German automaker Volkswagen is aiming at expanding its portfolio of crossovers and SUVs. Volkswagen has two such models at present and the company is racing towards increasing the number to six in the coming two to three years. Right now Volkswagen has Tiguan and Touareg models in this portfolio.
The new additions that will comprise the expanded portfolio are expected to include a seven-seat crossover to be based on the CrossBlue concept. Besides, there is another crossover expected to include with coupe-like styling and it will be based on the CrossBlue Coupe concept. An extended version of the next-generation Tiguan along with a sporty crossover based on the T-Roc concept are also in the pipeline.
We have spy shots of the sporty crossover based on the T-Roc concept. Pictured here is the test version of the model that is veiled under the makeshift body of a current-generation Tiguan. However, the track of the new vehicle is noticeably smaller as compared to that of the Tiguan, which suggests towards a production version of the T-Roc.
The Volkswagen T-Roc concept will be equipped with flexible MQB platform of the company. In fact, apart from the Touareg which is fitted with MLB technique, the rest of the crossovers and SUVs of Volkswagen are likely to have MQB platform as the basis.
It is also likely that the version of the MQB platform that is created for the production T-Roc will be used for Audi’s forthcoming Q1 subcompact and for Audi TT Offroad concept, which is a production version car.
Despite the fact that the original T-Roc concept was a three-door, the new model might turn up to be a five-door body utilized for the production version. The new T-Roc concept will also have a four-cylinder engine, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive.
The car might get public in 2016 and will be available for sale in early 2017. Among the major rivals of the production T-Roc include Nissan’s Juke crossover, Chevrolet Trax and the MINI Cooper Countryman.