Volkswagen is anticipating a huge demand for the VW T-Roc from top global markets, given how popular compact crossovers are. And in such markets, it has the potential of significantly increasing VW's sales figures.
So even before it goes on sale, VW’s board of management for sales and marketing Jürgen Stackmann divulged to CarAdvice that the company will be tripling the crossover's production to 200,000 units annually. It will be built alongside the Volkswagen Sharan and Seat Alhambra at VW's Palmela plant in Portugal. It will start arriving in showrooms across Europe from November, and other global markets in 2018. The car is already available to order in Germany.
Making its world premiere at the IAA 2017 in Frankfurt, the T-Roc is VW's smallest SUV yet. It will slot under the VW Tiguan when it goes on sale. Based on the widely used MQB platform, T-Roc measures 4,234 mm in length, 1,819 mm in width, 1,573 mm in height, and has a wheelbase stands at 2,603 mm. Also available is an R-Line package that spruces up its exterior for a sportier look. It has a 445-litre boot capacity that can be increased to 1,290 litres by folding the rear seats.
Based on the market, the T-Roc is available in three petrol and three diesel engine options with displacement ranging from 1.0L - 2.0L. The most powerful variant is the 2.0L TDI variant with 190 PS and 400 Nm of peak torque. Less powerful engines can be had with a 6-speed manual while a 7-speed DSG is available. The T-Roc also comes equipped with 4MOTION AWD in select variants.