Anton Andres / Volkswagen, Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | August 03, 2017 12:07
2018 Volkswagen T-Roc debut set for August 23
Volkswagen is right on schedule to launch their B-segment crossover offering, the T-Roc. A few months ago, the German automaker said the debut for the T-Roc will be set for August. Now, Volkswagen has confirmed the launch date of the said crossover on August 23, 2017.
Just before its launch, Volkswagen has released a teaser video showing the design sketch of the B-crossover, as well as computer generated images (CGI) of its interior. Also seen here in the video is a full-scale clay model of the car, as well as an adaptation of Audi's Virtual Cockpit. The full LCD instrument cluster was first used in a Volkswagen with the Arteon four-door coupe.
As for other details, the T-Roc will be riding on the new MQB platform. This architecture also underpins the Audi A3, the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan and all-new, sixth-generation Volkswagen Polo. Expect a range of turbocharged gas and diesel engines to power the T-Roc and, given Volkswagen Group's transition into electric vehicles, a plug-in hybrid model is likely being developed. The 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc will slot below the Tiguan and will serve as the entry-level crossover of the brand.
Two months ago, a CGI image of the car surfaced online, along with photos of the crossover with no camouflage. The T-Roc takes its name from the 2014 concept of the same name. While official dimensions have yet to be announced, the concept measured in at 4,178 mm long, putting it right in the middle of the B-segment crossover segment. Should the production model stay close to the concept's size, the T-Roc's primary competition is likely to be the Ford EcoSport and the Nissan Juke.
Should Volkswagen stay on schedule, the all-new Touareg will make its debut this October, along with the next-generation Polo Notch. The Volkswagen Auto Group also said that a completely redesigned Jetta will be introduced by December.