Described as a compact crossover, the T-Roc is essentially a higher, stronger and more versatile Volkswagen Golf. Sporting the re-engineered engine of the new Golf, this model is made to be an offroader with punchy design features. It offers maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, leading-edge driver assistance systems, dynamic engines and above all modern, expressive design. A car that is just as much at home in the city as it is on rough terrain.
This all-new offering will sit just below the Tiguan – a hugely popular SUV that some simply cannot justify for the size. With the T-Roc comes a new appeal, mostly from young singles who would prefer the higher stance of an SUV on the road but don’t necessarily need a load of space – still, the T-Roc offers more back-seat and luggage space than most compact SUVs!
As a first for Volkswagen, the T-Roc will be offered in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section which will match with the A-pillars and exterior mirrors. What’s more, a wide radiator grille to the front is flanked by a stylish pair of integrated headlights, making the T-Roc a completely new face for Volkswagen on the roads – unmistakeable day or night. The silhouette is sleek; elongated by striking chrome that runs from the A-pillars and pulls your eye along the roof-line as a coupé would.
The off-road look is enhanced by an all-round, dark plastic trim, which protects the bodywork around the wheel arches and side sills, as well as the vehicle's front and rear. The T-Roc isn’t just dressed to impress - the optionally front-wheel or all-wheel drive combines the aplomb of an SUV with the agility of a sporty compact model. Enter 4MOTION mode for ideal traction that lets you tackle almost any terrain, optional sports suspension for firm, responsive handling and optional DCC adaptive chassis control that lets you change the characteristics of the power steering.
Inside tells the same story with a robust SUV feel. The interplay between the Active Info Display and the specific infotainment system creates a new, digital and interactive cockpit. Millennials will feel right at home with the investment into connectivity. Via smartphone and Volkswagen Car Net it is possible to use a wide spectrum of online services and apps and to integrate the telephone and/or media library. Another feature being offered by Volkswagen in the new T-Roc is the "Security & Service" package (including Emergency Service, Automatic Accident Notification and Roadside Assistance).
The trim lines will be announced soon, with the base model set to impress in its own right. Options expected with Cruse Control, Rear View reversing camera, keyless access and electric hatch control, plus plenty more driving assistance systems.