convertible will be rolling off the production line at the Osnabrück plant. The Supervisory Board for the Volkswagen Group approved the necessary investment of over 80 million euros into the site at its last meeting. This money will be used for comprehensive modernization of production technology at the Osnabrück plant, including assembly and logistics facilities.

With the T-Roc Cabriolet, Volkswagen is set to cross this open vehicle design over into the SUVsegment, which is experience especially strong growth right now. Current plans foresee up to 20,000 vehicles rolling off the production line in Osnabrück every year after the initial start-up phase. "This is giving the plant excellent prospects for the future," notes CEO Herbert Diess, who also referred to "the Osnabrück team’s decades of experience in convertibles." Over 330,000 soft-top Beetles are just some of the many vehicles that have rolled off the production line at this plant. Today, around 2,300 employees are involved in manufacturing the Volkswagen Tiguan and Porsche Cayman, as well as painting parts for the Škoda Fabia.