Volkswagen Launches T-Roc SUV This Summer

Mar 24, 2017 07:30 AM EDT | Joyce Vega

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Back in 2014, Volkswagen showcased their Golf-sized compact crossover at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. For some time, it was speculated that the T-Roc will arrive in 2018, however, the latest development around the SUV suggest towards a possible launch date this summer.

As reported by Auto Express, Volkswagen T-Roc SUV is targeted at buyers who don’t want the increased footprint of an SUV but value the added practicality and a raised ride height. The car will probably share most of its DNA with the Audi Q2. It is around 4.2 meters long and 1.8 meters wide. The engine and the gearbox are also expected to be taken from VW’s Golf range. Both, the entry-level 1.0-liter three cylinder turbo with 115 brake horsepower and the 1.5-liter TSI EVO turbo petrol engine with 148 brake horsepower will be available.

On the other hand, there should be 1.6 and 2.0-liter TDI diesel engines in the T-Roc, with power ranging from 115 brake horsepower to 148 brake horsepower. Six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG gearboxes will also be offered across most engine options. The entry level models will be front-wheel drive only, but it is likely that Volkswagen will make its 4MOTION four-wheel-drive system available on higher-spec diesel versions.

According to India Car News, on the inside, the T-Roc comes with a touch screen that is positioned in the center of the console and it is designed as a tablet. There is an HD camera in the area of the rear view mirror. The controls, indicators and climate control functions are added in digital form. On top of that, the vehicle comes with leather wrapped steering wheel. The most notable interior element is the dash pad which is painted in Blue-Splash Metallic. Volkswagen T-Roc SUV is expected to launch in the second half of 2017, however, the price is still unknown.

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