This is the Volkswagen T-Roc, the company’s fourth SUV that sits below the Tiguan in the lineup. Compact, expressive and striking, this model plans to shake up the segment.
VW has announced a brand-new SUV, the Volkswagen T-Roc, in order to bring a fresh face to the compact SUV class. Offering maximum personalisation, innovative technologies, leading driver assistance systems and dynamic engines, this model is fully capable in the city and on rough terrain.
VW Chairman of the Board, Dr Herbert Diess, said at the world premiere in Italy: “The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the booming SUV segment. With its functionality, dynamic handling and technology, the T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen qualities. It marks a milestone in our SUV offensive.”
Numerous design features define the style of the new model; a wide radiator grille with integrated dual headlights, a form-factor that is reminiscent of a coupe-like vehicle, and an off-road look that is enhanced by all-round, dark plastic trim, which protects the bodywork around the wheel arches and side sills.
The interior is an adaptation of the exterior design. The same robust SUV feel that you’ve come to expect from a Tiguan, with modern surfaces and technology. The Active Info Display and infotainment system create a new, digital and interactive cockpit.
“The T-Roc marks a milestone in our SUV offensive.”
DR HERBERT DIESS – VOLKSWAGEN
Luggage space isn’t a problem either. If all five seats are occupied, the boot space can hold 445 litres, and the backrests can be folded down in a 60/40 split to offer up to 1,290 litres of luggage capacity. Volkswagen is eager to point out that hardly any other SUV in this class offers such a spacious package.
The standard safety features on the T-Roc offer high-tech systems such as the Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and Lane Assist. More standard features include air conditioning, LED rear light cluster and LED daytime running lights.
As well as the standard T-Roc specification, there will also be Sport and Style variations that customers can choose from. While the ‘Style’ has exclusive touches such as the interior’s decorative panels available in a choice of colours, the focus for the ‘Sport’ trim level is on sporty features such as the standard sport comfort seats.
When the T-Roc launches, it will comes with a choice of three petrol engines (TSI) and three diesel engines (TDI). There will be manual and DSG versions, and front wheel drive or 4Motion all-wheel drive options.