The plant, which currently produces mainly the open-top version of the T-Roc, is "very competent" as a "niche convertible location," the CEO said in an internal interview, about which the workforce could submit questions. "The next option must of course be an electric convertible. There are considerations at Volkswagen, there are considerations at Audi," the group CEO is quoted as saying, without being more specific.
For a long time, Diess also seemed to be the promoter behind the ID. Buggy study. However, the MEB-based fun car was not to be built at VW, but in cooperation with e.Go Mobile. However, such a model never made it onto the road, and the project was discontinued in 2020.
This spring, Volkswagen itself publicly considered a convertible based on the ID.3 and published a sketch of it. "An ID.3 Cabrio would be really appealing - electric and enjoying the outdoors with the roof down," VW's newsroom said at the time. With the "thought experiment", VW wanted to get customer feedback - which may have been positive enough to bring the ID.3 Cabrio as a niche model similar to the T-Roc Cabrio.