Production VW T-Roc mini crossover teased at the Geneva Motor Show
Posted on: Mar 14, 2017 - 4:24pm IST
Will arrive later this year.
At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, besides unveiling the VW Arteon, Volkswagen teased a number future vehicles that will arrive later this year. The latter included the VW T-Roc concept‘s production version.
From what Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess said during the announcement at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, it’s clear that the VW T-Roc concept’s production version won’t see a name change.
From the teaser image, the VW T-Roc looks roughly the size of the Audi Q2. Both have similar proportions, but the Audi Q2 is sportier with a coupe-esque roofline. The Volkswagen has a rather flattish roofline typical of an SUV and even roof rails to complement that. Pronounced wheel arches further add to the SUV appeal.
Between the larger headlamps, there’s a hexagonal radiator grille with two horizontal slats. The air dam grille has a honeycomb pattern, and it is flanked by horizontal fog lamps.
The VW T-Roc will ride on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB A0 platform and sit between the VW T-Cross Breeze concept‘s production version and the VW Tiguan. The sub-compact SUV is expected to include 1.0-litre TSI and 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol units and 1.6-litre TDI and 2.0-litre TDI diesel units in the range of options. Transmission choices may include 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. Select models will likely have availability of the 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. Derivatives may include a plug-in hybrid variant and even a pure electric variant.
With the ruling out of the MQB A0 platform for India all but official, one cannot expect the T-Breeze or the T-ROC in India.