Marcus De Guzman / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | April 10, 2017 18:18
Production version of Volkswagen T-Roc spied for the very first time
Several days ago, we came upon a design rendering of what could be the production version of the Volkwagen T-Roc. If the image was to be believed, the T-Roc took some design inspirations from the all-new Tiguan and Polo hatchback. Now it appears Volkswagen is indeed serious in getting a piece of the B-segment crossover action.
What you're seeing right now are the very first images of Volkswagen's all-new B-segment crossover fighter. First revealed as a concept during the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show, the upcoming crossover appeared to have stayed true to the original design but more or less, feautures some minor alterations.
Starting with the front fascia, it gets sleek headlights that resemble the ones used on the Tiguan. It gets a chin spoiler as well which compliments the three-bar chrome grill. Even though it's small, Volkswagen made sure it stands out thanks to the flared wheel arches and wheel lip moldings that highlight the car's width.
Even though the driver tried to cover the car from prying eyes, our spies were still able to take photos of the crossover's rear. From the looks of things, it appears Volkswagen also took inspiration from the Polo with its unique taillights and tailgate design.
In terms of size it's highly likely it will measure roughly around 4,300mm long, pitting it squarely against other B-segment crossovers.
Underpinning the upcoming T-Roc is the MQB platform and will be available with a variety of engines. Rumors suggest that the entry-level model will be powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline that may put out 115 PS. Mid-range models, on the other hand, might get a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbo that can produce 150 PS. A GTI variant with a powerful 2.0-liter turbo could also arrive in the final lineup.
Furthermore, a range of turbo-diesels may also be in the pipeline, as well as a full-electric model. As for transmission choices, a six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch may be available for the upcoming T-Roc.
The all-new Volkwagen T-Roc may officially be unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.