Volkswagen unveils latest compact SUV
Volkswagen has revealed the T-Roc, the latest SUV to join its range. Designed for the compact SUV market, the T-Roc will enter the German manufacturer’s line-up below the Tiguan, and is the latest vehicle to be based on VW Group’s MQB platform.
The crossover will be offered with six engines at launch – three petrol and three diesels. No figures have been announced, but the power units will be offered in frontwheel drive with a manual gearbox or a seven-speed dualclutch automatic, or all-wheel drive coupled to the automatic.
As standard, the car will come with air-conditioning, a full-colour infotainment system, LED tail lights and daytime running lights.
The T-Roc will be available in a base spec or with two higher trim levels: Sport and Style. Rather than one being superior, the trims are equal, offered as alternatives. Style focuses on visual touches, such as a variety of interior colour options, whereas Sport includes more driving-focused features, such as sports seats.
According to Volkswagen, the T-Roc is “in a league of its own” for driver-assistance systems. Standard features on all models include automatic post-collision braking, lane assist, pedestrian monitoring, and city emergency braking.
The T-Roc offers 445 litres of luggage space. That increases to 1,290 with the rear seats folded down.
Dr Herbert Diess, chairman of the Volkswagen brand board of management, said: “The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the SUV segment. With its functionality, dynamic handling and technology, the T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen qualities.”
UK prices for the T-Roc have yet to be announced but in Europe they start at 20,000 euros (about £18,000) and will begin in November.