Volkswagen has released the sketches of the T-ROC concept. This compact SUV is the latest addition to the ever growing list of concept SUVs from the German manufacturer and will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, next month.
The 4,179mm long T-Roc is slightly bigger than the Polo, and is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform. Carrying a Blue-Splash Metallic paintjob, the T-ROC features short overhangs with a wide track and flared wheel arches, giving it a rugged and sporty appearance. It can be converted into a topless car courtesy the two removable panels on the roof. The front of the car features a honeycomb design grille and round headlamps, which accommodate both the headlights and fog lamps. The LED DRLs also double up as turn indicators.
One of the prominent features inside the car is the 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, which seems to be a growing trend among cars from the Volkswagen group. The centre of the dashboard features a tablet-like, user-configurable infotainment screen and digital climate controls. The four leather-wrapped seats have been trimmed in Blue-Splash Metallic colour, a theme reflected in the rest of the interiors.
Under the hood, the compact SUV houses the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel from the Golf GTD which produces 181bhp and 380Nm of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox. Volkswagen claims it does a top speed of 210kmph and acceleration to 100kmph is achieved in 6.9 seconds for the T-ROC.
Volkswagen admits that the T-ROC is purely a concept and offers just ‘a glimpse at future Volkswagen SUVs’, rather than being developed for production. Volkswagen has been increasingly experimenting with the MQB platform in the different SUV segments. The Taigun and Tiguan concepts also point towards the new approach the company is taking and a lot of the styling is expected to be reflected in the final production version of the cars. The German manufacturer is making the most out of the different range of SUV segments and brands under its control. Volkswagen had showcased the Taigun at the Auto Expo and we expect the compact SUV to be launched here soon after its international launch.