Volkswagen T-Roc Spied Testing
Volkswagen's new crossover is finally becoming a reality
Not so long ago, VW Vortex reported on the confirmation of the Volkswagen T-Roc heading to the US. And now the guys at VW Vortex have spotted an actual “roughly-Golf-sized-crossover” and luckily for us, they weren’t shy to share the shots.
The T-Roc, first shown in 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show, is likely to share the same MQB platform as the upcoming Audi Q3. Although Volkswagen reserved the right to remain silent on most of the T-Roc’s details in Geneva, they revealed the name and wide hips. This is probably why VW Vortex can say with confidence that the crossover will be called the T-Roc when it hits production.
The T-Roc will be offered with a range of engines in Europe, starting with a 115HP 1.0-litre 3-cylinder motor, to a more popular turbocharged 2.0-litre power plant which is likely to be seen in the U.S market. Also, because VW were touting the T-Roc as a sporty vehicle, the 2.0-litre engine might be given the same amount of power as the one in the GTI.
Europeans will also be able to choose between a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG.
“Everybody loves T-Roc, everybody,” former dealer chairman, Alan Brown, told Automotive News hinting that the T-Roc should be sold in the U.S. “The only concern is whether it’s going to be priced outside of the market, where it wouldn’t do the volume that it deserves to do.”
The T-Roc is set to show at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. But it’s yet to be revealed when the American debut will be.