Back in February we heard about Volkswagen’s plans to introduce a convertible variant of the T-Roc — and now, our snapper has spotted a prototype of the compact SUV being tested for the first time.

The soft-top is being slated for a 2020 debut and looks just like the design sketch which VW revealed earlier this year. It is a rather quirky looking two-door SUV and to accommodate the retractable soft-top, VW will have made quite a lot of changes to the design, not that any immediately jump out at us — apart for the doors and revised decklid — due to the camouflage wrap.

It’s clear that its silhouette remains almost exactly the same as the regular model (we were able to deduce this since our snapper only managed to get photos of the T-Roc Cabriolet with its roof up...) but we also note that the wide double-slat grille and the squinty headlights have been retained. The taillights and wheels also look the same as this point but since this is the first outing, things could change a fair bit before launch.

Engine options are unknown as of now, but whatever it has, it’ll probably power the front wheels to offset the additional weight from the roof mechanism.