Auto News for Feb. 26 – VW Crossover Droptop Coming!


Volkswagen will offer an SUV convertible based on its new T-ROC. On its European site, Volks said the new offering will be produced in the first half of 2020.

Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen brand, says: “Volkswagen is evolving into an SUV brand. The T-Roc is already setting new standards in the compact SUV segment. With the cabriolet based on the T-Roc, we will be adding a highly emotional model to the range.”

It will be produced in Germany at the plant in Osnabrück. Volks said by 2020, about 40 percent of the vehicles it produces will be SUV’s or about 20 models.

Currently, Osnabrück assembles the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Porsche Cayman.

Motor Trend has a video that offers some hints as to what the next generation Audi A6 will look like. You can check it out at:

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2020-audi-a6-redesign-teaser/

In the nice gesture department, U-Haul is offering 30 days free self-storage to Arkansas residents who have been or will be impacted by flooding across the state. Severe storms have produced heavy rain across the state over the last several days.

The replica 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California from the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the Fifteen-Millionth Ford (a 1927 Ford Model T), the 1984 Plymouth Voyager Minivan, the 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback from the movie Bullitt, and the 1918 Cadillac Type 57 will all be featured as part of the Historic Vehicle Association’s fourth annual Cars at the Capital exhibition during the month of April.

They are, respectively, the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 21st, and 4th vehicles to have been added to the National Historic Vehicle Register in recognition of their significance in American automotive history.

Each vehicle will be exhibited on the National Mall in illuminated glass display cases between the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art.

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