Volkswagen has released a teaser sketch and a short video of the T-ROC on Twitter which according to the company has been confirmed to debut globally in August 23.
The images show the coarse dimensions and original design which have been merged into the earlier sketches from a wider angle in the profile but these spy pictures of the pre-production car reveal that the look is definitely going to be toned down for the finishing model.
The video shows small peeps of different features of T-ROC such as wheels, front and rear lights and wing mirrors.
The in-the-metal work in which the name of T-ROC has been written reveal that the designers of the car have been inspired from ‘Tiguan’ which also happens to be one in the line of SUV’s of Volkswagen. T-ROC however, has a lower riding compared to Tiguan which was showcased in 2014, Geneva Motor Show. T-ROC also happens to draw quite a bit from Polo.
The production of T-ROC will soon begin, the company is already staking on the road competence and design of the car. If one remembers ‘Taigun’ of Volkswagen showcased in 2014 in India – T-ROC happens to be an advanced version of it.
The T-ROC can be expected to have a powerful look, integrated headlights along with wide and bold radiator grille. The day time running lights or DRLs and turn indicators have been stationed on the bumper.
Volkswagen Golf would also be available for sale along with T-ROC SUV and it would be sharing the modular design structure with Audi Q2 SUV as the MQB platform which is supporting the base of Audi Q2 is same for T-ROC. The overall dimension of T-ROC would be similar to that of the Audi Q2.
Volkswagen would be having both petrol and diesel versions of T-ROC and the complete range which powers the Volkswagen Golf is likely to be used on SUV with different tuning. The 1.0 three cylinder turbo petrol engine and the 1.5L TSI petrol engine which was used on Golf will be used in T-ROC. For some time now Volkswagen has been trying to introduce small displacement diesel engines to their new SUV’s and cars however, T-ROC will not have this. The diesel variants of the T-ROC SUV will definitely boost the sales for Volkswagen.
There will be 1.6L TDI and 2.0L TDI options in the diesel engine variations with both six speed manual and seven speed DSG on offer. The 4-motion all-wheel drive system may also feature on the top models of T-ROC. Customers can expect GTI, GTE plug-in, GTD and the R version of T-ROC later on but a fully electronic T-ROC may not be available. Volkswagen has announced that their electric SUV’s and cars would be sold under the Volkswagen I.D. brand which would be based on electric MEB platform. Its prototype was displayed in the Paris Motor Show in 2016 but the production vehicle based on the prototype would be launched only in 2019.