Volkswagen T-ROC SUV – All You Need To Know
Set to make a public debut at two thousand seventeen Frankfurt Motor Showcase, the fresh two thousand eighteen VW T-ROC SUV will go on sale in December this year
- Editorial Team
- August 24, 2017
After numerous concepts, teaser pics and sketches, Volkswagen has ultimately exposed the long-awaited Volkswagen T-ROC SUV. Based on the seventh-generation Golf platform, the fresh VW T-ROC SUV will be the smallest crossover from the German carmaker in the US market. It will very first go on sale in UK market in December, while the production of the SUV is scheduled to kick off towards the end of this year. This crossover will directly rival the likes of Mini Countryman, Nissan Qashqai and Toyota C-HR. As of now, the German carmaker has no plan to bring in it in the Indian market. A near-production version of the T-Roc was very first taunted at the two thousand seventeen Geneva Motor Showcase. As a reminder, the T-ROC concept was very first previewed at the two thousand fourteen Geneva Motor Demonstrate.
This SUV will make its public debut at the two thousand seventeen Frankfurt Motor Display. Designed on the VW Group’s MQB modular platform, the Volkswagen T-Roc shares some of its design and styling cues with the Audi Q2; however, the latter one is sportier with a coupe-like roofline. The production version of the VW TROC SUV looks entirely different from the concept version that broke cover at the GIMS 2014. While the concept version was a 2-door convertible, the production version is a decent 5-door SUV. Some of the key design elements include acute headlamps, hexagonal grille, honeycomb mesh broad air dams, stylish bumpers, horizontally placed fog lamps and bod coloured panels and LED tail lamps. Also Read – Upcoming Volkswagen Cars In India
With 5-seats configuration, the VW T-ROC is claimed to suggest a spacious and feature-loaded cabin. The SUV measures Four,234mm in length, 1,819mm in width and 1,573mm in height and has the wheelbase of Two,603mm. On the inwards, the T-ROC shares dashboard with the Golf hatchback, but it gets fresh coloured trim. It will get a fresh 11.3-inch active info display with digital instrument pack and floating dashboard. The SUV also gets a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.
This VW Global SUV will come with three petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol versions will include a 1.0-litre 3-cylinder developing 117bhp and 271Nm and a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder that is good for 152bhp and 339Nm. The range-topping model will be powered by a Two.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine that is good for 193bhp and 434Nm of torque. The oil burner will include an 117bhp, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder and a Two.0-litre 4-cylinder unit that produces two states of tunes – 152bhp and 193bhp. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic unit. Both front-wheel drive and 4Motion all-wheel-drive system will be on suggest. Read – Volkswagen Virtus Sedan To Substitute Vento
Volkswagen T-ROC Picture Gallery
Volkswagen T-ROC Exterior
As mentioned above, the fresh Volkswagen SUV is based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform that also underpins the Tiguan SUV. Unlike the concept that features a 3D radiator grille designed with large honeycomb shaped openings, the production-ready VW T-ROC sports a large hexagonal grille with chrome slats, flanked by lean headlamps with LED daytime running lights (DRLs). Interestingly, the LED daytime running lamps and cornering lights are placed on the lower bumper. The DRLs also work as indicators, as it switches to an orange shade when the turn signals are in operations. The broader air-dams gets honeycomb mesh design and the bumper gets horizontally placed fog lamps. The muscular wheel arches accentuate its sporty side profile sharing resemblance to the Audi Q2. While the latter one has a coupe-line profile, the former features a stationary flatter roof.
The SUV features aggressive creases running across the length. There is a swage line that runs back above the door treats and a chrome trim element that extends from the A-pillar over the entire side of the roof and merges into the base on the broad C-pillars. The vehicle also gets two-tone paint scheme, with contrasting colour suggested on the roof section, A-pillars and exterior mirror housing. The concept showcased was a 2-door SUV featuring large windscreen, large roof spoiler and rear windscreen. There is an aluminium unclothe on the C-pillars, which add to its styling. Carrying a roof mounted spoiler, nicely designed LED tail-lamps and aggressive bumper, the rear profile of the SUV looks sporty. The concept model was tooled with three-dimensional LED lights and high gloss black boot lid and rear spoiler. It also gets “Cool Granite” plastic cladding adding more to its sporty character. Read – Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze Compact SUV Is Coming To India
Volkswagen T-ROC Dimensions
Proportionally, the fresh Volkswagen SUV is slightly longer than the Audi Q2 that measures 4191mm in length, 1794mm in width and 1508mm in height with a wheelbase of 2601mm. It measures Four,234mm in length, 1,819mm in width and 1,573mm in height, and has a wheelbase of Two,603mm. As a reminder, the concept version of the VW T-ROC was Four,179mm long, 1,831mm broad and 1,501mm tall. Based on the modular Transverse Matrix platform, the SUV offers 445-litres of boot space. The luggage carrying capacity can be further extended to 1,290-litres by folding the rear seat. Read- Volkswagen Atlas 7-Seater SUV Unveiled
Volkswagen T-ROC Compact SUV Interior
While the T-ROC concept was a 4-seater, the production version comes with a 5-seat configuration. Most of the interior design elements and features are carried over from the Golf hatchback. The compact SUV comes tooled with a floating dashboard, which is similar to its hatchback sibling. However, the dashboard gets fresh coloured trims to give it a refreshing look. It sports Volkswagen’s fresh 11.3-inch active info display digital instrument pack and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control. This system is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. Adding to it, the SUV has an inductive smartphone charge plate and a 300-watt, eight-channel Bose sound system. Other key features include a multi-functional steering wheel, leather seats, automatic climate control and rear AC vents, etc.
Volkswagen T-ROC Concept Specifications
Volkswagen will launch the fresh T-ROC compact SUV with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol version of the SUV is suggested with three powertrain options – 1.0-litre TSI, a fresh 1.5-litre TSI and Two.0-litre TSI. While the smaller capacity engine is capable of producing 117bhp and 271Nm of torque, the 1.5L unit is good for 152bhp of power and 339N of torque. The range-topping Two.0-litre TDI motor churns out 193bhp of power and 434Nm of torque. As a reminder, the concept model was tooled with a Two.0L turbo-diesel direct injection engine churning out power worth 181.4bhp (184PS).
The diesel engines include an 117bhp, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder and a Two.0-litre turbodiesel engine that offers two states of tunes – 152bhp and 193bhp. A 6-speed manual gearbox will be suggested on the lower variants, while a 7-speed DSG automatic unit with a 4MOTION AWD system will be restricted to the top-spec trims. The fresh Volkswagen compact SUV also suggest three different driving modes: Street, Off-road and Snow. The parameters of the 4Motion drive train, 7-speed DSG (dual-clutch gearbox), Six pack, Hill Embark Assist and Hill Descent Control vary depending on the mode selected.
Launch and Expected Price
It would be fairly early to comment whether the Volkswagen T-ROC SUV will make its way to India or not. If it comes to India, the fresh T-ROC is estimated to fall in the price range of Rs sixteen lakh to Rs twenty two lakh (ex-showroom). The SUV will come in production by the end of this year, and its global launch will take place in December 2017. In the VW’s global product lineup, the VW T-ROC will be placed below the Tiguan SUV.