Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Volkswagen Press | posted February 28, 2014 12:30
T-ROC offers outlook on new SUV model from VW
Volkswagen has revealed the images of the T-ROC SUV concept prior to its Geneva debut, a powerful, low slung crossover.
The exterior of the T-ROC is designed with a 3D radiator grill with large honeycomb-shaped openings. It is equipped with LED headlights and has an aluminum cross-member at the bottom of it. The aluminum cross-member houses the LED daytime running lights and indicators. There are also round headlights that has three strips of LEDs mounted in the bumper which is inspired by the legendary Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Type 34. Underneath the three LEDs, Volkswagen has integrated a movable camera. The LEDs and camera follow the steering angle of the vehicle. The image of the surrounding is transmitted to a removable tablet on the center console of the car.
The rear of the vehicle has a black high-gloss boot lid and roof spoiler. It also has an LED taillights that also has aluminum elements. The rear of the T-ROC also has a camera that is placed below the LED lights.
The interior of the T-ROC has a low-profile dashboard with a horizontal layout. The dashpad is painted in “Blue-Splash Mettalic”. The door accent strips, the trim panel of the center console, and the trim accents of the leather-trimmed steering wheel has the same paint finish to the T-ROC’s body.
The controls, status indicators, and climate control functions of the T-ROC are all in digital form. It also has an tablet infotainment system that is firmly locked into the dashboard. The T-ROC also features three types of driving mode which are Street, Offroad, and Snow.
The T-ROC is powered by a 184 PS direct-injection turbodiesel engine with 380 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted through a seven speed dual-clutch gearbox.
Expect the T-ROC to turn heads at the VW booth during the Geneva Motor Show next week.