Volkswagen is revamping its SUV portfolio with the introduction of an SUV in every segment that exists. After the introduction of big guns namely the Atlas, the Tiguan and the upcoming new-gen Touareg, the German car maker will now shift its focus towards introducing the Golf-based crossover. An image of the same has surfaced online, revealing its final production-spec design.
Volkswagen showcased the T-Roc Concept way back in 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show. Although the name for the Golf-based crossover hasn’t been confirmed yet, the T-Roc seems to have dropped several design elements from the Concept. The ‘baby Tiguan’ will carry a similar Volkswagen family face with boxy lines, sharp creases and a no-nonsense approach on the exterior.
Dimension wise, the Golf-based SUV is sure to keep the T-Roc Concept’s dimensions. So at 4,179x1,831x1,501mm, the crossover will be on par with the likes of Renault Captur and Suzuki S-Cross. Similar to the new Tiguan, and all the other vehicles in the German giant’s portfolio, the T-Roc crossover will be based on the versatile and modular MQB architecture. This will help to keep the cost in check, while providing a lightweight platform and more engine options.
When introduced, the T-Roc crossover will carry forward the powertrain options from the Golf. A front-wheel layout will be standard with all-wheel drive as optional. A plug-in hybrid powertrain and an R-Line version are also on the cards. When launched, the T-Roc will directly enter into the fray with the likes of Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, Peugeot 2008, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, and Toyota C-HR, among others.
Test mules of the high-riding Golf have been spotted testing on many occasions in Europe and China. Expect the T-Roc crossover to make its official debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Following the Tiguan, Volkswagen might bring the production-spec T-Roc to the Indian shores, given the growing demands for the SUV in the country.