READY TO ROC
VW’S new light crossover looks set to shake up this cutthroat segment
BABY OF THE FAMILY
Positioned beneath the Tiguan, the T-roc is underpinned by VW’S extensively utilised MQB modular platform and will share a good deal of its running gear with the related Audi Q2. Measuring 4,17 metres in length, 1,83 metres wide and 1,50 metres high, the T-roc is comparable in size to the Nissan Juke.
SAFE AS HAUSES
Driver-assistance systems, including city emergency braking and a lane-keeping function, will be offered alongside adaptive chassis control and progressive assistance steering. An electrically operated rear hatch and keyless ignition are among the optional convenience features.
UNDER THE BONNET
Internationally, the T-roc will be offered with these powerplants.
1,0 TSI, FWD, six-speed manual (85 kw/200 N.m) 1,5 TSI, FWD/AWD, six-speed manual/ seven-speed dual-clutch (110 kw/250 N.m) 2,0 TSI, AWD, seven-speed dual-clutch (140 kw/320 N.m)
1,6 TDI, FWD, six-speed manual (85 kw/250 N.m) 2,0 TDI, FWD/AWD, six-speed manual/ seven-speed dual clutch (110 kw/340 N.m) 2,0 TDI, AWD, seven-speed dual-clutch (140 kw/400 N.m)
Volkswagen AG’S board chairman, Herbert Diess, has stated that the group is keen on the idea of an R model. Should it get the green light, the T-roc R would feature AWD and a 2,0-litre TSI turbopetrol engine tuned to produce 223 kw.